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Lourdes Filigree Medaille - Mid-Century French

Trésor Bleu

ITEM NO. B100.102

Item No. 1010-C11

Origin:  French, Mid-century

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Bleu enamel (glass on metal) French pilgrimage medal from Lourdes, mid-century.  .75 inches in diameter, slightly smaller than a dime.  Front features a profile image of Mary.  Verso side features the Apparition at Lourdes, with Saint Bernadette as the witness to Mary, who appeared 11 times in 1858 to a 14 year old Bernadette.  Countless miracles of faith, forgiveness and healing have been attributed to the waters at Lourdes.  Hangs from a gold filled chain, 18" in length.

Trésors blue are tiny pieces of French art, history, 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" 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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