Mary et St. Thérèse Necklace
Item № 1011-G11
Origin: Lourdes, France, c. 1940
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Unique, beautifully crafted medal with a perfectly preserved profile image of Mary in two tones of "bleu" on the front, and a (rare) reverse of Saint Thérèse, the Little Flower, one of the most venerated French saints. The unique spiral border is stunning in gold vermeil, the thick gold plating used at the time. It has withstood the test of time. The necklace is set on a 14/20 gold filled cable chain, 17 inches long but adjustable to 17 inches. The original Apparition at Lourdes, occurred in 1858 with Saint Bernadette as the 14 year old witness. This medal is .8 inches in diameter.
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 bleu are pre-packaged for gifting and shipping is free within the U.S.