St. ChristopherRegular price $160.00
St. Christopher (died c. 250), an early Roman martyr and legendary saint, described as extremely tall and strong, sought vainly to serve a king worthy of his strength. Serving first a king frightened by the devil, he abandoned the king for the more powerful devil. After a short time with the devil, he observed the devil’s fear of the symbolic cross and concluded Jesus’ supremacy over the devil. He launched a fearless quest to find the most powerful Jesus uniquely worthy of his service.
Advised by a hermit to pray or fast, as a way to seek Jesus, St. Christopher struggled with how to pray and abstain from food. As an alternative, he volunteered to carry travelers across a tempestuous river where many drowned. One day, when resting by the river, he heard a child’s voice call out “Christopher, come out and carry me across.” Grabbing his staff, he lifted the child to his shoulders and began to traverse the rough river. With each step, the child weighed heavier and currents resisted his stride. In deep waves, Christopher grew afraid that he would lose his step and they would both drown. Exhausted, bewildered and breathless he requested the child’s identity. Today, we honor the popular “Christ-bearer”, St. Christopher, with three Brother Wolf virtue medallions, featuring the images of St. Christopher with staff carrying the Christ Child on his shoulders inspiring both protection and Godspeed in all of our journeys."
St. Michael ShieldRegular price $295.00
St. Michael, the great archangel personifies valor, protection and care. His name means “Who is like unto God?” and he appears as the heavenly leader in the fight against all enemies of God. The Jews regard Michael, the prince, as the special protector of Israel, and in Christianity he serves as the protector of the Church.
While St. Michael, the archangel protects us, he also assists in dying, accompanying us to private judgement after we depart this world, ultimately ushering us to the gates of Heaven as a patron of the holy souls. His protection over holy souls results in the dedication of cemetery chapels in his name worldwide. In ancient times he was venerated as healer before honored as an angelic warrior. He also served as patron of mariners in Normandy where the famous Mont-Saint Michael stands.
St. James CrossRegular price $215.00
St. James was one of the twelve apostles and brother of St. John the Apostle, perhaps related to Jesus. He was one of the three first Apostles to follow Christ and also was the first apostle martyred, by sword, one of his symbols. He was called the Greater, to distinguish him from the other St. James of lesser stature. St. James, the Apostle, is the patron saint of Spain where he preached the early gospel and is buried In Santiago de Compostela. The Road to Santiago attracts pilgrims worldwide annually trekking by foot, horseback and bicycle, second only to Rome and Jerusalem, as a pilgrimage destination. Many pilgrims wear the scallop as a symbol of St. James, the Apostle, mirroring his spiritual journey as a fisherman, with the grooved lines of the scallop representing the many sacred paths to return to the center. The Virgin Mary appeared to him while he was in Northeast Spain and gave him a small wooden statue of herself and a Pillar. She asked that he build a chapel at the site of her appearance and now stands the the chapel of Our Lady of the Pillar in Zaragoza Spain. St. James, beloved throughout the world, is a celebrated apostle.
St. FrancisRegular price $215.00
St. Francis Of Assisi (1181-1226), more than a medieval saint, he is a living tradition, a universal inspiration and also the patron saint of animals and the environment. As a champion of spiritual intimacy, St. Francis believed that all people, creatures and things share an underlying unifying divine father. As a nature mystic he preached to birds, rocks and flowers, addressing them as Brother and Sister, reflecting his belief in a divine seed in each of us which forms an undeniable spiritual connection.
As peacemaker, he tamed a fierce wolf in Gubbio by promising him care by the local townspeople. He abandoned his profession and inheritance for a life of evangelical poverty, prayer and good works. As a charismatic leader, he founded the Franciscan order based on solitary prayer and active ministry to the poor with strict adherence to the values of humility, poverty and simplicity. Francis, never ordained a priest or formally educated, composed a simple rule for his disciples, based on the words of Christ to His Disciples, “Leave All and Follow Me”.
St. JosephRegular price $290.00
St. Joseph (d. 1st century) Joseph, an older man, worked as a carpenter, assigning him the universal patron of workers celebrated on May 1st. And while of noble lineage he possessed extraordinary, compassion, faith and humility. While betrothed to Mary, she became pregnant and in a dream an angel revealed the truth of Mary’s pregnancy. Joseph married Mary immediately and continued to be guided by angels who orchestrated moves to locations where Mary and Jesus would be free of danger, at his own great personal expense. He completely accepted his role as the loving foster father of Jesus and died in the presence of both Mary and Jesus for which, he is recognized as the patron of the dying.
We celebrate St. Joseph’s extraordinary Providence, as the father of Jesus divinely guided, with a strong rare antique medallion found in San Sebastian Spain.