Periwinkle Bleu Lourdes Necklace
Periwinkle Bleu Lourdes Necklace

Periwinkle Bleu Lourdes Necklace

Item no. 1023-11SC

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

Well-preserved unique but petite round medal in unusual copper/periwinkle combination.  Only .34 inches in diameter copper 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 while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend. One side is the Apparition, and the other side a relief profile image of Mary in periwinkle.  1958 was the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions at Lourdes, and this medal was received, blessed, and gifted that year, 60 years ago. Chain 14/20 18 inch rose gold filled with a bead drop.  Note "years of wear" tarnishing on reverse.

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