Our Lady of Banneaux Medal Necklace
France, c. 1950
Item №. C500.105
Unique teal enamel Our Lady of Banneaux Medal from the early 20th century. .65 inches in height. Reverse: "Je Suis La Vierge des Pauvres," or "I am the Virgin of the Poor." Silver chain is adjustable: 14 to 22 inches in length, with a lobster clasp. Strike on bale of pendant shows silver quality (825) and authenticity of the medal.
Our Lady of Banneux, or Our Lady of the Poor, is the sobriquet given to the apparition of the Virgin Mary to Mariette Beco, an adolescent girl living in Banneux, province of Liège (Belgium). Between January 15 and March 2, 1933, Beco told her family and parish priest of seeing a Lady in white who declared herself to be the "Virgin of the Poor", saying I come to relieve suffering and Believe in me and I will believe in you.
Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French art and devotion. Also known as "Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country. The deep "ultramarine," or Marian 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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