The medal represents the symbol PAX.
The monogram PAX was invented by Jhon Paul the II. It symbolizes the aspiration of the peace among the people. It is composed by two overlapped Greek letters: the who (x) and the rho (p), which is the anagram of the word “Christos” in Greek and known as “Monogram of Christ.” To the sides there are the first one and the last letter of the Greek alphabet, the alpha and the omega, symbols of the beginning and the end. The complete meaning of the composition is: communion in Christ forever.
The Medal represents on a side the Saint in relief and on the other side the writing Vatican.
Born in Florence, when he was very young he moved to Rome, where he take care of his own evangelical mission in a corrupt and dangerous city, for this reason he received the appellative of “second apostle of Rome.” Here he founded an oratory. Thanks to his glad behaviour he is also called the “saint of the joy” or the “God’s minstrel.”
Recurrence: 26 May
Patronage: Young people
• Material: Gold 18 KT
• Diameter: 18 mm
18 mmGold 18 KTMedal.
The Medal in silver or in gilded silver represents the Saint with a little sheep and the writing SANCTA AGNES. The tradition tells that Sant’Agnese, virgin and martyr, was accused of stregonery and wnt to fire, but the flames divided under her body and her hair grew so much to cover her nudity.
Recurrence: 21 January
Etymology: Agnese = pure, caste, from the Greek
Emblems: Lamb, Lily, Palm
The Madonna of Mejugorje, said also Regina of the Peace or Gospa (“The Lady” or “Madonna”), is as the believers revered Maria, mother of Jesus, subsequently to some presumed apparitions, initiated to Medjugorje and testified by six clairvoyants.
The history of Ours Lady Aparecida starts in 1717, when the count of Assumar, Mr. Pedro of Almeida and Portugal, governor of the Province of St. Paul and Minas Gerais, stopped in the village of Guaratinguetá, during his trip toward Vila Rica, the today’s Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais. For this occasion, three fishermen, Domingos Garcia, Filipe Pedroso and João Alves, brought the fish for the banquet and they went to fish in the river Paraíba, in a area called Porto Itaguaçu. João Alves found in his net a statue of the Virgen, but without the head. He threws his net again and found the head of the statue. Later, the three fishermen filled with fishes their nets. For 15 years the statue remained in the house of Filipe Pedroso, where the neighbors went to pray the rosary. Some people that had prayed in front of the statue, affirmed to have received some graces and the cult spread in the whole Brazil.