Lourdes Reliquary, c. 1933
Item no. C500.100
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Origin: French, c. 1933
Beautiful French Lourdes pilgrimage reliquary. A one-of-a-kind work of art. Silver metal, with a gold-plated plaque featuring the Apparition at Lourdes, which occurred in 1858 where Mary appeared before St. Bernadette, a 14 year old witness. Thousands of miracles of faith and healing have occurred at the Grotto at Lourdes since that time. 3.9 inches in height, 3 inches wide.
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.
All Trésors are specially pre-packaged for gifting.