Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Feast of the Annunciation

This is a large beautiful medal that shows our mother, Mary, on the front with the words "Maria Immac.", short for "Immaculate Mary", around her halo.
The Feast of the Annunciation celebrates the day that the archangel Gabriel visited the blessed Virgin Mary with the request that she bear the son of God in her womb.  We celebrate her "Yes" on this holy day and give thanks for Mary who became Jesus's mother and our mother as well.
The back of the medal shows her radiant Immaculate Heart.  It's really lovely and perfect to share on this feast day.
Mary is flanked by the words "Penin Poncet".  These are the names of the two well-known engravers living in Lyon who worked together in the 19th century.  I believe this medal is the work of Ludovic Penin or possible his son Adolph with Jean Baptiste Poncet.


  1. The back picture is not the immaculate heart of Mary, but rather the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. You can tell by the piercing and the crown of thorns. You can also tell by the latin prayer to Him surrounding the heart.

  2. Wonderful! The Medal of the Immaculate Conception is also called the “Miraculous Medal”. The Immaculate heart of Mary at the back of the medal represents the core life of the Virgin Mary. It stands for the joy and sorrow, her virtues and her love for God.

    Mannes Carman

  3. lot of wonderful! your medal blot I liked its. do you like Nepali medal! I am from Nepal.


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