Collection: Medals

 A religious or devotional medal is a small piece of metal that believers wear or carry as a constant reminder of the love of God or to remember the lives of the saints. Such a medal resembles a two-sided coin that is engraved with an effigy or inscription. Religious medals engraved with the images of saints Peter and Paul have been found in 2nd century graves. In the Catholic tradition, the priest usually blesses the medal. Catholics often receive a religious medal as a gift when they celebrate the sacraments or on other religious occasions.