All Religious Medals are Customizable. We can change the spelling, your language, names
ex: change "Pray for Us" to "Pray For Me". Just let us know in "special instructions"
if you would like it for a charm bracelet, request a split ring instead of a bail in the
Saint Rosalia (11301166), also called La Santuzza or "The Little Saint", is the patron saint of Palermo,
Hatillo,Venezuela, and Zuata, Anzoategui,Venezuela.
According to legend, Rosalia was born of a Norman noble family that claimed descent from Charlemagne. Devoutly
religious, she retired to live as a hermit in a cave on Mount Pellegrino, where she died alone in 1166.
says that she was led to the cave by two angels. On the cave wall she wrote "I, Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald,
of Roses, and Quisquina, have taken the resolution to live in this cave for the love of my Lord, Jesus Christ."
In 1624, a horrible plague haunted Palermo, and during this hardship St Rosalia appeared first to a sick woman,
to a hunter to whom she indicated where her remains were to be found. She ordered him to bring her bones to
and have them carried in procession through the city.
The hunter climbed the mountain and found her bones in the cave as described. He did what she had asked in the
apparition, and after the procession the plague ceased. After this St Rosalia would be venerated as the patron
of Palermo, and a sanctuary was built in the cave where her remains were discovered.
The celebration, called the festino, is still held each year on July 15. It is still a major social and
event in Palermo. Also on September 4 there is an event related to the festino and St. Rosalia; a tradition of
walking bare foot from Palermo up to Mount Pellegrino. In Italian American communities in the United States,
feast is generally dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel while the September feast, beginning in August, brings
numbers of visitors annually to the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn in New York City.
Item can be engraved with message, names, dates or monogram.
Engraving doesn't delay your shipment.
Available in Solid 10K &14K Yellow or White Gold, or Sterling Silver
Is a Chain Included? You can choose which chain to add to your order when checking out
Pendant Bail - fits up to 4mm chain. We can make bail larger, just let us know in the special instructions upon ordering
All Sterling Silver is protected with a tarnish resistance to help it last for years without tarnishing.