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Medals can bring comfort and peace

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Colin, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Colin

    Colin Senior Veteran

    United Kingdom
    UK - SNP
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  2. Gracia Singh

    Gracia Singh Newbie Supporter

    United States
    Something, perhaps, to disagree with;

    "Over the years, archaeologists have discovered medals bearing the images of St. Peter and St. Paul made in 2nd century AD, and of St. Lawrence in the 4th century. But the use of religious medals as we know them today, stems back to the the 16th century when Pope St. Pius V began the custom of blessing such religious medals and attaching an indulgence to them. For example, in 1566 it is recorded he blessed medals with the image of Jesus and Mary and granted an indulgence to the faithful who wore them. Anyway, that was back then. Of course we have moved on from that interpretation, and back to its true meaning, where a medal simply is a sacred symbol of the protection offered directly by Our Lord, Mary, or saint depicted on the medal."

    Indulgences granted should still be valid, no? I kind of wonder if maybe there are some Catholic things that we try to disown or back away from, out of fear of seeming weird or superstitious to Protestants, and other Christians. Just saying.