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Notre-Dame de Boulogne Necklace
Notre-Dame de Boulogne Necklace

Notre-Dame de Boulogne Necklace

Item No. 911MGS5

Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, 1914 (Coastal town in Northern France)

Authentic Antique French

Silver medal with 14k gold accents.   This is a 1914 (engraved) medal from the famous Northern France pilgrimage town of Boulogne.  In 633 AD, a row boat appeared in the Sea along Boulogne-de-Mer, with a shining statue of the Virgin Mary holding Jesus, accompanied by two angels.  Once the statue was brought into the church, miracles occurred.  This particular medal was blessed and made in 1914, and has the classic inscription:  "Patrona Nostra Singulari" in honor of the lady of the sea. The medal is 1 inch in diameter and hangs from an adjustable silver chain.

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.  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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