Our Lady of Einsiedeln Necklace
Item № A800.104
Origin: Einsiedeln, Switzerland, c. 1950
Trésor Bleu Exclusive - Rare
Tiny but very rare and interesting history in this medal. It measures a petite .4 inches in diameter, and is double sided. It hangs on an adjustable rope chain, which can be worn from choker size all the way up to 20 inches in length. On the front is an image of Our Lady of Einsiedeln, and on the reverse is an image of the Abbey at Einsiedeln. Einsiedeln Abbey is a Benedictine Monastery in the village of Einsiedeln in the canton of Schwytz, Switzerland. It is a major stopping point for Catholic Pilgrims to this day, and is located on the Saint James Way. The abbey is dedicated to Our Lady of the Hermits, and is one of the more rare "Black Madonnas." In art history, a Black Madonna is a painting or sculpture depicting the Virgin Mary with dark or black skin, created in Europe in the late Medieval period. The Abbey of Einsiedeln is a Benedictine monastery dedicated to Our Lady of the Hermits and located in the village of Einsiedeln twenty miles southeast of Zurich. According to 9th and 14th century sources, the hermit St Meinrad (d. 861) was especially devoted to the Virgin and was given a miracle working statue of the Virgin and Child by Abbess Hildegard of Zurich around which he built a chapel.
Trésors blue are tiny pieces of history, 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. 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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