Bleu/Gold Guardian Angel | French Reproduction/Non-vintage
Item № R0800.109
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Gold vermeil surround Guardian Angel medal is a reproduction of an 18th Century French medal. The medal reads: "Ange Gardien Soyez Mon Guide," which translates to: "Guardian Angel Be My Guide." According to Saint Jerome, the concept of guardian angels is in the "mind of the Church". He stated: "how great the dignity of the soul, since each one has from his birth an angel commissioned to guard it".
The first Christian theologian to outline a specific scheme for guardian angels was Honorius of Autun in the 12th century. He said that every soul was assigned a guardian angel the moment it was put into a body. In the 15th century, the Feast of the Guardian Angels was added to the official calendar of Catholic holidays, October 2nd. In 2014, Pope Francis told those gathered for daily Mass to be like children who pay attention to their “traveling companion.” “No one journeys alone and no one should think that they are alone,” the Pope said.
Medal is .7 inches in diameter, the size of a dime. It hangs your choice of chains: paperclip (shown) or traditional rope chain. Use dropdown to choose your length. Paperclip chain adjustable to choker size if you clasp tighter on neck by virtue of its larger openings.
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" 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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