Official Benedict Daswa Medal Unveiled
The first South African-produced “saint medal” was officially launched at Sacred Heart cathedral in Pretoria.
The medal features an image of Bl Benedict Daswa, beatified in 2015, and on the reverse the motto “Pray and Work” below the petition “Pray for us”. The symbol for his martyrdom is a knobkerrie and stones, the weapons which caused his death.
The medal was designed, produced and manufactured by Immaculate Heart Catholic Supply & Media of Johannesburg, original creators of the logo for Bl Daswa’s cause.
The standard price for the medal is R25, of which R5 will go to the cause of Bl Daswa. The R5 is symbolic of the amount of money he refused to contribute to a witchhunt. That refusal led to his killing by a mob.
The medal will be packaged with a prayer card and all associated logos, and will not be sold separately or attached to another item unless approved by the Tzaneen diocese and Immaculate Heart CSM.
The medal can be bought from Immaculate Heart CSM at firstname.lastname@example.org Repositories are also welcome to order in bulk for their parishes.
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