The medals are from Italy and are hand-painted by a gentleman in New Orleans.
The shop girls dished that Bridesmaid’s Kirsten Wiig had stopped by to buy a ‘Saint Philoemena,’ who is the patron saint of infants, babies, toddlers, and safe childbirth medal for pregnant co-star Maya Rudolph. And she was already wearing a medal so she is a pretty big fan! Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Bruce Springsteen are also fans.
I can spend hours reading through all the different saints available on their site. There really is a saint for everything: fear of flying, addiction and 12 steps, fire fighters, sisters, x-ray technicians… you name it! These would make a wonderful gift for anyone starting or commencing a new vocation, whether that be starting a new job or having a baby or conquering a fear. You’re even allowed to order custom medals or a bracelet full of all your favorites.
By the way, the name comes from the line: “The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.” I like it.