Shop our Catholic medals & medallions for sale online! Catholics first popularized the tradition of wearing religious devotional medals many centuries ago to commemorate particular saints, holy places or historical events. Many Catholics of the time would have personal medals cast to mark births and special sacraments such as Baptism and Confirmation, with the persons name and the date and give them out. Catholic medals also carry with them particular graces and indulgences for those who wear them reverently. Today, Catholic medals have become a refined art and are made of quality materials such as gold, silver and pewter.