This is a beautiful vintage religious medal. One side shows an image of Christ pointing to His Sacred Heart. The other side shows a beautiful image of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. Surrounding her is the French prayer “Saint Margaret Mary Pray for Us”.
Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque was a French nun known for her visions. In 1673 she had a vision of Christ in which He told her to spread the devotion to his Sacred Heart. Her feast day is October 17.
This is a unique religious devotional brooch. The center is a petite image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile enameled in beautiful bright blue. This medal is framed in pearly lucite on a gold finished background. Gorgeous!
This is a wonderful antique crucifix believed to have come from a French monastery. It is solid wood with a metal corpus and end caps. It is simple and unembellished as would be expected of traditional monks or nuns.
This is a wonderful vintage religious pin. It depicts Saint Anthony the Great, also known as Saint Anthony of the Desert. He is shown with a large halo above his monk’s hood and carrying a staff.
Saint Anthony (circa 251- 356) is the most well known of the Desert Fathers and is considered the founder of monasticism. Saint Athanasius, his friend and biographer, wrote "Anthony was not known for his writings nor for his worldly wisdom, nor for any art, but simply for his reverence toward God." His feast day is January 17.
This is a wonderful vintage rosary bracelet. It has a simple crucifix with a beautiful miraculous medal. The beads are a luminescent faux pearl with gold-finished filigree caps. The tag reads “The Rosary Bracelet; Hand Polished, Hand Finished”.
Condition: There is some patina growth, and some of the pearl is flaking. Please see pictures.
Dimensions: 8” circumference; Crucifix - 1”; Medal - 0.5”
This is a gorgeous vintage religious pendant and brooch. It is an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile. Our Lady is covered in a stunning veil the flows softly around her face and across her shoulders. The artist’s skill can be seen in the delicate lines in the folds of her robe and veil and in her sorrowful expression. So much emotion in this remarkable piece. Magnificent!
The reverse is marked 800 silver. There is a bar pin for the brooch but it also has a jump ring to wear it as a pendant.
This is a wonderful antique religious pin. It is a tiny lapel pin indicating the honor of being chosen to serve at the side of the priest during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Imagine the young boy who wore this proudly!
Condition: There is some enamel loss. Please see pictures.
This is an amazing vintage keepsake medal. One side has an image of Pope Pius XII in profile while the other shows a cathedral door with the Latin “Annus Sanctus, Roma” or “Holy Year, Rome”.
Pope Pius XII has become well known for his heroic, often secret, actions taken to save lives during WWII. The canonization process was begun shortly after his death and he was declared “Venerable” in 2009 and only awaits the final declaration of sainthood.
This is a rare vintage religious medal. It is a commemorative medal celebrating the 1400th anniversary of Saint Gregory as well as the official crowning of the famous statue in Marsat in 1939. The image of Saint Gregory is surrounded with the words “Saint Gregory of Tours 539-1939”. The reverse shows the statue of the Black Madonna of Marsat with Christ in her lap and a crown hovering above her head. Surrounding them is the French “Our Lady of Marsat Pray for Us May 1939”.