St. James Scallop Pendant Necklace
Item No. 718MSC3
Trésor Bleu Exclusive
Origin: Santiago de Compostela, Spain, c. 1950
Beautifully preserved, rare medal of St. James, "Santiago," as a memento of the St. James Way, Spain. The Camino de Santiago"Pilgrimage of Compostela"; known in English as the Way of Saint James is a network of pilgrimage routes all ending at the shrine of the the Apostle of Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. Having been a fisherman in Galilea, and having taken the road that helped him discover his spirit, the Scallop Shell is the emblem of St. James and its symbolism relates to two layers of the human condition; the physical and the spiritual. It has been a pilgrimage route since 900 AD. This particular medal is in pristine condition. Trésors blue are pieces of art and devotion. Also known as "Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these 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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