This is a rare and beautiful St. Gerard Majella antique replica medal from France that reverses to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. This is a solid gold bronze piece that is absolutely gorgeous with the antiquing oxidation process. I am blessed to own this original and be able to share it with you.
This medal is signed by French artist Penin. Penin is spelled backwards on the St. Gerard side of the medal.
One side says "Saint Gerard Majella Priez PN" (pour nous) which means St. Gerard Majella Pray for Us. The other side says "ND (Notre Dame) du Perpetuel Secours Priez Pour Nous" which means Our Lady of Perpetual Help Pray for Us.
The medal is 5/8 inch. The 2x3mm cable chain necklace is 18 inches long, but please contact me if a different length is preferred.
This fine replica piece is cast in solid gold bronze using the lost wax method and produced in the U.S.A. The oxidation finishing process prevents tarnishing. Excessive skin oils may darken the backside of the medal so a polishing cloth is included. Since this is solid gold bronze, the medal will return to its original color if polishing is necessary.
Saint Gerard is the patron saint of unborn children, childbirth and expectant mothers. I can personally attest to the intercession of St. Gerard with the pregnancy of my first child. I was dialated 2 centimeters, hospitalized and expected to deliver at 30 weeks. My mother-in-law gave me a stuffed bear with a St. Gerard medal attached and his prayer card. We all prayed for St. Gerard's intercession. Doctors could not explain how my cervix closed back up and I delivered my son at 38 weeks.