This is a remarkable antique religious pin. It is a beautiful dove in flight, representing the Holy Ghost, and carrying a medal in its beak. The medal depicts a crowned Blessed Virgin Mary holding a young Christ in her lap.
This is a wonderful vintage religious medal. It shows Saint Joseph holding a loaf of bread and a jug of wine, representing the Eucharist, with a block of wood and an ax at his feet. The reverse contains the prayer “Saint Joseph Provider for the Family, Provide for Us.”
This is an amazing vintage religious keepsake medal. It was minted in celebration of Pope Pius XI’s 50th year as a priest. The front shows an image of the pope wearing the papal crown and giving a benediction. The Latin “In Piam Memoriam Jubel. L Sacerdotii P. P. XI” meaning (roughly) “In memory of the 50th Jubilee of the priesthood of Pope Pius XI”.
The reverse is an image commemorating the pope’s ordination in 1979. It shows his first celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The future pope is shown at the moment of consecration lifting the chalice high. There is an image of Christ above the altar and a depiction of the Vatican in a cloud above, indicating the future of the young priest. The words “Prima Missa Sacerdotis Ratti - 1879” meaning loosely “First Mass as an Ordained Priest - 1879”.
This is a remarkable antique religious medal. One side is an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus wrapped in thorns. Surrounding His Heart is the French “Voila Ce Coeur Qui Vous A Tant Aime” or roughly “This is the Heart that loves you so much”. The reverse is an image of The Blessed Virgin Mary holding a young Christ.
This is an amazing vintage keepsake medal. One side has an image of Pope Pius XII in profile while the other shows a cathedral door with the Latin “Annus Sanctus, Roma” or “Holy Year, Rome”.
Pope Pius XII has become well known for his heroic, often secret, actions taken to save lives during WWII. The canonization process was begun shortly after his death and he was declared “Venerable” in 2009 and only awaits the final declaration of sainthood.
This is a rare vintage religious medal. It is a commemorative medal celebrating the 1400th anniversary of Saint Gregory as well as the official crowning of the famous statue in Marsat in 1939. The image of Saint Gregory is surrounded with the words “Saint Gregory of Tours 539-1939”. The reverse shows the statue of the Black Madonna of Marsat with Christ in her lap and a crown hovering above her head. Surrounding them is the French “Our Lady of Marsat Pray for Us May 1939”.
This is a rare vintage religious medal. One side shows an image of Christ pointing to His Sacred Heart. “This is the Heart that loves men so much” is written in French above His arm and the artist’s mark “Penin” is below.
The other side shows a Pieta image of the sorrowful Blessed Virgin Mary with Our Lord’s Corpus in her lap. Surrounding the pieta is the French “Our Lady of Saint Germain of Fosses Pray for Us”
This is a captivating antique religious medal. The main image shows Jesus holding the scriptures and offering a blessing. The reverse contains a prayer in Old Church Slavonic, the liturgical language of the ancient Russian church. The Prayer reads “Save Our People O Lord”.
This is a beautiful medal of the famous Russian Saint Xenia. After the death of her husband, Xenia (also spelled Ksenia) gave up all her wealth and became known as a “Fool for Christ”. She spent her days helping the poor, and at night she would help at church construction sites, moving bricks to make building faster for the workers during the day.
This is a rare antique religious medal. One side shows an image of Christ with His Sacred Heart exposed. The reverse shows the Blessed Virgin Mary holding a young Jesus in one arm and the scapular in the other.
History of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular
Our Lady of Mount Carmel gave the scapular to St. Simon Stock who was the Prior General of the order at the time of the revelation on July 16th, 1251. The Order of Carmel was undergoing great difficulties, and he prayed fervently to Our Lady for help:
“Flower of Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Mother of the Son of God. Amiable Mother, ever Virgin, give to thy children of Carmel the privilege of thy protection, Star of the Sea.”
Upon hearing this prayer, Our Lady appeared to St. Simon, holding the brown scapular in her hands and saying,
“This will be the sign of the privilege that I have obtained for thee and for the children of Carmel; whoever dies clothed with this habit will be preserved from the eternal flames.”
Our Lady told St. Simon that he only had to send a deputation to the Holy Father (Pope Innocent IV), and that he would not fail to assist the order.
All the baptized may receive the scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Through enrollment in the scapular, one acknowledges that he is called by God to be united in the spiritual family of Carmel, consecrated in love to the Virgin Mary. The Scapular of Mount Carmel is a form of the religious habit of the Carmelite Order, and it is a sign of a maternal relationship with the Mother of God. Those who are clothed with the scapular and entrust themselves to the Virgin Mary entrust themselves to her protection, have recourse to her maternal intercession, and are mindful of the primacy of the spiritual life. The scapular garment is a reminder that through baptism we have been “clothed in Christ, with the assistance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who helps her children conform their lives to the Word Incarnate, that we may arrive in our heavenly homeland wearing our nuptial garb.”
This is an exceptional antique rosary for personal devotions. The crucifix is simple and elegant while the centerpiece incorporates flowing Art Nouveau styling. The centerpiece shows Christ and His Sacred Heart on one side and an image of Our Lady of Carmel on the other.
There is a beautiful two-toned medal attached close to the crucifix. It is a gold medallion of the Infant of Prague set against a silver background. The reverse reads “Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, Dominican Fathers, Chicago Illinois” and is marked “Italy.”
The beads are luminous blue glass in a faceted diamond shape that catch the light. Both the centerpiece and crucifix are marked “sterling.”
Dimensions: Crucifix - 1.5" tall; St. Jude Medal - 1" dia.; Length - 19"