Many regard Saints as our protectors or patrons (aka Patron Saints), who help to strengthen faith and guide us in our daily lives and even that they might help us heal from our maladies, be they physical, emotional or monetary.
Saint Josemaría Escrivá is the Patron of diabetics and of "the ordinary."
It is believed that if one prays to the Saints that they may intercede on the supplicant's behalf, presenting powerful prayers of healing to God.
Saint Josemaría Escrivá was born in Spain in early 1902. He became a priest at age 23 and three years later founded Opus Dei. In later life, he suffered from diabetes for 10 years. At the age of 52, he inexplicably survived a near fatal anaphylactic shock and was miraculously cured of his diabetes. He died a natural death at the age of 73, and was canonized as a Saint in 2002.
His feast day is June 26th.
Our medal is made of silvery metal in Italy. Two medals are shown to illustrate front and back.