This WWII replica Miraculous Medal bracelet provides armor to become strong warriors against the evils of the world. ROME – As World War II raged around him in Poland, St Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal. He called it “our heavenly weapon” and described the medal as “a bullet with which a faithful soldier hits the enemy, i.e. evil, and thus rescues souls.”
The Miraculous Medal is a sacramental inspired by the Marian apparition to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris in 1830 and was worn by servicemen in WWII to provide them strength through grace, promised by the apparition – “all who wear it will receive great graces ...” It also served as a reminder to those that wore it of their mission to act selflessly to end the Nazi occupation and fight for those oppressed, much like St Maximilian Kolbe was motivated through his life as a Franciscan Friar, to ‘fight for Mary’ against enemies of the church.
Just as so many soldiers gave their life for freedom in WWII, St Maximilian Kolbe offered his own life, to save another in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. This rugged looking bracelet has an antique silver finish with a lobster claw clasps. Comes in three sizes.
- Hand assembled with sturdy ring connectors.
- Lobster Claw closure
- Weight: Approximately 1.52oz., depending on size