As mentioned in February in the Full of Grace Youth Journal, every member of the Youth Guild of Saint José Sánchez del Río would receive a medal of the guild’s young patron. For this, His Eminence, Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, commissioned that the official Saint José Sánchez del Río Medal be designed by an Italian craftsman who makes religious medals in his studio in Italy!
These medals took several months to manufacture and ship, but now they have arrived!
The front of the medal features a likeness of the 14-year-old saint, martyred during the Cristero War. At the top of the front of the medal are the words, “Saint José Sánchez del Río.” The back of the medal displays the Coat of Arms of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. “Pray for us” are the words at the top of the back of the medal while those same words mark the bottom, though in Spanish: “Ruega por Nosotros.”
Cardinal Burke has blessed the medals (see image above). The Shrine will soon begin mailing these medals to members of the Youth Guild of Saint José Sánchez del Río.