Etched Silver Lourdes Necklace
Item № 613MSS1
France, c. 1958 - 100th Anniversary of the Apparition
Well-preserved unique hexagon shape, portraying the blessed Virgin Mary in teal blue, encompassed by a deep shade of cobalt blue all within a simplistically decorated silver surround. The reverse is the Apparition at Lourdes where the Blessed Virgin Mary was venerated in honor of the Marian apparitions in 1858 near Lourdes, France. 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 while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend. The medal was received, blessed and gifted in 1958 which was the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions at Lourdes. The pendant hangs on a 17 inch adjustable silver chain with a .7 inch beaded drop.
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.