The Meaning of the Front Side of the Miraculous Medal
Mary, as the Queen of Heaven and Earth is standing upon a globe, crushing the head of a serpent beneath her foot. Her feet crush the serpent to proclaim Satan and all his followers are helpless before her (Gn 3:15).
The Meaning of the Back Side of the Miraculous Medal
The twelve stars can refer to the Apostles, Also the vision of Saint John, writer of the Book of Revelation (12:1), “a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars.” The cross can symbolize Christ and our redemption, with the bar under the cross a sign of the earth. The “M” stands for Mary. Mary, as mother of Church has a part in our salvation. The two hearts represent the love of Jesus and Mary for us. (See also Lk 2:35).