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All Religious Medals are Customizable. We can change the spelling, your language, names etc, ex: change "Pray for Us" to "Pray For Me". Just let us know in "special instructions"St Medard (French Mdard or Mard; c. 457 - c. 545) was the Bishop of Vermandois who removed the seat of the diocese to Noyon. St Medardus was born at Salency, Oise), in Picardy. His father, Nectaridus, was of Frankish origin, while his mother Protagia was Gallo-Roman. The Roman Martyrology includes the fanciful tale that Saint Gildardus, Bishop of Rouen, was his brother, "born on the same day, consecrated bishops on the same day, and on the same day withdrawn from this life." A pious fiction links his childhood to his future bishoprics: "He often accompanied his father on business to Vermand and Tournai, where he frequented the schools, carefully avoiding all worldly dissipation". As a child, St Medardus was said to have once been sheltered from rain by an eagle which hovered over him. This is how he was most commonly depicted, and is why he is associated with weather, good or bad, and why he is held to protect those who work in the open air.