Agnus Dei Sacramental medal SILVER Heart Relic BLESSED BY POPE

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  • Imported: ITALY
  • Jump Ring Included: YES
  • Weight Grams: 2.1
  • Finish: SILVER
  • Item #: (C55) 33/M2018S Anges Dei Silver
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 Pope Paul VI was the last pope to consecrate the Agnus Dei wax, in 1964. acquired from Vatican City, Rome, Italy. These lockets are rare vintage design replicas

 The wax used in these relics were blessed by Pope Paul VI  in 1964.

The Agnus Dei sacramental is the beeswax of the Paschal candle of the previous year's use in the papal chapels and Basilica of St. Peter's. It is used to make little locket-like Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) medals. The heart-shaped silver or gold-colored locket are embossed with a cross and the lamb of Christ and contains a drop of the beeswax solemnly blessed by the Pope in Rome with special prayers for those who carry it on their person in honor of Our Blessed Redeemer, whom we lovingly call the 'Lamb of God.'

Agnus Dei is a Latin term meaning Lamb of God, and was originally used to refer to Jesus Christ in his role of the perfect sacrificial offering that atones for the sins of humanity in Christian theology, harkening back to ancient Jewish Temple sacrifices. The phrase "Agnus Dei" refers to several uses of this image

In the Roman Catholic Church it is also a tablet of wax stamped with a representation of Jesus as a lamb bearing a cross, then blessed by the Pope as a sacramental

In Christian iconography, an Agnus Dei is a visual representation of Jesus as a lamb, since the Middle Ages usually holding a standard or banner with a cross. This normally rests on the lamb's shoulder and is held in its right foreleg. Often the cross will have a white banner suspended from it charged with a red cross (similar to St George's Cross), though the cross may also be rendered in different colours. Sometimes the lamb is shown lying atop a book with seven seals hanging from it. This is a reference to the imagery in the Book of Revelation 5:1-13, ff. Occasionally, the lamb may be depicted bleeding from the area of the heart (Cf. Revelation 5:6), symbolizing Jesus' shedding of his blood to take away the sins of the world (Cf. John 1:29, 1:36).