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Aime Lourdes Necklace
Aime Lourdes Necklace
$100.00

Aime Lourdes Necklace

Item no. 604SSS1

Trésor Bleu

France, c. 1958 - 100th Anniversary of the Apparition

Pendant is .5 inches long, and .4 inches wide, hangs from silver chain that is 18 inches long.

Well-preserved classic octagon shape silver (French standard) medal. The reverse is the apparition at the Grotto of Lourdes. Pendant is .5 inches long, and .4 inches wide, hangs from silver chain that is 18 inches long. Sterling silver relief medal from 1958, the 100th Anniversary of the Apparition to St. Bernadette at Lourdes.  Our Lady of Lourdes is the Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary 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 (a mile from the town) while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend. One side is engraved the 100th Anniversary of Lourdes 1858-1958 in French, the other side a relief image Notre Dame de Lourdes, Our Lady, a profile image of Mary in two tones of cobalt blue. 1958 was the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions at Lourdes, and this medal was received, blessed, and gifted that year, 60 years ago.

Trésors blue are beautiful 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.