4-Way Medal Earrings
Gold 4-Way Medal earrings. Measures approx. 1/2" H.
The four way medal is a combination of four other medals that are important to Catholicism. Looking at the cruciform, you can see the Sacred Heart medal, St. Joseph Medal, St. Christopher Medal, Miraculous medal and Holy Spirit. The images explained stories of faith to the masses before most people were literate.
The images on the cruciform taught newcomers to Catholicism about the faith and its founders. They were a physical representation and a link to the heroes of Christianity. Because the medal features these four images fused into a cross, the medal itself represents that devotion to the saints, Mary, and Jesus, are all unified within the Catholic faith.