St. Vincent de Paul 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. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) was born into a poor farming family in the Kingdom of France. After ordination, as he was traveling to collect a debt owed to him and during a short sea voyage, Barbary pirates captured him and sold him into slavery in North Africa, where he remained for two years. He was sold several times and finally wound up the property of a former Christian who, rather than die a martyr, had converted to the Muslim faith. Once reconverted, the man and St. Vincent escaped back to Europe. Later on, Vincent organized wealthy women of Paris (The Ladies of Charity) to collect funds for missionary projects, found hospitals, and gather relief funds for the victims of war and to ransom 1,200 galley slaves from North Africa. Later, his Ladies of Charity became order of sisters: the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.