Saint Francis of Assisi Necklace
Item № 726SGC3
Origin: Italy, c. 1955
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Vintage gold vermeil pendant medal with relief image of St. Francis, of whom Pope Francis took the name. Unique purple color. Along with St. Catherine of Siena, he has been designated a Patron Saint of Italy. He is associated with patronage of animals and nature, and it became customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his Feast Day each year on October 4th. Medal is blank on reverse. Paired with a 14/20 gold filled chain, double rope chain, 18 inches long, lobster clasp.
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.
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