Friday, June 24, 2011

Sterling Silver Patron Saint Medals - Popular Option for Men

Buying jewelry for men is a tricky proposition. Because they don’t want to appear feminine, men tend to reject most of the jewelry options available out there. Anything they do get has to look manly which often means big bulky rings, plain but stylish watches, or tiny earrings. If you want to take the guesswork out of looking for a gift for the man in your life, then sterling silver patron saint medals are worth looking into. Although they are considered religious jewelry and many Catholics wear them as a show of their faith in God, an equal number of non-Catholics wear them also for a variety of reasons.

Sterling Silver Patron Saint Medals

The biggest challenge you will probably have when buying sterling silver patron saint medals for your man is deciding with patron saint to get him. You have several hundred to choose from. A good way to pick a saint is to choose the part of their life you want to honor and buy a medallion of the saint that corresponds to that. For example, if your man is in law enforcement or in the military, then he will probably enjoy receiving a medallion of Saint Michael the archangel and patron saint of police officers and warriors.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Who is the Patron Saint of Police?

The patron saint of police is the archangel Michael. According to the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic faith, he was a field commander in the army of God who fought against the uprising of Lucifer. He is mentioned several times in the bible including being mentioned as an advocate for the Children of Israel and specifically Daniel’s. Saint Michael’s action against Lucifer is considered the first act of chivalry since he went into battle against Lucifer without being commanded to do so. As such, he shares the title of patron saint of chivalry with Saint George. He is also the patron of warriors, paratroopers, fighter pilots, the Catholic Police Guard, Germany, City of Brussels, and Kiev.

Patron Saint of Police

As an archangel, there is quite a bit of religious lore about Saint Michael. He is frequently portrayed as carrying a sword or the scales of justice. It is said that he was the angel who informed Abraham’s wife Sarah that she would have a child and that he was the one to stopped Abraham from killing the boy on the mountain. Rabbinic traditions has that the patron saint of police Michael watched over Adam and Even after they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden and he was the one that taught Adam to farm.