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Alpha Omega: Alpha (A) and Omega (Ω) represent the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. They are Christian symbols that also represents God used in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. The phrase Alpha and Omega is derived from the quote God as being the Alpha and the Omega in Revelation 1:8, 21:6 and 22:13, and is clarified two times with the extra title “the beginning and the end”. This phrase means that God and Jesus are both eternal.
Anchor: The Anchor ranks among the most ancient Christian symbols found relating to the virtue of hope of salvation and holding secure in faith.
Ankh: The Ankh or key of life is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for “Life” or “breath of life” and as the Egyptians believed that one’s journey was only part of an eternal life, the ankh symbolized both mortal existence and the afterlife. It is one of the most ancient symbols of Egypt and worn as an amulet.
Anglican Cross: The Anglican Cross is a symbol of Anglican and Episcopal Churches. It represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of human sin, and by correlation represents faith, hope, and love.
Apostles Cross: The Apostles Cross with three buds at the end of each arm symbolizes the Holy Trinity, each bud represents one of the Twelve Apostles.
Armenian Cross: The Armenian cross, is also known as the Siroun Cross incorporates floral elements and has postaments symbolizing the Holy trinity. This cross design is exclusively used in the stone cross (Khachkar) prevalent in Armenian religious statuary and masonry.
Baroque Crucifix: The Baroque Crucifix features bold ornamentation and a seashell motif, which is a symbol of baptism in Christianity.
Basket Weave Cross: The Basket Weave Cross is inspired by interwoven crosses passed out on Palm Sunday. It symbolizes the ultimate victory of Christ was his sacrifice.
Bone Cross: The Bone Cross represents one’s hope for the future. “A bone of him shall not be broken” (John 19:36).
Botonée Cross: The Botonée Cross is a cross with three buttons on the ends. The buttons represent the three persons of the Godhead, namely, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Budded Cross: The Budded Cross can be fashioned in many forms depending on its spiritual significance. Three buds represent the Holy Trinity and is also known as the Apostles’ Cross, with one bud for each of the Twelve Apostles. Four buds symbolize the four evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Bypass Cross: The Bypass Cross represents the spiritual connection between people and the Divine.
Byzantine Cross: The Byzantine Cross is a more elaborate variation of the traditional cross. The origin of the Byzantine Cross date back to the fourth century Emperor Constantine the Great, who was responsible for Christianizing the Roman Empire.
Caduceus: The Caduceus, a staff with two snakes coiled around it, is the official insignia of the United States Medical Corps, Navy Pharmacy Division, and the Public Health Service. The Caduceus is also the magic wand carried by Hermes (the Romans knew him as Mercury), the messenger of the gods.
Calvary Cross: The Calvary Cross is a Latin Cross with a base of three steps, representing (from the top) faith, hope, and love.
Celtic Cross: The Celtic Cross, is also known as the Iona Cross. While the Celtic Cross is a Christian symbol, it has its roots in ancient pagan beliefs at the same time. Celtic crosses predate Christianity and were first used by pagans to worship the sun. According to legend, St. Patrick is said to have incorporated the ancient sun symbol and the Christian cross while converting pagans into Christians.
Claddagh: The Claddagh is one of Ireland’s most recognized and precious images. Two hands embracing a heart adorned with a crown symbolize the purity of a cherished relationship – friendship, love and loyalty.
Clover Cross: The Clover Cross symbolizes hope, faith, love and luck that will come from the Blessed Jesus.
Chalice Symbol: For Christians, the Chalice is the symbol of the Eucharist. Using it commemorates the Last Supper. It is filled with wine to symbolize the blood of Christ and bread is dipped into it to symbolize the body of Christ.
Chi Rho Rho: The Chi Rho is an ancient Christian symbol, a Christogram that is made by overlapping the first two letters (XP) of the Greek word ‘Christos’ meaning ‘Christ’.
Classic Cross: The Classic Cross also known as the Latin Cross is a Christian symbol representing the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
Contemporary Cross: The Contemporary Cross represents the Nativity Star, which led the magi to the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
Crosslet Cross: The Crosslet Cross is made from four Latin Crosses arranged at right-angles to each other, with their tops pointing north, south, east and west, traditionally thought to represent the message of the cross going out to the four corners of the earth. It also represents the four evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Crucifix: The crucifix is a symbol which is a cross with the figure of Jesus Christ attached to it. It often has the word “INRI” written across the top. These letters are a shortened version of a phrase that translates to “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” These were the words which Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea, ordered to have written on the cross upon which Jesus was crucified.
Dagmar Cross: The Dagmar Cross is associated with Queen Dagmar of Denmark. It features several holy images: from to and the clockwise are St. Basil the Great, St. John the Baptist, St. John Chrysostom and Mary, the Mother of God. The central image is that of Christ; on the back is Christ Crucified.
Engagement Ring: The custom of presenting a prospective bride with an engagement ring dates all the way back to Ancient Rome. Roman women wore rings to signify a business contract or to affirm mutual love and obedience. Many engagement rings of today feature a diamond because its durability represents the eternal bond between two people and their commitment to each other.
Engrailed Cross: The Engrailed Cross symbolizes the painful suffering of Jesus on the Cross.
Eternity Bands: Rings have adorned human hands for centuries. It was the Egyptian Pharaohs who first used rings to represent eternity. That’s because a circle has no beginning and no end, and reflects the shape of the sun and moon, which the Egyptians worshiped. Ancient Egyptians believed that the ring finger, or the fourth finger of the left hand, contained a “vena amoris” or “vein of love” that led directly to the heart. The Romans adopted this belief and wore wedding rings on their ring finger.
Eternity Cross: The Eternity Cross represents the Eternal Being, otherwise, known as God.
Evil Eye: The Evil Eye talisman is an ancient protective symbol for good fortune and is believed to a protect the wearer from the power of the evil malevolent glare, usually given to a person when one is unaware.
Eye of Providence: The Eye of Providence represents the eye of God, the singular divine power that has created the entire universe. The symbol shows a human eye enclosed in a triangle. In Christianity, the triangle represents the Holy Trinity and as such, the Eye of Providence symbolizes the divine entity looking over humankind and providing it benevolent guidance.
Fancy Cross: The Fancy Cross is elaborately decorative and is a symbol of both Christ himself and the faith of Christians.
Fleur-de-Lis Cross: The fleur-de-Lis Cross incorporates a styled lily used as a symbol of French royalty. For Christians, the three-petaled ends represent the Trinity: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In some traditions, the emblem symbolizes the Virgin Mary.
Fleury Cross: The Fleury Cross features a three-petal design, representing the Trinity: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The distinctive lily flower shape at the ends of each of its arms symbolizes the Resurrection.
Filigree Cross: The Filigree Cross features delicate ornamental work made with tiny beads or twisted wires. The art of filigree dates back to ancient history. It comes from an Italian word made from the Latin words for thread and grain.
Floral Cross: The Floral Cross features a rose motif to symbolize all five of Christ’s wounds from the crucifixion.
Four Way Cross: In Catholic tradition, a four-way cross or cruciform combines four devotional images. They include the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Virgin Mother, St. Christopher and St. Joseph.
Fourchée Cross: The Fourchée Cross is also known as a Forked Cross is believed to represent the Tree of Knowledge, which brought sin into the world.
Freeform Crucifix: The Freeform Crucifix has arms with an irregular contour shape. It is an artistic representation of Jesus on the Cross.
Greek Cross: The Greek Cross, with arms of equal length, is the most ancient cross, predating the Latin Cross. In Christian mythology, the four equal arms point in the direction of the earth, representing the spread of the gospel or the four platonic elements (earth, air, water, and fire).
Guardian Angel: Angels are servants and messengers of God, and God in his infinite mercy assigns each one of us a guardian angel to walk with us on our personal journey to help us avoid spiritual dangers and prepare our way to heaven. Many believe that wearing a Guardian Angel medal can protect them from danger and negativity.
Hamsa (Islam): The Hamsa is a popular amulet used to ward off the evil eye and bring good luck, protection, good health, and abundance. Also, know as the "Hand of Fatima" is an Islamic symbol that commemorates Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad, who founded Islam. The five fingers of hand represent the five pillars of Islam.
Hamsa (Judaism): The Hamsa is a popular amulet used to ward off the evil eye and bring good luck, protection, good health, and abundance. Also, known as the "Hand of Miriam" is a symbol of Judaism that commemorates Miriam, the sister of Moses who helped lead the Jewish people out of slavery from Egypt. The five fingers of the hand represent the five books of Torah; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
Heart Cross: The Heart Cross reminds us that love and charity is central to the Christian faith and must be part of our everyday life.
Heart Motif: The Heart Motif is a heart pattern that is repeated all over the design of the cross and details every edge.
Holy Spirit Dove: The Dove is a symbol for the Holy Spirit inspired by Jesus’ baptism. The dove has been used among many Christian denominations as a symbol for peace, purity and new beginnings.
Ichthys Fish: The Ichthys fish was used by the early persecuted Christians to secretly symbolize their faith in Jesus Christ.
Infinity Cross: The Infinity Cross is also known as the Everlasting Cross. It symbolizes the love of God, having no beginning and no end.
Italian Horn: The Italian horn, also known as cornicello is an amulet or talisman worn to protect against the evil eye and bad luck in general, and historically, to promote fertility and virility.
Jerusalem Cross: The Jerusalem Cross or Crusader’s Cross is a large Greek cross surrounded by four smaller versions of the Greek cross. It is a symbol of a five-fold cross and represents the four quarters of the world, Christ and his four main disciples, or the five wounds of Christ. The cross originated in the 11th century and was used in coats of arms of crusader’s, and the seals of the crusader rulers of Jerusalem.
Key to Heaven: The Key to Heaven also known as Saint Peter’s key represent the metaphorical keys to the kingdom of Heaven which were promised by Jesus Christ to Saint Peter.
Latin Cross: The Latin Cross is said to represent Christ’s crucifixion and was originally popularized by the Roman Catholic Church.
Lattice Cross: The Lattice Cross is an interwoven delicate design, describing the openwork pattern on those crosses.
Lord’s Prayer Cross: The Lord’s Prayer Cross is a reminder to us that we should be living in the way God wants us to everyday: In peace and love one another, the way it is in Heaven.
Madonna: A Madonna is a representation of the Virgin Mary. The word Madonna means “My Lady” in Italian.
Madonna and Child: The Madonna and Child is often the name of a work of art which shows the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus and are central icons for both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches.
Maltese Cross: The Maltese Cross is identified as the symbol of an order of Christian warriors known as the Knights Hospitaller. Its eight points denote the eight obligations or aspirations of the knights, namely “to live in truth, have faith, repent one’s sins, give proof of humility, love justice, be merciful, be sincere and wholehearted, and to endure persecution”.
Methodist Cross: The Methodist Cross was adopted shortly after the merger of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The insignia of The United Methodist Church is a cross linked with a dual flame, a powerful reminder of who we are in Christ. It relates the United Methodist church to God through Christ (the cross) and the Holy Spirit (the flame), a reminder of Pentecost when witnesses were unified by the power of the Holy Spirit and saw “tongues, as of fire” in Acts 2:3.
Moline Cross: The Moline Cross has four double tipped arms of equal length, creating eight points. They remind us of the eight Beatitudes, given by Jesus Christ during the Sermon on the Mount.
Nail Cross: The Nail Cross represents Christ’s Passion: His betrayal, scourging, mocking, and the agony of the Crucifixion.
Olive Leaf Cross: The Olive Leaf Cross symbolizes peace and reconciliation.
Openwork Cross: The Openwork cross represents the principle symbol of Christianity. It features both simple and intricate piercings to create decorative design elements.
Ornate Crucifix: The Ornate Crucifix is elaborately adorned with angel wings to symbolize our religious freedom and/or features a Guardian Angel who serves as our protector.
Orthodox Cross: The Orthodox Cross has three crossbeams, two horizontal and the third a bit slanted. The short top bar symbolizes the placard with the inscription ‘Jesus Christ, King of the Jews’ (INRI), that Pilate ordered to put up to mock the Savior. The middle bar is where the hands of Christ were nailed, and the lowest bar is the footrest and has a symbolic significance as it represents the ascension on Christ, in addition to the concept that “The Cross is the Scale of Justice”.
Papal Cross: The Papal Cross is representative of the ultimate authority of the Roman Catholic Church. The three bars of the Papal Cross are generally considered to be representative of the Trinity – the Father God, the son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Passion Cross: The Passion Cross is also referred to as the Cross of Suffering, has pointed ends to represent the nails used to attached Christ to the cross during his Crucifixion. Passion, in this definition, comes from the Latin word passio, which means suffering or enduring.
Pattée Cross: The Pattée has arms that are narrow at the center, and often flared in a curve or straight line shape, to be broader at the perimeter. It was sometimes used by the Teutonic Knights, a crusader order and with heraldry.
Patonce Cross: The Patonce cross is an intermediate between a Pattée and Fluerie Cross, and is often used in heraldry. The liliform ends of this cross remind us of the Holy Trinity.
Patriarchal Cross: The Patriarchal Cross has two horizontal arms with the upper one shorter than the lower. The top arm represents the inscription placed by Pilate on the Cross.
Saint Peter’s Cross: Saint Peter’s Cross is an inverted Latin cross, traditionally used as a Christian symbol and is associated with the martyrdom of Peter the Apostle.
Pointed Cross: The Pointed Cross often used in heraldry, is also referred to as the Cross of Suffering representing the nails that Christ suffered at his Crucifixion.
Pomée Cross: The Pomée Cross with knobs at the end of each of its arms resemble apples, and represent the fruit of the Christian life.
Potent Cross: The Potent Cross has a crossbar at the end of each of its arms forming four separate tau crosses. “Potent” is an old word for a crutch, and is used in heraldic terminology to describe a T shape.
Praying Child: The Praying child is inspired by the Biblical verse from Samuel 1:27, “For this Child I have prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him”.
Quadrate Cross: The Quadrate Cross has a square at the intersection point, which reminds us of the four Gospels going out to the four corners of the earth. The number four also represents earth, so this cross can signify the fact that Christ died on the cross to save this world from its sins.
Recerelee Cross: The Recerelee Cross has a design that goes back to the Middle Ages and was used in religious pageantry and heraldic spectacles.
Resurrection: After Jesus was crucified, he came back from the dead and rose to Heaven to sit with God. These images show his Ascension; he has defeated death and his Spirit is alive on Earth.
Roman Cross: The Roman Cross is also known the Latin cross, is said to represent Christ’s crucifixion.
Rosary: The Rosary is a tool used to aid prayer and Meditation in Catholicism. The beads of a rosary count the prayers as they are recited out loud or in the mind. Relying on the rosary beads to keep track of how many times you’ve said a prayer allows you to clear your mind and meditate on your invocation more effectively.
Saltire Cross: The Saltire Cross is a diagonal cross that is also known as the Saint Andrew's Cross. It has become a symbol of Scotland where Saint Andrew is the Patron Saint.
Scroll Cross: The Scroll Cross features spirals and rolling incomplete circle motifs, some which resemble either a document in scroll form or loosely represented vines.
Signet Ring: Signet rings or seal rings were originally used as a signature to authenticate official documents before widespread literacy. Currently, signet rings are worn as a fashion or personal statement, rather than as a means of identification. They can be engraved with a family crest, monogram, initials or custom design.
Tapered Cross: The Tapered Cross has arms that are narrow at the center, and often flared in a curve or straight line shape, to be broader at the perimeter.
Tau Cross: The Tau cross also known as St. Anthony’s cross is based on the Greek letter T. It is associated with the most prominent saints in the Catholic faith. St. Anthony wore a tau-shaped cross on his cloak. St. Francis of Assisi adopted it as a personal emblem and used the tau to decorate the door and wall of whatever home he was staying at.
Tau Rho Cross: The Tau Rho Cross, is also known as the Monogrammatic Cross, symbolizes Christ upon the cross. It is shaped like the letter P with a long vertical bar, crossed by a short horizontal bar.
Ten Commandments Tablet: The Ten Commandments tablet, is also known as the Tablets of the Law, were the two pieces of stone inscribed with rules handed down to Moses by God on Mount Sinai.
Thieves Cross: The Thieves Cross is also known as the crucifix dolorosus, and occasionally the ‘robber’s cross’, because it was said to be the cross used for the two thieves who were crucified together with Jesus Christ.
Three-Bar Cross: The Three-Bar cross in which the short top bar symbolizes the placard with the written charge against Christ. The middle bar is where the hands of Christ were nailed, and the lowest bar represents the footrest.
Trefoil Cross: Trefoil (from Latin trifolium, “three-leaved plant”) in Christian symbolism represents the Trinity: God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Trinity Cross: The Trinity Cross represents the unity of Father, Son, and Holy spirit as three persons in one Godhead.
Tubular Cross/Crucifix: The Tubular Cross/Crucifix is a symbol of the Christian faith, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and Death. Its design is inspired by the pipe organs installed in Churches to symbolize the “Voice of God”.
Twisted Cross: The Twisted Cross represents the tightly woven relationship that we have with God and his infinite love for all.
Venetian Cross: The Venetian Cross is a highly decorative Cross that incorporates both precious stones and detailed, intricate metal work.
Vine Cross: The Vine Cross features an intricate design of plant life intertwining with the traditional cross. The vine imagery is a reference to a Bible verse; “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5).
Virgin Mary: Mary was the woman chosen to be the Mother of God, that is to be the mother of Jesus. She has made appearances throughout history, is known as Notre Dame (Our Lady of..), and has been witnessed in locations around the world. The Virgin Mary symbolizes peace, loving protection, and the infinite Spirit of forgiveness.
Voided Cross: The Voided Cross is a reminder that Christ rose from death on the cross to proclaim victory over sin, death, and the Devil.
Wedding Bands: Rings have adorned human hands for centuries. It was the Egyptian Pharaohs who first used rings to represent eternity. That’s because a circle has no beginning and no end, and reflects the shape of the sun and moon, which the Egyptians worshiped. Ancient Egyptians believed that the ring finger, or the fourth finger of the left hand, contained a “vena amoris” or “vein of love” that led directly to the heart. The Romans adopted this belief and wore wedding rings on their ring finger.
Wheat Cross: The Wheat Cross has a wheat motif which is symbolic of Christ as the bread of life and represents the spreading of the word of God and the Kingdom of Heaven.
Winged Heart: The Winged Heart symbolizes love for freedom to maintain one’s will and individuality.
Wrap Cross: The Wrap Cross typically features an “X” design in the center, representing rope that held together the cross upon which Christ was crucified. This design symbolizes Christ’s voluntary Passion: His betrayal, scourging, mocking and the agony of the Crucifixion.
Wooded Crucifix: The Wooded Crucifix has an image of Jesus on a woodgrain cross. This crucifix emphasizes Jesus’ sacrifice – his death by crucifixion, which Christians believe brought about the redemption of mankind.
Yin Yang: The Yin Yang is the Taoist symbol of the interplay of forces in the universe. In Chinese Philosophy, yin and yang represent the two primal cosmic forces in the universe. Yin (moon) is the receptive, passive, cold female force. Yang (sun) is the masculine force, movement, heat. The Ying Yang symbol represents the idealized harmony of these forces; equilibrium in the universe.
II. CHRISTIAN SAINTS.
Our Lady of Assumption | Nuestra Señora de la Asunción: The Assumption of Mary is the belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death.
Saint Andrew: St. Andrew the Apostle was one of the disciples closest to Jesus. He is called the first Apostle. According to Scripture, St. Andrew was the disciple who told Jesus about the boy with the loaves and fishes (John 6:8). He was also in Simon Peter’s boat and attended the last supper. He was crucified for baptizing the wife of a Roman governor. As a patron saint, St. Andrew offers protections to fisherman and singers. Wearing a St. Andrew medal can bring you luck and safety.
Saint Anne | Anne De Beaupre | Santa Ana: St. Anne is the Blessed Virgin Mary’s mother and Jesus’ grandmother. Although the Bible doesn’t mention Anne, other religious books acknowledge her as Mary’s mother and say she’s and Mary’s father, Joachim, had trouble bearing children until the angel Gabriel appeared and said they would have a child who they must dedicate to God. Saint Anne is the patroness of childless couples, unmarried women, housewives, women in labor or who want to be pregnant, grandmothers and educators.
Saint Anthony | San Antonio: St. Anthony of Padua, a Portuguese priest and Franciscan friar who was renowned as a teacher and preacher. St. Anthony is the benefactor of lost people and objects, based on a story where a Franciscan novice stole his psalter and left. After Anthony prayed for its return, both the thief and the psalter returned to the Order. St. Anthony is the patron of finding lost items.
Holy Infant of Atocha | Santo Niño de Atocha: The Holy infant of Atocha is the patron saint of those unjustly imprisoned, protector of travelers, and rescuer of those in peril. According to legend, in the Spanish city of Atocha, the Moors only allowed children to perform acts of mercy for their Christian captives, and a child appeared wearing pilgrim’s clothing and carrying a basket of food and a gourd of water. After the child gave food and water to the prisoners, his basket and gourd miraculously remained full.
Saint Augustine | San Agustín: Augustine of Hippo was an Algerian-Roman philosopher and theologian of the late Roman/early Medieval period. He was a major figure in bringing Christianity to dominance in the previously pagan Roman Empire. St. Augustine is the patron of theologians, printers, brewers, and many cities and dioceses.
Baptism | El Bautismo: In Christianity, Baptism is the sacrament of spiritual rebirth through which we are made children of God and heirs of Heaven. Water in baptism symbolizes the washing away of sin and the rising to newness in life.
Saint Barbara | Santa Bárbara: St. Barbara is the patroness for miners and field artillerymen. She was a Christian martyr, and the extremely beautiful daughter of a pagan named Dioscorus. Dioscorus protected her by locking her up in a tower, where she spent her days admiring God’s creations. She secretly became a Christian and dedicated her life to God. Ultimately, Barbara was tortured and beheaded for her faith. She offers protection (especially from lightning and fire) and the hope of a “good death” to those who wear her medallion.
Saint Benedict | San Benito: St. Benedict is the patron of Europe, farmers, engineers and architects. The Saint Benedict medal is a Christian sacramental medal containing symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict and many believe that wearing his medal invokes protection against evil forces and illness.
Saint Bernadette: St. Bernadette of Lourdes was best known for receiving visions from the Virgin Mary in a cave near Lourdes. Pope Pius XI canonized her as a saint in 1933. Saint Bernadette is the patroness of the ill, poor, shepherds and those ridiculed for their piety.
Saint Brigid | Santa Brígida: Saint Brigid is the patroness for newborn babies, blacksmiths, boatman, chicken farmers, dairy farmers, midwives, children whose parents are not married and fugitives. Brigid is Ireland’s second most famous patron saint and known for her generosity to the poor.
Caridad del Cobre: Caridad del Cobre, also known as Our Lady of Charity is a popular Marian title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to legend, she saved three boys during a storm and is one of Cuba’s most treasured figures, representing hope and salvation in the face of misfortune. Caridad del Cobre is the patroness of Cuba.
Saint Catherine | Santa Catalina: Catherine of Sienna, a lay member of the Dominican Order, was a mystic, activist, and author who had a great influence on Italian Literature and the Catholic Church. Canonized in 1461, she is also one of the few women who hold the title of Doctor of the Church. St. Catherine is the patroness of nurses, breast cancer, and Italy.
Saint Cecilia | Santa Cecilia: St. Cecilia is the patroness of musicians, composers, and poets. She is one of the most venerated martyrs of Christian antiquity and gives inspiration to all who keep music close to their heart.
Saint Charles | San Carlos: St. Charles Borromeo was the Latin archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584 and a cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was a leading figure of the Counter- Reformation combat against the Protestant Reformation together with St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Philip Neri. In that role, he was responsible for significant reforms in the Catholic Church, including the founding of seminaries for the education of priests. St. Charles is the patron of bishops, cardinals, seminarians, and spiritual leaders.
Saint Christopher | San Cristóbal: St. Christopher is the subject of numerous legends and stories. Originally the man who would become Christopher was ferryman named Offerus. He was a large, strong man who carried people across a river. One day a child asked for transportation to the other side of the waterway. Offerus completed the request, even as the child grew heavier and heavier. The child later revealed himself to be Jesus, who carried the weight of the world on his shoulders. Offerus became known as “Christopher” which beans “Christ-bearer”, as a result. St. Christopher is the patron of travelers and transportation.
Saint Clare | Santa Clara: St. Clare was one of the first followers of St. Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of the Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life, the first set of monastic guidelines known to have been written by a woman. Saint Clare is the patroness of those with eye disease, embroiderers, television, laundry workers and extrasensory perception.
Confirmation | Confirmación: The sacrament of Confirmation is that sacrament by which we receive the Holy Spirit, to make us strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ.
Saint Daniel | San Daniel: St. Daniel whose name means “God is my Judge”. The canon of Catholic scripture contains the Book of Daniel as part of the Old testament. In it we hear the tale of Daniel and his three companions carried off to Babylon following the capture of the city by Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel became famous for interpreting dreams and rose to become one of the most important figures in the court and lived well into the reign of the Persian conquerors. St. Daniel is the patron of courage, fortitude and strength.
Divine Child | Divino Niño: The Divino Niño, also known as Divine Child Jesus is the patron of good luck, healing and blessings. It is one of the most popular religious images in Columbia, especially among Roman Catholics and it is claimed to have miraculous powers.
Saint Dominic | Santo Domingo: Saint Dominic was a Castilian Catholic priest and founder of the Dominican Order. St. Dominic is the patron of astronomers and the Dominican Republic.
Ecce Homo: “Ecce Homo” – “Behold the Man”- from the words of Pontius Pilate when he presented Jesus, crowned with thorns, to the crowd before his crucifixion. Mocked by Roman soldiers, Jesus is wearing a crown of thorns, his features expressing compassion towards his persecutors.
Saint Edmund | Santo Edmundo: St. Edmund is the patron of pandemics as well as kings, the Roman Catholic diocese of East Anglia, and Douai Abbey in Berkshire. Martyred king of the East Angles, he was elected king in 855 at the age of fourteen and began ruling Suffolk, England the following year. After extreme torture, Edmund was beheaded and died calling upon Jesus.
Saint Edward | San Eduardo: St. Edward also known as Edward the Confessor was among the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England. Usually considered the last king of the House of Wessex. Saint Edward is the patron of difficult marriages and separated spouses.
Our Lady of Fatima | Nuestra Señora de Fátima: Our Lady of Fátima, is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary based on the Marian apparitions reported on May 13, 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal. The three children were Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto. Many believe wearing her medallion will bring special graces from the Virgin Mary.
Saint Florian: St. Florian is the patron of firefighters. A St. Florian medal is a great gift for firefighters, said to give them courage and protect them even in the most dangerous situations. St. Florian became a saint for refusing to obey commands to persecute Christians. St. Florian was tortured and put to death by drowning, but did so calmly as a child of God. He became the patron saint of firefighters because he was the leader of a Roman fire brigade.
Saint Francis of Assisi | Saint Francis | San Francisco de Asís: St. Francis of Assisi is the patron of animals, the environment, and traders. He is a popular patron saint for pet owners, who pray to St. Francis of Assisi for protection over their pets. St. Francis of Assisi could allegedly speak to animals, and saved a town from a vicious wolf. Wearing a St. Francis of Assisi Medal is believed to offer protection for animals and the natural environment.
Saint Gabriel | San Gabriel: Saint Gabriel is the patron of messengers, communication workers, and postal workers. The name Gabriel is translated to mean “man of God” and first mention of him appears in the Old Testament with the prophecies of Daniel. The Angel Gabriel served as God’s messenger in several places throughout the Old and New Testament. Gabriel was also the angel who showed himself to Zachariah to announce the birth of Saint John. He was also present at the Annunciation telling Mary that she would have a son that would become the savior of the world.
Saint Genesius: Genesius of Rome is a legendary Christian saint, once a comedian who had performed in plays that mocked Christianity. According to legend, while performing in a play that made fun of baptism, he had an experience on stage that converted him. He proclaimed his new belief, and he steadfastly refused to renounce it, even when the emperor Diocletian ordered him to do so. St. Genesius is the patron of actors, lawyers, barristers, clowns, comedians, converts, dancers, people with epilepsy, musicians, and printers.
Saint George | San Jorge: St. George was a Palestinian soldier under Roman emperor Diocletian. He was put to death for refusing to give up his Christian faith. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and the patron saint of England as well soldiers, archers, cavalry and chivalry, farmers and field workers, riders and saddlers, and he helps those suffering from leprosy, plague and syphilis. St. George is known for his strength and courage, even in the face of death. Wearers can evoke St. George’s name in battles – both physical and otherwise – for protection.
Saint Gerard | San Gerardo: St. Gerard is the patron of expectant mothers, children, and safe childbirth. His reputation comes from a story where, after departing from a visit to the Pirofalo family, one of the daughters noticed he left behind a handkerchief and tried to return it. Gerard told her to keep it, since it could be useful to her one day. During a dangerous delivery years later, she held the handkerchief, which kept the child safe throughout the process.
Saint Grace | Santa Gracia: St. Grace was born in Catalonia, Spain into a Muslim family during the time of the Moors. She was converted to Christianity by her brother St. Bernard and sister St. Maria. Sadly, the Remaining brother, Almanzor, never converted to Christianity but instead reported his siblings to the authorities. She was martyred in 1180. St. Grace is the patroness of Valencia, Spain.
Our Lady of Guadalupe | Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe: Our Lady of Guadalupe, also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe and “La Virgen Morena”, which means “The brown-skinned Virgin” is the patroness of Mexico and the Americas. According to tradition, the Virgin Mary appeared to an indigenous man named Juan Diego, who relayed the Holy Mother’s desire to have a church built in her honor on Tepayac Hill.
Guardian Angel | Ángel de la Guarda: Angels are servants and messengers of God, and God in his infinite mercy assigns each one of us a guardian angel to walk with us on our personal journey to help us avoid spiritual dangers and prepare our way to heaven. Many believe that wearing a Guardian Angel medal can protect them from danger and negativity.
Holy Communion | Sagrada Comunión: Of all seven sacraments, the Eucharist also known as Holy Communion is greatest. In all the sacraments we receive grace, but only in the Eucharist do we receive Christ himself- Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
Holy Family | Sagrada Familia: The Holy Family consists of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and his foster father Saint Joseph. Family is the first place where you learn about love, companionship and forgiveness.
Holy Spirit | Espíritu Santo: The Dove is a symbol for the Holy Spirit inspired by Jesus’ baptism. The dove has been used among many Christian denominations as a symbol for peace, purity and new beginnings.
Holy Trinity | Santísima Trinidad: The Christian doctrine of the Holy Trinity affirms that God is one being in three persons: Father, son and Holy Spirit. These three persons have equal status and are equally divine.
Infant Jesus | Niño Jesús: Infant Jesus, also known as Divine Infant, the Christ Child, the Holy Child, and Child Jesus, refers to Jesus Christ from his nativity to age 12. He is the patron of good luck, healing and blessings.
Infant of Prague | Infante de Praga: The Infant of Prague reflects God’s incarnation, spiritual childhood and the dignity of both Christ’s and our own humanity. He is the patron of financial distress, abundance, family life, and children.
Saint James: St. James also known as Saint James the Greater was one of the Twelve Apostles and brother of St. John the Apostle. James is described as one of the first disciples to join Jesus and the first Apostle martyred by sword. St. James is the patron of fishermen, pilgrims, Spain, Guatemala and Nicaragua.
Jesus | Jesús: Jesus, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth or Jesus Christ, was a first-century Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity, the world’s largest religion. Most Christians believe he is the incarnation of God the Son and the awaited Messiah prophesied in the Old Testament.
Jesus Have Mercy | Jesús Ten Piedad: The Jesus Prayer, also known as The Prayer, is a short formulaic prayer esteemed and advocated especially within the Eastern churches: "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner." The prayer has been widely taught and discussed throughout the history of the Orthodox Church.
Saint John | San Juan: St. John is the patron of baptism, conversions, innkeepers and tailors. St. John is revered in the Christian Church as the forerunner of Jesus Christ. After a period of desert solitude, John the Baptist emerged as a prophet in the region of the lower Jordan River valley. He had a circle of disciples, and Jesus was among the recipients of his rite of baptism.
Saint Joseph | San Jose: St. Joseph is the foster father of Jesus and the Virgin Mary’s husband. He initially sent Mary away after finding out she was pregnant with someone else’s child, before an angel instructed him to raise and protect God’s child. Joseph is the patron of fathers, workers, immigrants, travelers and several countries. Someone wearing a St. Joseph medal seeks protection for these people as well as fatherly care in general.
Saint Jude Thaddeus | San Judas Thadeo: St. Jude Thaddeus was one of the original Twelve Apostles to Jesus, and not to be confused with Judas Iscariot. St. Jude is known for his preaching of the Gospel during hopeless situations. As, such he is known as the patron of people with lost causes. Catholics seek him for guidance and hope during difficult times.
Saint Lazarus | San Lázaro: St. Lazarus is the patron of the poor and sick. In Cuban Catholicism, he is represented as a homeless beggar surrounded by dogs. Some say he was a fourth-century bishop, but most Cubans imagine him as Biblical Lazarus-the poor man who cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven, who Jesus raises from the dead.
Saint Kateri: St. Kateri Tekakwitha is informally known as Lily of the Mohawks. She is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. Kateri Tekakwitha is known as the patroness of Native Americans and First Nations Peoples, integral ecology and the environment.
Our Lady of Loreto | Nuestra Señora de Loreto: The Marian title of Our Lady of Loreto refers to the house in which the Virgin Mary was born and raised, and in which the angel Gabriel visited her in the Annunciation. Tradition holds that angels miraculously transported the house from Palestine to Loreto, Italy, in the 13th century. Our Lady of Loreto is the patroness of aviators, flight attendants, and air travelers.
Our Lady of Lourdes | Nuestra Señora de Lourdes: Our Lady of Lourdes is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in honor of the Marian apparitions that occurred in 1858 near Lourdes in France. Our Lady of Lourdes is the patroness of illness and healing.
Saint Lucy | Santa Lucía: St. Lucy whose name is associated with light, lived and perished as a martyr during the Great Persecution of Christians initiated by Diocletian. She showed incredible bravery and stood up for faith at the cost of her life. St. Lucy is the patroness of sight, virgins and the city of Syracuse (Italy).
Saint Luke | San Lucas: St. Luke was one of the authors of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. He was a Greek and a Gentile, who wrote about Jesus’ praise of the Gentiles. He followed St. Paul and was a physician (Colossians 4:14). St. Luke is the patron of doctors, surgeons and artists.
Saint Maria Goretti | Santa María Goretti: Maria Teresa Goretti is an Italian virgin-martyr of the Catholic Church, and one of the youngest saints to be canonized. St. Maria Goretti is the patroness of chastity, rape victims, girls, youth, poverty, purity, and forgiveness.
Saint Mark | San Marcos: St. Mark or Mark the Evangelist, one of the Twelve Apostles chosen by Jesus, is traditionally considered the author of the second Gospel. He founded the Church of Alexandria and died a martyr after persecutors dragged him through the streets of Alexandria. St. Mark is the patron of Venice, attorneys and barristers.
Saint Martha | Santa Marta: St. Martha is best known as being the sister of Lazarus, whom Jesus awaked from the dead. She is the patroness of cooks, housewives, homemakers, and hospitality workers
Saint Martin | San Martín: St. Martin is the patron of mixed-raced people, barbers, innkeepers, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony. He was noted for his work on behalf of the poor, establishing and orphanage and a children’s hospital.
Matka Boska: Makta Boska also known as Mother of God, the Black Madonna and Our Lady of Częstochowa, is a national heroine and patron saint of Poland. She is a symbol of protection.
Saint Matthew | San Mateo: Saint Matthew is the patron of accountants and bankers. He was one of the Twelve Apostles, a key figure in the development of Christianity. He was an odd convert to the cause of Jesus and Christianity. A Roman tax collector who was called into service as Apostle while conducting business at Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee. Matthew found his life’s calling in spreading the Gospel across Palestine.
Saint Mary Magdalene | Santa María Magdalena: St. Mary Magdalene was a Jewish woman who, according to the four canonical gospels, traveled with Jesus as one of his followers and was a witness to his crucifixion and its aftermath. She is one of the greatest saints in the Bible and a legendary example of God’s mercy and grace.
Mary without Sin | María sin Pecado: The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception teaches that Mary, the mother of Christ, was conceived without sin and her conception was thus immaculate. Mary’s sinless conception is the reason why Catholics refer to Mary as “full of grace”.
Saint Michael | San Miguel: Saint Michael the Archangel is honored as the angel who fought Satan in the battle described in the book of Revelation. He symbolizes the victory of good over evil and is the patron saint of protection, police officers, firemen and military.
Military Medals: Military medals honor and protect the soldiers who serve our country and risk their lives for our freedom. These medals will bring a sense of comfort to those who wear them.
Miraculous Medal | Medalla Milagrosa: The Miraculous Medal, also known as the Medal of Immaculate Conception, is a devotional medal, the design of which was originated by Saint Catherine Labouré following her apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Wearing the medal with faith and devotion reminds us of the love and protection that Our Lady offers to all of God’s children.
Our Lady of Montserrat: Our Lady of Montserrat is a Marian title associated with a statue of the Madonna and Child venerated at the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery on the Montserrat Mountain in Catalonia, Spain. She is the Patron Saint of Catalonia, an honor she shares with St. George. The famed image one bore the inscription “Nigra Sum Sed Formosa” (Latin: I am black, but Beautiful).
Our Lady of Mount Carmel | Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo: Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the 12th and early to mid 13th century. Our Lady of Mount Carmel was adopted in the 19th century as the patron saint of Chile, in South America.
Mother Cabrini | Madre Cabrini: St. Frances Xavier Cabrini MSC, also called Mother Cabrini, was an Italian-American Roman Catholic nun. She founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Catholic religious institute that was a major support to her fellow Italian immigrants to the United States. Mother Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants and missionaries.
Mother Teresa | Madre Teresa: Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered on the 20th Century’s greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016. Wearing her medal brings comfort for those who feel abandoned and struggle to remain committed to their faith. Mother Teresa is the Patron saint
of missionaries, Aids sufferers, florists, the sick, and the Archdiocese of Calcutta.
Saint Neumann | San Neumann: John Nepomucene Neumann was a Catholic priest from Bohemia. He immigrated to the United States in 1836, where he was ordained and later joined the Redemptorists and became the fourth Bishop of Philadelphia. He is the first U.S. Bishop to be canonized. St. Neumann is the patron of immigrants.
Saint Nicholas | San Nicolás: Saint Nicholas is the patron of newlyweds, children, druggists, repentant thieves, paupers, students, archers, merchants and sailors. He was a bishop and abbot whom was especially generous to the poor and a protector of the wronged. Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nicholas the wonderworker.
Saint Patrick | San Patricio: St. Patrick is the patron and “National Apostle” of Ireland. As a teenager, he was kidnapped by pirates and forced into slavery as a sheep herder. Legend has it that he received a dream from God guiding him to escape. He continued his life becoming a priest then a bishop and returned to Ireland to convert the pagans there to Christianity. He used a shamrock to preach about the Holy Trinity.
Saint Paul | San Pablo: ST. Paul influenced the development of the Church. He is an incredibly important saint who started as a persecutor, but had a powerful vision that resulted in his conversion to Christianity. He was baptized and changed his name from Saul to Paul. He traveled the world while preaching about Christianity. St. Paul is revered for his advice on how good Christians should live. He became a martyr after his beading by Roman emperor Nero. St. Paul is the patron of writers, journalists, authors, missionaries and evangelists.
Padre Pio: Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrecina, was an Italian friar, priest, stigmatist and mystic, now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. Padre Pio is known as the patron saint of civil defense volunteers, adolescents and stress relief.
Saint Peregrine | San Peregrino: St. Peregrine Laziosi started as a rebel and enemy of the church in his hometown of Forli, Italy. The pope sent Philip Benizi to the city as a peace ambassador, but Peregrine assaulted him. The rebel became remorseful afterward and asked for his forgiveness. He renounced his ways and became a priest. St. Peregrine is known as the patron of people with cancer, foot conditions, and other incurable disease after a cancerous growth in his foot disappeared overnight after prayer. He reportedly cured other people throughout Forli after that.
Saint Peter| San Pedro: St. Peter also known as Peter the Apostle, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, and one of the first leaders of the early Church. He was a fisherman by trade and is the patron saint of net makers, shipbuilders, and fisherman, and because he holds the “keys to heaven”, he is also the patron saint of locksmiths.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help | Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro: Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a Byzantine icon that is believed to have its origin sometime during the 13th-15th century. The image is also known as “Our Lady of Perpetual Succour”. The icon is known for being miraculous; over the centuries countless healings and special graces have been attributed to it, so much so that the image has been honored and venerated by many Popes. Our lady of Perpetual Help is the patroness of the Redemptorist Order, Haiti, Almoradi, Spain, Roman Catholic Diocese of Cabanatuan, Philippines, and Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds.
Pope Francis: Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City. When he was elected Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio decided to assume Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Wearing a Pope Francis medal will help inspire you in your everyday life.
Pope John Paul II: Pope John Paul II was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He is the only Polish pope to date and was instrumental in bringing the fall of Communism in Europe and Poland especially.
Our Lady of Providence | Nuestra Señora de la Providencia: Our Lady of Providence is sometimes also identified as Queen of the Home. Devotion to Our Lady of Divine Providence originated in Italy, and spread to France and Spain. The devotion was brought to Puerto Rico in the early 1850’s by the Servite Fathers. She is the patroness of Puerto Rico.
Queen of the Holy Scapular | Reina de la Santa Escápula: The Queen of the Holy Scapular is inspired by the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. The Virgin Mary offered her holy scapular in an apparition to the English presbyter, Simon Stock, as an instrument of personal conversion and eternal salvation.
Saint Raphael: St. Raphael is known as the patron of medical workers, nurses, physicians, matchmakers, and travelers. He is one of the seven Archangels who stand before the throne of God. He is known as the healer. Raphael’s name, in fact means “God’s Healing”.
Saint Rita | Santa Rita: St. Rita is the patron of impossible causes, marital problems, spousal abuse, infertility and parenthood. Rita of Cascia was an Italian widow and Augustinian nun venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Wearing her medal will comfort those seeking balance in their family lives.
Saint Roch | Saint Rocco | San Roque: St. Roch, a French orphan whose wealthy uncle cared for him, rejected the luxe life, and as a young adult, donated his sizeable inheritance to the poor and sought a life as a pilgrim. While traveling on pilgrimage, he often cured the sick and helped the unfortunate, until he himself contracted the plague, which rendered him sick, feeble and an outcast from society. Roch found a safe place to live in a deserted cave, where a local dog brought him bread daily, and this was how he survived until he recovered. St. Roch is the patron of the sick, invalids and dogs.
Sacred Heart of Jesus | Sagrado Corazón de Jesús: The Sacred Heart of Jesus has one of the deepest meanings in the Roman Catholic practice. The heart of Jesus is viewed as a symbol of “God’s boundless and passionate love for mankind”.
Sacred Heart of Mary | Sagrado Corazón de María: The sacred Heart of Mary also known as The Immaculate Heart of Mary is a devotional name used to refer to the interior life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her joys, her sorrows, her virtues and hidden perfections, and above all her virginal love for God the father, her maternal love for her son Jesus, and her compassionate love for all people.
Saint Sebastian | San Sebastián: St. Sebastian is the patron of athletes and archers. Medals with St. Sebastian often depict him as a martyr, tied to a tree and getting shot with arrows during Diocletian’s (the Roman Emperor) persecution of Christians. He is a “champion of Christ and guardian of the heavens”, or an athlete Christi. St. Sebastian is a symbol of strength and courage in the face of adversity. The Catholic faith attributes protection of athletes to St. Sebastian as well as the gifts of stamina and perseverance.
Our Lady of Sorrows: Our lady of Sorrows, the Sorrowful Mother, and Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows are the names by which the Virgin Mary is referred to in relation to the sorrows in her life. She is the patron saint of Slovakia, the state of Mississippi, the Congregation of Holy Cross, and Mola di Bari, Italy. Wearing her medal will comfort those in suffering to find hope, happiness and faith that God has always given us.
Saint Theresa | Santa Teresa: St. Thérèse Lisieux Little Flower is credited with remarkable spiritual accomplishments during her 24 years of life. Born in Alençon, France, St. Theresa was a Carmelite nun who lived a pious life before passing away from tuberculosis. She had visions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and baby Jesus and was the youngest person the Pope has ever designated a doctor of the church. Wearing a St. Theresa medal reminds people to live a life of simplicity and to bloom wherever God has planted them. St. Theresa is the patroness of aviators, florists, missionaries, and the protector of many causes, including protection against sickness.
Saint Thomas | Santo Tomás: Saint Thomas is one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. Thomas is commonly known as “Doubting Thomas” because he doubted Jesus’ resurrection when first told of it; later, he confessed his faith, “My Lord and my God”, on seeing Jesus’ crucifixion wounds. Saint Thomas is the patron of doubt, architects, builders, construction workers, surveyors and India.
Saint Valentine | San Valentín: St. Valentine was a Roman priest martyred during the third century in Rome. According to legend, Emperor Claudius Gothicus decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied the Emperor and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. St. Valentine is the patron of lovers, romance, epileptics and beekeepers.
Saint Vincent | San Vicente: St. Vincent is the patron of Charitable societies. He is primarily recognized for his charity and compassion for the poor, though he is also known for his reform of the clergy and for his early role opposing Jansenism.
III. OTHER RELIGIOUS FAITHS.
Allah: Allah is the standard Arabic word for God and is used by Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews as well as by Muslims.
Allah/Muhammad: Islam is a monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah), and that Muhammad is a messenger of God.
Al-Karim: Al-Karim means “the most generous”. In Islamic tradition, Al-Karim is one of the 99 names of Allah.
Alif Waw: The Alif represents the number one and belongs to the element of fire. The Waw is the twenty-seventh letter of the Arab alphabet. It represents the number six and belongs to the element of air.
Ayat al-Kursi: Ayat al-Kursi is regarded as one of the most powerful ayahs in the Quran because when it is recited, the greatness of God is believed to be confirmed.
Bismillah: The Bismillah saying, “in the name of Allah”, invokes a blessing upon an action or undertaking of a Muslim. The full form is Bismillah al Rahim, “in the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate”.
Bismillah Tughra: Bismillah: “In the name of God” or “In the name of Allah”. Tughra script is a famous style that was originally developed by the Ottoman Sultans for their official seal.
Buddha: The Buddha symbolizes spiritual awareness of the supreme or divine power of the universe. Messages of peace, generosity, wisdom and kindness are attributed to him.
Chai: One of the most well-known symbols of Judaism, Chai is a Hebrew word that means ‘life’ or ‘living’. The word is spelled with two Hebrew letters – ‘Chet’ and ‘Yud’. Traditionally, every Hebrew letter has been assigned a numerical value. ‘Chet’ has been given the number 8 and ‘Yud’ has got a value of 10. Together, they make 18, which has become the number of Chai.
Crescent Moon: The Crescent Moon represents progress is the appointed sign of times, seasons, fast and feast, and governs the Islamic calendar.
Dharma Wheel: The Dharma Wheel also known as the Dharma chakra is often used to represent Buddha himself. It has become the universal symbol for Buddhism. The Dharma Wheel has eight spokes, which represent Buddha’s Eightfold Path.
Hamsa: The Hamsa known as the Hand of Fatima is an Islamic symbol that commemorates Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad and the wife of Hazrat Ali. Since ages, it has been a popular amulet used to ward off the evil eye and bring good luck, protection, good health, and abundance.
Islamic Blessing: The Islamic Blessing is a Benediction taken from the Quran.
Lotus: The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth.
Map of Israel: The Map of Israel represents the land where Jewish religious law prevailed. It holds that the area is a God-given inheritance of the Jewish people based on the Torah, particularly the books of Genesis and Exodus, as well as on the later Prophets.
Mashallah: Mashallah is an Arabic phrase that means “what God has willed” and is used to express appreciation, joy, praise, or thankfulness for an event or person that was just mentioned.
Mezuzah: A Mezuzah is a symbol of God, the Torah, and protection. It is a piece of parchment called a klaf contained in a decorative case and inscribed with specific Hebrew verses from the Torah. These verses consist of the Jewish prayer Shema Yisrael, beginning with the phrase: “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One”.
Mizpah Breakaway Heart: Mizpah is the Hebrew word for Watchtower and has come to connote an emotional bond between two people. Mizpah jewelry generally was exchanged between two people who were lovers or close friends and might be separated from each other for some amount of time. The Mizpah breakaway heart is engraved with the phrase, “The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another”, which immediately follows the mention of Mizpah in the book of Genesis.
Muhammad: Throughout the Quran, Muhammad is referred to as “Messenger”, “Messenger of God”, and “Prophet”.
Om: The Om is the most universal Hindu Symbol and its sound is used in meditation. In Hinduism, the word “Om” is the first syllable in any prayer. Om is used to symbolize the universe and the ultimate reality. Some people say that it represents the three aspects of God: The Brahma, the Vishnu and the Shiva.
Quran Verse: The Quran verse is also known as an Ayah, is one of the statements of varying length that make up the Surahs (chapters) of the Quran and are marked by a number.
Rosette: The Rosette represents the six articles of faith in Islam: The oneness of God, the Angels of God, the Divine Revelations (Books), the Prophets of God, resurrection after death and the day of judgment, and preordainment (Qadar).
Seal of Muhammad: The seal of Muhammad was the seal that was used to sign of letters sent to foreign dignitaries, and was reportedly on a ring of the prophet’s. It says, “Muhammad prophet of God” in Arabic.
Star Crescent: The crescent represents progress and the five-pointed star, light and knowledge. The moon is the appointed sign of the times, seasons, fast and feast, and governs the Islamic calendar. The five points of the star represent the five pillars of Islam, the essential elements of the Muslim faith.
Star of David: The Star of David symbol originated in ancient Jewish tradition. History books record that the earliest uses of this symbol were seen in the form of a hexagram or the joining together of two equilateral triangles. This symbol has a deep mystical meaning. Some believe that the six points of the star represent God’s rule over the universe in all directions: north, south, east, west, up and down. Others believe that the two triangles, which point in opposite directions, are symbols of the duality of human nature or the relationship between God and man.
Torah: The Torah is the first part of the Jewish bible. It is the central and most important document of Judaism. Torah refers to the five books of Moses, the recipient of the original revelation from God on Mount Sinai.
Torii Gate: The gate to a Shinto shrine, the Torii designates holy ground. The gate marks the boundary between the physical and spiritual world.
Turkish Coin: The Turkish coin is worn as an amulet to bring luck and good fortune.
Waw: According to Sufism, each letter of the Arabic alphabet is assigned a relationship between the divine realm and the human world. The letter ‘waw’, is the twenty-seventh letter of the Arab alphabet. It represents number six and belongs to the element of air.
Zulfiqar Sword: Zulfiqar is the legendary sword with which Hazrat Ali was blessed by Hazrat Muhammad PBUH (peace be upon him) during a war.