St Joseph Medal
Measures: 1 1/4 inches or 32 mm
Large St Joseph Medallion shows Saint Joseph's profile with halo and flowering rod. Beautiful medal, necklace pendant or charm.
St Joseph Medal Meaning
Since the fourth century, the figure of Saint Joseph has often been represented standing with a flowering rod of lilies which represent his virginity and purity. According to legend, the priest Zacharius, or Zechariah was told by an angel to call on the widowers and tell them to bring their staffs. That is how St Joseph was chosen to become Mary's husband. Joseph's staff bloomed overnight and a white dove was seen flying out of it. This was considered the sign that Joseph should become Mary's husband.
Sacred Art Jewelry brings you Catholic religious medals in authentic antique and vintage styles with amazing detail. Large collection of heirloom pieces made by hand in California, US. Available in true bronze and sterling silver.
Wearing a medal around the neck is a cherished Catholic tradition. Little girls might love the scrolls and Calla Lily decorations on some of the old medals, boys may be attracted to the images of swords and dragons, but all children are quite curious about the religious images on every Catholic medallion and the stories behind them.
The medallions in our collection are created from authentic antique or vintage medals, and cast using the lost wax method to preserve the exact details found in the original antique medallion models.
Miraculous Medal Necklace
It is hard to choose from all the renditions on our collection of the most famous and popular of all medals. Whether you decide on a sterling silver Miraculous medal, or prefer the bronze medallions, you can finish your religious medal necklace with one of our finished chains from the Chain Necklaces section. They come with several jump rings and bails and are very easy to put on and take off.
We have several styles of chains to suit every taste and they come in different sizes. There is a convenient option as well to choose the size you want, for those of us who know exactly the length we need to get the look we are after.
Catholic Religious Medals
Browse the catalog to see our antique religious medals or use the Search command to find medals of Saint Michael and other archangels, as well as St Francis, and St Joseph.
Search your favorites by their name or find saint medals of the most popular, like St Benedict, St Jude or St Christopher. You will be delighted to find stunning patron saint medals from different epochs and parts of the world such as St Joan, St Cecilia and St Hubert.
Pope St. Pius V started the tradition of blessing medals and attaching an indulgence to them on 1572. Since then, scapular medals with the images of Jesus and Mary are blessed by priests and worn with that meaning in mind.
We have a wide variety of beautiful scapular medals to choose from, of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, or Jesus and Our Blessed Mother medals, in different sizes, antique or vintage style.
Another Catholic tradition is to place devotional holy medals on a rosary. The Enchiridion of Indulgences states that the faithful, who devoutly use an article of devotion, be it a crucifix or cross, rosary, scapular, or medal, that has been properly blessed by any priest, obtain a partial indulgence.
Our Lady Mary Medallions
While praying a rosary, the awareness of the images on a medal help elevate our heart and motivate us to accept and fulfill the will of God. Marian renditions are among the most beloved, including Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Lourdes, and Guadalupe Medals.
In the Spanish tradition, medals of Nuestra Senora del Carmen (Our Lady of Carmel) and Cachita, Nuestra Senora de la Caridad del Cobre (Our Lady of Charity) are immensely popular.