Maria Auxilium Christianorum, Sacred Heart of Jesus Medal
Mary Help of All Christians (front)/Maria Auxilium Christianorum, Sacred Heart of Jesus (back) Medal. One-of-a-kind, hand-cast for Full of Grace USA in Colorado.
The "Mary Help of Christians" title was given to Mary in 345. The defeat of the Muslim Turks at the Battle of Lepanto was attributed to the intercession of Mary under this title.
St. John Bosco (1815 - 1888) was a dynamic priest who founded the Salesian Order in the XIX century in Italy. His many prophetic dreams, beginning at age nine, guided his ministry and gave insights on future events.
On May 14, 1862, Don Bosco dreamed about the battles the Church would face in the latter days. In his dream, the Pope of those days anchors the 'ship' of the Church between two pillars, one with a statue of Mary (Auxilium Christianorum or 'Help of Christians') and the other with a large Eucharistic Host
St. John Bosco wrote about his congregation, the Salesians: "The principal objective is to promote veneration of the Blessed Sacrament and devotion to Mary Help of Christians." (from: piercedhearts.org)
Medal comes in Sterling Silver, White Bronze, & Brass