This solid bronze Jesuit Medallion Plaque with Ignatian Blessing is 3 inches in diameter and hangs beautifully on the wall. Familiar to Jesuits and students at Jesuit institutions, the letters IHS on this sunburst Ignatian pendant are the first three letters of Jesus in Greek: ΙΗΣ (Jesus in Greek: ΙΗΣΟΥΣ or Ιησους).
This solid bronze, heirloom-quality Ignatian symbol of mission represents the core spiritual, theological and educational values of the Jesuit tradition. Our heirloom-quality Ignatian medallion is an ideal gift for students graduating from any Jesuit high school or Jesuit university and is equally attractive placed on a desk or hanging on a wall. Creator Mundi also offers special pricing for non-profit institutions (including schools), so call us if you wish to place a quantity order.
The blessing printed on the back: May it please the Divine Majesty that everything turn out for his greater praise and glory; may he always, with his customary infinite mercies, be our continual protection and help. (From a Letter from Ignatius to Miguel de Torres, Rome, October 9, 1546.)
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia: “St. Ignatius of Loyola adopted the monogram in his seal as general of the Society of Jesus (1541) and thus became the emblem of his institute.”
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J. , former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina is now the first Jesuit Pope, Pope Francis.