Usain Bolt, World’s Fastest Man & His Gold Miraculous Medal

Usain Bolt, World’s Fastest Man & His Gold Miraculous Medal

One gold medal Usain Bolt consistently wears is his gold “Miraculous Medal”

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

With 3 gold medals from the London Olympics in 2008 and another 3 gold medals from the Beijing Olympics in 2012, world’s fastest man Usain Bolt a devout Catholic is know to always wear a miraculous medal.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt who recently won gold in the men’s 100m race in Rio is known for making the sign of the Cross before every race, he wear a his gold miraculous medal even during race.

“The Miraculous Medal” is a Catholic devotional medal, given to Saint Catherine Laboure in a vision in 1830. The medal, said to be designed by Our Lady herself, bears the words, “O Mary! conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!” over an image ov Mary standing upon  a half globe, hands raised up to her waist, fingers giving off rays of light.

On the reverse side of the medal are twelve stars encircling a large “M” from which arises a cross. Below are two hearts with flames arising from them. Thorns encircle one heart and a sword pierces the other.

In the vision, Our Lady promised that “those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.”

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