This medal was designed specifically from the directions from Our Mother of Salvation given to Maria Divine Mercy. The lettering on the medal is in Latin because It is a universal language.
Below is what the Blessed Mother said about the Medal:
"My child, I wish it to be made known that, from now on, I am to be addressed by the last title, given to me by my Son, on Earth. In this, the Final Mission, I am to be referred to, at all times, as the Mother of Salvation.
"My Image is to be created and a Medal struck where, on one side, I am to be placed with the sun behind my head and where twelve stars woven into a crown of thorns sits on my head. On the reverse side of the Medal, I wish to depict the Sacred Heart of my Son with the Two Swords of Salvation, which are to be crossed on each side.
"The Swords of Salvation will have a dual purpose. The First Sword will slay the beast and I have been given the authority to do this on the Final Day. The other Sword will pierce the hearts of the most hardened sinners and will be the Sword by which their souls will be saved.
"This Medal is to be made available in bulk and then, when received by those seeking them out, must be blessed by a priest and then given freely to others. The Medal of Salvation offers the Gift of Conversion, and Salvation.
"All those who receive the Medal of Salvation must recite this Crusade Prayer (115) For the Gift of Conversion:
O Mother of Salvation, cover my soul with your tears of Salvation. Rid me of doubts. Lift my heart, so that I will feel the Presence of your Son. Bring me peace and solace. Pray that I will be truly converted. Help me to accept the Truth and open my heart to receive the Mercy of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen."