This is an odd question but I promised I would post it for a friend who is unable to use the internet regularly.
In De Montfort’s true devotion to Mary he recommends as one of the external practices of those who have made the Consecration to Mary a medal and a chain to symbolize their enslavement to her.
This person for whom I am writing has always done this. He wear a four way cross against his skin and has always worn a Marian medal over his shirt. The four way cross is the traditional one with the Miraculous medal on the bottom.
Recently he lost the Marian medal and began to wonder if he should replace it or does the four way cross with its miniature symbols suffice as an external devotion. I told him not to worry too much about it since its not the medal itself that is important but faith but he still wants to make sure he’s doing every correctly externally so that it may aid his interior formation.
So, any comments? Does someone who has made the Consecration to Jesus through Mary need to wear a second Marian Medal or is this simply a case of spiritual fear?