This St. Richard 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. Richard Sterling Silver Patron Saint Medal with a 20” Stainless Steel Chain is tastefully packaged in a velour gift box.
St. Richard was born in 1197 near Worcestershire, England. When his father died and the family estate started to fall to ruin, he restored it successfully thus allowing him to attend Oxford. He received his doctorate and was later named Chancellor of the University. Richard was ordained in 1243. Later when Pope Boniface wanted to name Richard the Bishop of Chichester, King Henry II opposed it. The Pope threatened to excommunicate Henry, so he gave in. As Bishop, St. Richard gave most of his money to the poor and he insisted that the clergy be more disciplined. He lived a simple, holy life until his death in 1253. He was canonized in 1262.
The St. Richard Sterling Silver Medal honors him as the Patron Saint of coachmen. His Feast Day is April 3.