This St. Charles Sterling Silver Medal, 3/4" diameter with a 20” 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. Charles Sterling Silver Medal with a 20” Stainless Steel Chain is tastefully packaged in a velour gift box.
St. Charles Borromeo, born on October 2, 1538, was the son of Count Gilbert Borromeo and Margaret de Medici, the sister of Pope Pius IV. Earning a doctorate in civil and canon law, he acted as Secretary of State and papal legate. St. Charles convinced the pope to reconvene the Council of Trent in 1562. A year later, he was ordained and was soon consecrated Bishop of Trent. He spent the rest of his life reforming the diocese using some radical ideas, but he also became a beloved leader when he personally cared for the sick and poor during the plague of 1576.
The St. Charles Sterling Silver Medal honors him as the Patron Saint of catechists and seminarians. His Feast Day is November 4.