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We specialize in medals with encapsulated soil collected from sacred Christian sites in Europe.

For the ecology-minded we offer the St. Francis of Assisi Patron Saint of the Environment medal. In a recess on the back side is a clear plastic capsule filled with soil collected from the grounds of the Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy. The tomb of St. Francis is located in a crypt built under the Basilica. As St. Francis is also the Patron Saint of animals we offer the St. Francis Protector of Animals pet medal for dogs. This, too, holds a capsule of Assisi soil on the back side.

For those women seeking the heavenly protection of St. Agatha, we offer the St. Agatha Patron Saint of Breast Cancer medal. The back side holds a capsule of soil collected from the grounds of the ‘Badia di Sant’Agata’ or Abbey of St. Agatha in Catania, Sicily. St. Agatha’s remains are kept in a reliquary inside the Abbey.

Finely crafted in Italy and of superb quality our medals will assure you of many years of enjoyment. Invoke the protection of St. Francis and St. Agatha for yourself or your loved ones with our unique medals.

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Located in the Pyrenees Mountain region of France, Lourdes is the home of one of the most important shrines in the Catholic Faith: the Grotto of Massabielle. Approximately five million pilgrims, of whom a great number are sick or handicapped, come to Lourdes each year. It may be through curiosity, through a desire for a physical cure, in a movement towards belief, or to be of service to those who suffer, that they come to drink the water from the Holy Spring.

This region of France was a strategic stronghold during medieval times. Situated at the foot of the Pyrenees, the medieval castle of Lourdes provided protection against foreign forces. During the Hundred Years War, the French captured this region from the English in 1406 after an 18-month siege The medieval castle was used as a state prison from the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715) until the beginning of the 19th century. It was in 1858 when Lourdes’ importance as a military and state stronghold ended and its spiritual importance began.

Between February 11 and July 26, 1858, Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl, experienced 18 apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the nearby Massabielle grotto. During the 9th vision, an underground spring with healing powers was revealed. The Holy See recognizes 67 miracles attributable to the water that flows from it.

During the 18 Apparitions the Virgin Mary spoke to Bernadette suggesting the we come here. The response of millions of us to that invitation is made in Lourdes each year, a world center of pilgrimage and a special place of meeting between God and people.

Panoramic view of Lourdes

Basilica of the Immaculation Conception Lourdes, France

Grotto of Massabielle at night in Lourdes, France

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About The Christian Mint,

The Christian Mint was conceived to offer medals with an encapsulated soil collected from the grounds of sacred Christian sites specifically where a Saint is entombed.  The purpose of this is to provide a tangible link to the respective Saint in the hope that he or she will offer heavenly protection and help to the bearer of the medal.

In addition to personally collecting the encapsulated soils I have taken all of the photographic images that appear on this website.  I guarantee all products with a seal of authenticity.


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