THE COLLECTION: MIRACULOUS MEDAL
Inspiration to transform the Miraculous Medal into a unique rosary collection struck in 2001. An extraordinary and truly powerful rosary, the Miraculous Medal Collection was envisioned as a combination of the prayer of the Holy Rosary with the power the Immaculate Conception gave to the Miraculous Medal.
Everything about each rosary in this Collection emanates “Miraculous Medal” while embodying the unmistakable Ghirelli style.
The careful attention to detail in designing a rosary of such importance equals the direction given to Saint Catherine by the Blessed Virgin Mary. Here, even the beads become real Miraculous Medals, as each tiny surface includes the words, in Latin, Saint Catherine saw appearing in the hands of the Holy Virgin: “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.”
This rosary is the result of the search for aesthetical and stylistic perfection which is typical of each Ghirelli work. The care in design of the Miraculous Medal Collection gives rise to one of the highest expressions of Italian-made craftsmanship
The numerous imitations available cannot approach the charm and appeal an original work embodies, perpetuating the love and the passion of the original artist.
“On November 27th, 1830, which was one Saturday and a day before the first Sunday of Advent, at 5:30 p.m., during silent meditation, I thought I heard a noise like the rustling of a silk gown, on the right side of the chapel. I then saw the Blessed Virgin Mary near the painting of Saint Joseph.” -- Saint Catherine Labouré
“Have a medal struck on this model. All those who carry this will receive Grace in abundance, especially if they wear the medal around their neck.” – The Holy Virgin to Saint Catherine Labouré
“….making me understand how sweet it is to pray to the Holy Virgin and how generous she is to those who invoke her; what graces she has to those who ask for them, what joy she has in giving them.” -- Saint Catherine Labouré