This St. Maximilian Sterling Silver Patron Saint 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. Maximilian Sterling Silver Patron Saint Medal with a 20” Stainless Steel Chain is tastefully packaged in a velour gift box.
St. Maximilian was born in Poland in 1894 and was baptized Raymond. When he joined the Conventual Franciscans in 1911, he took the name Maximilian. He was ordained in 1918 and founded the Militia of Mary Immaculate in Rome to promote Marian devotion.
When the Germans invaded Poland in 1941, Maximilian was arrested and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. It was the Nazis’ policy to kill ten prisoners every time one escaped. Maximilian volunteered to die in the place of a married prisoner who had children. He died on August 14, 1941 and was canonized in 1982 by Pope John Paul II.
The St. Maximilian Sterling Silver Medal honors him as the Patron Saint of charity. His Feast Day is August 14.