This St. Bernadette Sterling Silver Medal, 3/4" diameter with an 18” Stainless Steel Chain, is crafted in the United States and is made with the finest materials available. Many steps are involved in the manufacturing and finishing process of the medal. The stainless steel chain is plated with genuine rhodium and has a clasp.
The St. Bernadette Sterling Silver Medal with an 18” Stainless Steel Chain is tastefully packaged in a velour gift box.
St. Bernadette was born in Lourdes, France, on January 7, 1844. She was poor and suffered from severe asthma. On February 11, 1858, she had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes. When subsequent visions became public, the authorities tried to frighten Bernadette into recanting her accounts. A spring appeared on the site, and it was reported that many sick and lame were healed in the waters. Bernadette said that the Blessed Virgin wanted a church built, and when the authorities tried to stop it, the Empress Eugenie stepped in, and the construction went forward.
The St. Bernadette Sterling Silver Medal honors her as the Patron Saint of sick people, poverty, the family, Lourdes, and shepherds. Her Feast Day is April 16.