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 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 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.