Notre-Dame de Fourvière Necklace
Item № B300.104
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon, France, c. 1929. Sacred Heart connector from Rosary, c. 1955
Well-preserved circular 825 silver (French standard) medal in three shades of rich bleu. Fourvière is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to whom is attributed the salvation of the city of Lyon from the bubonic plague that swept Europe in 1643. Each year in early December (December 8, day of the Immaculate Conception), Lyon thanks the Virgin for saving the city by lighting candles throughout the city, in what is called the Fête des Lumières or the Festival of Lights. The Virgin is also credited with saving the city a number of other times, such as from a Cholera epidemic in 1832, and from Prussian invasion in 1870.
Also known as "Médailles De Pèlerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country. The deep ultramarine blue is the sacred color of Mary, representing truth, hope, and faith since 200 AD. People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself. The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.
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