Above the cruciform figure on this beautiful Pardon Crucifix Necklace is the familiar I.N.R.I. inscribed with the words “Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum. " Latin uses I instead of the English J, and V instead of U (Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm). The English translation is “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” The Reverse of the Pardon Crucifix says the words, “Father, forgive them.”on the transverse arms. On the vertical beam of the cross are the words, “Behold this heart which has so loved men.” An image of The Sacred Heart of Jesus is shown in the center.
Weight: .56 oz Crucifix: 2" Chain length: 30"
The Pardon Crucifix is the only crucifix that gives indulgences for carrying it or kissing it. These indulgences were declared by Pope St. Pius X in 1905, and were approved in the pardon of the living and the souls in Purgatory in 1907. These medals and crucifix makes this a powerful spiritual assault weapon against evil forces attempting to separate us from the love of God and His will for our lives. The word indulgence originally meant kindness or favor. In Latin it meant the remission of a tax or debt. Under Roman law it was used to express release from captivity or punishment. In this instance, an indulgence is given to remit the temporal punishment of sin that has been forgiven. These indulgences have been declared upon the Pardon Crucifix by Pope St. Pius X in 1905, and have been approved in the pardon of the living and the souls in Purgatory in 1907 (no longer mentioned in the new enchiridion). Whoever carries on his person the Pardon Crucifix, may thereby gain an indulgence. For devoutly kissing the Crucifix, an indulgence is gained. Whoever says one of the following invocations before this crucifix may gain each time an indulgence: “Our Father who art in heaven, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” “I beg the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray to the Lord our God for me.” Whoever, habitually devout to this Crucifix, will fulfill the necessary conditions of Confession and Holy Communion, may gain a Plenary Indulgence on the following feasts: On the feasts of the Five Wounds of our Lord, the Invention of the Holy Cross, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Immaculate Conception, and the Seven Sorrows (Dolors) of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Whoever, at the moment of death, fortified with the Sacraments of the Church, or contrite of heart, in the supposition of being unable to receive them, will kiss this Crucifix and ask pardon of God for his sins, and pardon his neighbor, will gain a Plenary Indulgence. The Front of the Crucifix: Above the cruciform figure, the familiar I.N.R.I. has been inscribed with the words “Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum. “” Latin uses I instead of the English J, and V instead of U (Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Ivdaeorvm). The English translation is “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”
"This St Michael Medal is a reduced version of the powerful St. Michael Peace Through Strength Challenge Coin. On the front of the coin, the image of Our Lady comes from a famous sculpture entitled “Regina Pacis”(Queen of Peace) found at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. The sculpture was commissioned in 1918 by Pope Benedict XV during WWI. That means this is the 100th anniversary of this beautiful sculpture. The titles for Mary on the Challenge Coin are both Regina Pacis (Queen of Peace) and Virgo Potens (Virgin Most Powerful). On the reverse side of the coin is the image of St. Michael the Archangel. The image comes from a very famous 6th century painting of St. Michael, which hangs in Santa Maria della Concezione in Rome. The inscription, “defénde nos in proélio,” which is Latin for “Defend us in battle,” comes from the St. Michael Prayer which is prayed after all Low Masses in the Extraordinary Form.
Medal: 1" Chain length: 30"
Fr. Chad Ripperger has asked all of us to call out to Mary under this title of Virgo Potens, as we face this fierce spiritual battle in our times. Together, the two titles for Mary point to “Peace Through Strength” which is inscribed in Latin on the Challenge Coin: “Per VirtutembPax” (Peace Through Strength).
There is indeed no medal that possesses such wonderful power, and none so highly esteemed by the holy Church as the Medal of St. Benedict. Whosoever wears this medal with devotion, trusting to the life-giving power of the holy Cross and the merits of the holy Father St. Benedict, may expect the powerful protection of this great Patriarch in his spiritual and temporal needs. The front of this medal is that of St Benedict. The reverse side carries the Vade retro satana (“Step back, Satan”) formula.
Medal: 1" Chain length: 30"
The medal is one of the oldest and most honored medals used by Catholics and due to the belief in its power against evil is also known as the “devil-chasing medal.” As early as the 11th century, it may have initially had the form of Saint Benedict’s cross, and was used by pope Leo IX. The reverse side of the medal carries the Vade retro satana (“Step back, Satan”) formula, which has been used by Catholics to ward off evil since the 15th century. Sometimes carried as part of the rosary, it is also found individually. In widespread use after its formal approval by Pope Benedict XIV in the 18th century, the medal is used by Catholics to ward off spiritual and physical dangers, especially those related to evil, poison, and temptation.
St. Joseph Strong Medal Necklace
This amazing St. Joseph Strong Medal is a reduced version of the powerful St. Joseph Strong Challenge Coin. Wear this medal as a constant reminder of your resolve to accept the call to become supernaturally strong; to become “St. Joseph Strong!” On the front of the medal is the image of St. Joseph with the Child, Jesus. The Latin inscription calls upon the two most important attributes of St. Joseph: Most Chaste and Terror of Demons. The heart of St. Joseph is surrounded by lilies, and he is often depicted holding lilies. Lilies are the traditional symbol for St. Joseph being a chaste man. On the reverse side of the medal is the image of St. Michael the Archangel. The image comes from a very famous 6th century painting of St. Michael, which hangs in Santa Maria della Concezione in Rome. The inscription, “defénde nos in proélio,” which is Latin for “Defend us in battle,” comes from the St. Michael Prayer which is prayed after all Low Masses in the Extraordinary Form.
Medal: 1" Chain length: 30"
Challenge Coins date back to WWI (some say as far back as the Roman Empire) and were usually given to soldiers by a commanding officer, and were meant to be a sign of camaraderie in facing the demands of some particular challenge. In most cases, it would be military units during a wartime period. We are in Spiritual Warfare! “The Lord will give strength to his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.” -Psalm 29:11. And, as I said, President Ronald Reagan once said, “We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” The “Peace Through Strength Challenge” is about our resolve to become strong in God’s supernatural power; the only power capable of defeating the satanic forces of evil (Ephesians 6:10-12). We know that the sin of impurity has consumed modern man, removing the glory of God’s supernatural grace from the souls of men, leaving them powerless to be the spiritual leaders of their families, with no power to drive out demons from their homes. Wearing this blessed (get it blessed by your priest) St. Joseph Strong Medal, grants extra supernatural strength and is a constant reminder to men to remain chaste and, therefore, “St. Joseph Strong.” Here is a short prayer you can pray when demons tempt you: St Joseph, most chaste and terror of demons. We honor your most Chaste Heart with faith and love, through your intercession may God grant us the grace to live with holy purity of soul and body and the strength to resist all attacks and temptations by the Devil.
During an apparition of Our Lady to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830, Mary requested this special medal to be made. She said, “All who wear it will receive great graces; they should wear it around the neck. Graces will abound for persons who wear it with confidence”. This Miraculous Medal is petite in size and comes inside a velvet jewelry box