With your angel always by your side, whispering words that give you the strength to carry on, you can stay on the path to recovery. With your angel’s prompting, this pocket medallion will remind you to call your sponsor in those dark moments when you desire to drink. By surrendering to that higher power, helping fellow alcoholics do the same, and attending meetings regularly, you will maintain your abstinence and flee from binging.
Nicknamed the Drunk’s “Angel of Hope,” Sister Mary Ignatia was the guardian angel for many AA’s. As a Catholic sister in charge of admissions at Saint Thomas Hospital in Akron, Ohio, Sister Ignatia’s care for alcoholics began in 1934 and continued until she retired in 1965. She never missed an opportunity to save an alcoholic from himself or herself. Her secret weapon in the fight against alcoholism was the sacred heart medallion that she gave to every alcoholic who passed through her ward. She made her patients promise to give it back if they wanted to take a drink. Many said they were going to give it back but Sister Ignatia always persuaded them to stay on track.
Minted in solid bronze, with a special finish that simulates the look and feel of gold, Nickel Bi-Plating, and then imbued with bold black enamel on both sides, the AA Guardian Angel coin is the perfect way to remember your sobriety in a physical, easy-to-carry way. The obverse features a beautiful characterization of a guardian angel with the AA symbol in front. The reverse features a portion of the classic prayer made to one’s Guardian Angel: “AT MY SIDE TO LIGHT AND GUARD TO RULE AND GUIDE”
Whether you are 24 hours sober or using this coin as a daily reminder of your commitment, know that you can do it with the help of a higher power and the courage to change.