Antique Medal | St. Anthony of Padua Sterling SilverRegular price $25.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 127): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
The front of this antique sterling silver medal depicts Saint Anthony lovingly gazing at the baby Jesus in his arms. Around this image is the Portuguese saint's name in Italian: "S. Antonio di Padova." The back of the medal has the words "S. Antonio Proteggimi" inscribed which mean "Saint Anthony, Protect Me."
Dimensions: 3/4" in diameter
Why is Saint Anthony depicted holding the baby Jesus?
One night, Anthony was travelling when a generous benefactor offered a private room for Anthony to spend the night in. That night, after Anthony accepted the offer, the benefactor was walking by Anthony's room when he saw heavenly light flowing out from under the door. He approached the room and saw Saint Anthony lovingly embracing and gazing upon a child of rare beauty. The benefactor was positive it was the child Jesus.