The Medal of Life
The Medal of Life is for all people of good will who wish to affirm life. The gift of life itself is belittled, devalued, disparaged, disrespected, demeaned and rejected. It is for all who wish to acknowledge God’s vast love and mercy. Also, it is for those who seek to place the wonderful love of God for all life at the centre of their spiritual journey. In addition, for those who desire to be open to the life-enhancing grace and holiness of the Holy Spirit. Anyone who is bothered by the culture of death will welcome this medal. Those troubled by violence, who recognise evil at work in the world, are invited to join in prayer for life.
The inspiration for the Medal of Life first arose in a housewife’s time of prayer and intercession. In prayerful reflection it seemed as if God the Father, with Mary the Mother of his Son Jesus Christ, wanted people to affirm life in all its phases. Also, to celebrate the very human life shared by Jesus who came to save and heal us all. The outline of the medal evolved from that first moment of inspiration through a process of ongoing reflection and prayer. The final design emerged and the medals were cast. Accordingly, it is now being issued cum permissu superiorum from the Salesian Provincial in Ireland.
LAUNCH OF MEDAL OF LIFE
The medal which has been approved by the Church was officially launched on the 21 November 2014. It has now been circulated to many parts of the world. The medal is being received with great joy. Also, there are testimonies coming in that many people are receiving comfort from the medal. The Medal of Life is coming at a time when humanity is in most need. In conclusion, we need to stand and confirm life anew in all its stages.