On a recent buying trip to Loreto, Italy, we found these beautiful silver Miraculous Medal necklaces painted with a lovely cobalt blue background. The Miraculous Medal was designed by the Blessed Virgin herself in 1830, and given to Sr. (now Saint) Catherine Laboure to spread the devotion, with a promise of winning extraordinary graces for those who wear the medal and pray for Mary’s help and intercession. The front of the medal features Mary surrounded by the Latin inscription, Regina Sine Labe Originali Concepta O.P.N., which translates "Queen conceived without original sin, pray for us." On the reverse of the medal is the letter "M" for Mary at the feet of the cross of Christ and intertwined with it, surrounded by a crown of twelve stars, and with the Immaculate Heart and the Sacred Heart side by side. Special graces are granted to those who wear the Miraculous Medal as a necklace.