The Four Way Medal
Most simply put, the 4 way medal is a medal created out of a combination of four popular Catholic medals. Traditionally, the four way medal is cross-shaped (cruciform) and includes the Sacred Heart Medal, St. Joseph Medal, St. Christopher Medal, and the Miraculous Medal or another Marian medal image.
The backside of the medal is often engraved with “I am a Catholic – Please call a priest,” in case the wearer of the medal is found unconscious and in critical condition, for example if he or she were in a car accident. Some four way medals may also have “Pray for us” inscribed on the back or may simply be blank.