The Very Powerful “New” Pro-Life Scapular Medal

by Fr Richard Heilman | December 2, 2019 12:05 am

“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” -Saint Dominic

What is a Scapular Medal?

The Brown Scapular, revealed to St. Simon Stock in 1251, is a way for us, upon our death, to be identified as a child of God. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel said, “This will be the sign of the privilege that I have obtained for thee and for the children of Carmel; whoever dies clothes with this habit will be preserved from the eternal flames.”

In 1910, Pope St. Pius X introduced a Scapular Medal which may be substituted in most cases for any of the various scapulars. Valid enrollment in the (cloth) scapulars must, however, be made before the substitution. The condition for this substitution is that this medal has an image of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Jesus Christ, showing His Sacred Heart, and the obverse that of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, which this Pro-Life Scapular Medal does have. According to Father John Hardon’s Catholic Dictionary the scapular medal may be worn for any reason even for reasons of convenience. The scapular medal has all the same indulgences that are associated with cloth scapular.

The Powerful Pro-Life Scapular Medal

This Pro-Life Medal qualifies as a “Scapular Medal” since the image of the Sacred Heart is on one side, and the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is on the reverse.

What makes this Pro-Life Scapular Medal amazing is that this one medal combines the bulk of several of the most powerful medals, including 6 pro-life saint medals, into one convenient piece. Individually the medals would be heavy to wear and costly to buy, but together they form one simple pendant.

The six pro-life saints, adorned on this Pro-Life Scapular Medal, shine as guiding lights for Catholics who have are fighting the good fight to end abortion. These holy men and women are noted for their heroic witness to the sanctity of human life and the necessity to protect unborn children.

All totaled, this Pro-Life Scapular Medal is like wearing 9 powerful medals in one amazing piece:

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Miraculous Medal
St. Michael the Archangel
Our Lady of Guadalupe
St. Maximilian Kolbe
Pope St. John Paul II
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
St. Gerard Majella

You can get your Pro-Life Scapular Medal HERE[1]

FRONT SIDE

Sacred Heart of Jesus

During the 1600s Our Lord appears to Saint Margaret Mary Alocoque. In His visits He made twelve promises to those who devote themselves to His Sacred Heart. The promises include special graces, pease, and blessings. This Pro-Life Medal qualifies as a “Scapular Medal” since the image of the Sacred Heart is on one side, and the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is on the reverse.

 

St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe (January 8, 1894 – 14 August 14, 1941) was a Polish Franciscan friar and priest who lived during the terrible years of the World Wars. Because of his work resisting the Nazi regime and Freemasonry through the publication of a successful newsletter, he was sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. There he was subjected to special abuse because he was a Catholic priest. When a fellow prisoner (with a wife and children) received a death sentence, Father Kolbe offered to take his place; he was starved for two weeks in the starvation bunker, before being killed by lethal injection.

 

Pope St. John Paul II

Pope St. John Paul II (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005) was elected bishop while the Communist regime ruthlessly gripped his country. He personally witnessed the horrible trampling of basic human rights by the Nazis and others. When he was elected pope, one of the central themes of his pontificate was to protect and promote respect for human life from conception to natural death. He especially defended the unborn as abortion rates increased rapidly across the globe. Pope St. John Paul II became a champion for the pro-life cause with his many exhortations and papal encyclicals which admonished the world and educated all people regarding the sanctity of all human life.

 

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) was a courageous nun who started her own religious order to serve destitute people in one of the most poverty-stricken areas of the world. She became an international figure for her heroic work, fighting for all human life to be respected in a world inebriated with materialism and indifference. She was a fearless advocate for the unborn, and opened orphanages to care for unwanted children and help get adopted by loving married couples.

 

Miraculous Medal

During an apparition of Our Lady to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830, Mary requested this special medal to be made. She said, “All who wear it will receive great graces; they should wear it around the neck. Graces will abound for persons who wear it with confidence”.

 

Reverse Side

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the world-famous apparition (which took place on December 9, 1531) of the Blessed Virgin Mary to an Aztec peasant, St. Juan Diego, in what is today Mexico City. Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego as a young and pregnant Aztec princess, indicated by the sash she wore high around her waist. The Blessed Mother’s appearance to a people deeply rooted in demonic human sacrifice rituals forever changed the course of history in that country. Millions of native Mexicans converted to the Catholic faith, which put an end to their human sacrifice. Because abortion is a modern-day human sacrifice, Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the pro-life movement.

 

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

St. Gianna Beretta Molla (October 4, 1922 – April 28, 1962) was an Italian doctor, wife, and mother, and a devout Catholic. When she suffered life-threatening complications with her fourth pregnancy, she was given a choice by her doctors to abort her child, which she refused. She chose the most difficult of her medical options, which was to undergo a risky surgery in an attempt to save both her life and the life of her child.

 

St. Gerard Majella

St. Gerard Majella (April 6, 1726 – October 16, 1755) was a Redemporist lay brother who, as a young man, was falsely accused by an unwed mother of fathering her child. His virtuous response amidst the public pressure of this damning accusation led to him being the patron saint of pregnant women, mothers, childbirth, unborn children, and the pro-life movement.

 

St. Michael the Archangel

The image comes from a very famous 6th century painting of St. Michael, which hangs in Santa Maria della Concezione in Rome. “Defénde nos in proélio,” which is Latin for “Defend us in battle,” comes from the St. Michael Prayer which is prayed after all Low Masses in the Extraordinary Form. In this spiritual battle for the lives of the unborn, we call out to St. Michael the Archangel.

 

Miraculous Medal

During an apparition of Our Lady to St. Catherine Laboure in 1830, Mary requested this special medal to be made. She said, “All who wear it will receive great graces; they should wear it around the neck. Graces will abound for persons who wear it with confidence”.

 

Endnotes:
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