Sacré Lourdes Necklace
Item No. 731SSS4
Origin: France, c. 1962
Well-preserved classic octagon shape 825 silver (French standard) medal. Bright, rich bleu/blue relief medal. On the front is a two-tone relief image of the blessed Virgin Mary in shades of teal and cobalt blue. Silver etched surround. The reverse is a well preserved image of the Apparition at 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 while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend. Pendant is .4 inches in diameter. Chain is a light-catching simplistic silver chain, 18 inches long.
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.