|Stolen from The Telegraph|
Around its periphery, the medal was mean to show the words of a sermon by the Venerable Bede, on St. Matthew's Gospel (9:9-13):
Vidit ergo Iesus publicanum, et quia miserando atque eligendo vidit, ait illi "Sequere me."It means, roughly,
Therefore, Jesus saw the tax collector, and because he saw by having mercy and by choosing, said to him, "Follow me."This is the source of Pope Francis's personal motto, "Miserando atque Eligendo." The official translation is "Lowly but chosen."
Sadly, the medal actually read "Vidit ergo Lesus." With an L.
Lesus, needless to say, is not the name of our Lord and Savior.