A holy medal of St. Andrew Avellino (1521-1608). - Italian catholic saint - patron for apoplexics, for a holy death, stroke victims, against sudden death
Memorial is November 10.
Born as Lorenzo in Sicily in 1521, he was a civil and ecclesiastical lawyer. During one case on behalf of a friend he committed perjury in court. This shook him so badly that he gave up the legal profession and settled into a life of penance. He was then commissioned by his bishop to reform a lax convent in Naples. After much work he restored celibacy back to the house, but the people he evicted tried to kill him. He took refuge in a house of the Theatine Clerks Regular. He was so impressed by them that he joined the order and it is there that he took the name Andrew. He was a friend and advisor to St. Charles Borromeo. Andrew suffered a stroke while celebrating Mass and died shortly after. (catholicsaints.info/saint-andrew-avellino/)
Two styles available - the first is a portrait, the second is a scene at the altar.
These medals are great on necklaces, bracelets, rosaries, pins or whatever else you had in mind. They all come with an open jump ring so you can attach it to your necklace.
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All medals and crucifixes are silver oxide (unless noted otherwise), which is a silver plated zinc alloy. They are quality Italian made, and the medals are approx. 1 inch tall and 5/8 inch wide. Crucifix sizes vary per listing.
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