St. John of the Cross Patron Saint Medal
This handsome, heavy medal measures 1" as shown. An endless (over the head) stainless steel curb chain is standard with the 1" medal. A smaller size, 3/4" medal (preferred by most ladies) is also available with a finer, 18" stainless curb chain. The same medal is available in both sizes in a heavy 14 karat gold filled with or without a goldtone chain, or in solid 14 karat gold, without chain. If the chains provided do not suit, order the medal without chain and check out our Neck Chains for other options, styles, and sizes.
The manufacturer guarantees these medals and, should a defect ever develop, they will replace them upon receipt of the damaged item. Contact this website for full details and instructions.
Flip-top gift box is included.
St. John of the Cross, (1654-1739), was born in Spain, became a Carmelite priest, and spent much of his time reforming the order which had grown very lax. He returned to the old rule and for this was often opposed by his confreres. He was a close friend of St. Teresa of Avila (who was busy reforming the female order of Carmelite nuns). Today, John is best known for is ascetical writings, especially, Ascent of Mount Carmel and Dark Night of the Soul, which are available in many languages and have never gone out of print. They are spiritual classics.