Locket d'Lourdes Necklace
Item № 622SSS2
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Origin: France, c. 1958 - 100th Anniversary of Apparitions
Well-preserved classic hexagon shape silver (classic shape) very small, petite medal. The front is an image of Our Lady in teal blue with a surround halo, the reverse is a well-preserved image of the apparition at the Grotto of Lourdes. The first of these is the apparition of 11 February 1858, when Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl, admitted to her mother that a "lady" spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle (a mile from the town) while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend. 1958 was the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions at Lourdes, and this medal was received, blessed, and gifted that year, 60 years ago. Beneath hangs a small locket, stamped and etched, c. 1940. The locket is .2 inches in height and in width, hangs from a light-catching silver bar chain, 16 inches long. Inside of locket could hold a lock of hair, or photo. See pictures attached for size references.
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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