All Religious Medals are Customizable. We can change the spelling, your language, names etc,
change "Pray for Us" to "Pray For Me". Just let us know in "special instructions"
if you would like it for a charm bracelet, request a split ring instead of a bail in the
Saint John of God (Spanish: San Juan de Dios; Portuguese: So Joo de Deus; March 8, 1495 March 8, 1550) was a
born friar and saint, who has become one of Spain's leading religious figures.
St. John of God was born Joo Cidade in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, into a once prominent family that was impoverished
had great religious faith. His mother died when he was only a small child, and his father joined a monastic order.
As a young man, St. John worked as a shepherd for a farmer, who was very pleased with his strength and diligent work.
had an offer to marry the farmer's daughter and become heir to the property; he refused because he wanted to pursue a
spiritual life in the name of the Lord.
He moved to Spain, where he served as a heroic soldier under the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and fought in a few
After many heroic exploits, he worked disseminating religious books, using the recent Gutenberg moveable-type
press to provide people with the word of the Lord.
He experienced a major spiritual conversion on Saint Sebastian's day (January 20), while listening to a sermon by
John of vila, the man who was later to become his spiritual mentor and would encourage him in his quest to improve
life of the poor. He then went temporarily into what appeared to be a state of madness brought on by the Lord and was
subsequently thrown into the madhouse, where he recovered after a visit from Blessed John of vila and realized that
poor and needy deserved better treatment than he had received. He decided to devote the rest of his life to caring
sick and the poor.
Settling in Granada, Spain, he expended all of his energy caring for the neediest people of the city. Slowly he drew
himself a dedicated circle of disciples, who felt called to join him in this service. St. John organized his
into the Order of Hospitallers, now better known as the Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God, who care for the
countries around the world. One mark of honor to his labors is that this order has been officially entrusted with the
medical and dental care of the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, earthly head of the Roman Catholic Church in Vatican City,
He died on March 8, 1550, his 55th birthday. He was canonized by Pope Alexander VIII in 1690, and later named the
saint of hospitals, the sick, nurses, firefighters, alcoholics, and booksellers. St. John's feast day is commemorated
Item can be engraved with message, names, dates or monogram.
Engraving doesn't delay your shipment.
Available in Solid 10K &14K Yellow or White Gold, or Sterling Silver
Is a Chain Included? You can choose which chain to add to your order when checking out
Pendant Bail - fits up to 4mm chain. We can make bail larger, just let us know in the special instructions upon ordering
All Sterling Silver is protected with a tarnish resistance to help it last for years without tarnishing.