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In 1530, Mary appeared and spoke with Blessed Juan Diego, a poor peasant of Mexico. She asked that a church be built in her honor. As a sign that she was from heaven, she imprinted her image as she appeared to him on his cloak, which survives to this day. She is shown as an Indian girl, with Child. Soon after the church was built, human sacrifice came to an end there. She is the patroness of the unborn and patroness of the Americas.
Sue Kouma Johnson painted this picture on paper in acrylics and colored pencil. The medal features the half figure image.
The same image is on both sides.
All of our pendants and ornaments are made with lead free solder and glass. Great on a chain or bracelet. We offer a ball chain elsewhere in our shop.
If you put the charm/medal on a key chain, it may get broken if not treated kindly. It is glass. If you want one for a key chain, we can custom make your medium charm/medal with a thicker glass for $3. Small charm/medals don't need thicker glass, but either way, they need to be on a chain before you add them to your key ring.