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Campostella St. James Shell Pin, c. 1950
Campostella St. James Shell Pin, c. 1950
Campostella St. James Shell Pin, c. 1950

Campostella St. James Shell Pin, c. 1950

$100.00

Santiago de Compostela, a town in the northwestern part of Spain, is reputedly the burial site of the Apostle James (or Santiago). St. James went to this remote corner of the world and then he returned to Palestine, where in 42 CE he was taken prisoner and beheaded. King Herod refused to allow him to be buried, so some of his companions stole the body and put it on a ship. Various accounts suggest the ship was without a crew, or that it was manned by Archangel Michael, depicted on this brooch.  In 1878, Pope Leo XIII sanctified that Apostle James’s remains were in fact at Santiago. Since that time the number of pilgrims has steadily grown, and today the city is once again a major site for Roman Catholics to visit, one of the largest pilgrimage locations next to Lourdes, France and Jerusalem.

Trésors bleu 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.  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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Complimentary Gift Boxing is included on all Trésor Bleu Orders.  A reusable box, tied off with a white grosgrain ribbon.  An information sheet of known origin, date and authenticity is included with every order.  Trésors Bleu are meant to be gifted, even to yourself.  A complimentary gift box is included with every order.  Shipping within the U.S. is free with all orders.   Trésor Bleu ships worldwide.