7/8 inch medal of St. Maximilian Kolbe. A Polish Franciscan Priest that took the place of a married man that was to be killed in the death camps at Auschwitz.
The back of the medal depicts the vision St. Maximilian had when he was a child of 10 years old. His mother scolded him, saying "Maximilan, what is to become of you?" Maximilian took this chide very seriously and went to the church to pray. He saw the Blessed Virgin Mary appear to him and hold out two crowns. One white and one red. She said the white crown was chastity and the red was martyrdom then asked which he wanted. 10 year old Maximilian exclaimed "I'll take both!" and then the vision disappeared.
Made of lead free antique silver-tone metal. Terrific to wear or for chaplets.
Priced per piece.