This necklace was given to me by my grandmother before I left for college. She told me to keep it for good luck and I have kept it in my backpack ever since. I’ve had this in my backpack for these past few months not really knowing what it was, so I decided to look it up. I did a google search of the words in the necklace and it turns out to be something called “The Miraculous Medal.” The front of the medal depicts Mary standing on a globe, with the head of a serpent beneath her feet. Circling the oval-shaped medal is the signature, “O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” On the other side there is twelve stars surround a large “M,” from which a cross arises. Below the “M,” the medal depicts two flaming hearts. The left heart, circled with thorns, represents Jesus. The right heart, pierced by a sword, symbolizes Mary. The necklace basically represents the key elements of the catholic faith, and I’m glad I now know what it is.