This is a beautiful antique religious pendant. It is a Miraculous Medal showing the blessed Virgin Mary on the front. The reverse shows Our Lord’s Sacred Heart and Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart and is marked “ Association des Enfants de Marie, Pers- Thiers”, indicating the Tiers chapter of the Congregation of the Children of Mary.
History of the Miraculous Medal
In 1830, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to novice sister Catherine Labouré on several occasions. The Madonna showed St. Catherine a vision and requested that the image shown be struck onto medallions. Our Lady indicated that all who wear these medals will receive great graces.
The front of the medal depicts Mary standing on a globe with the head of a serpent beneath her feet. Circling the oval-shaped medal is the signature: "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee." On the reverse, 12 stars surround a large "M" from which a cross arises. The 12 stars refer to the Apostles, who represent the entire Church as it surrounds Mary. Below the “M”, the medal depicts two flaming hearts. The left heart, circled with thorns, represents Jesus. The right heart, pierced by a sword, symbolizes Mary.
The initials “M.G.” are inscribed on the reverse. Please See Pictures.
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 gorgeous vintage rosary. The beads are delicate ovals made of luminous mother of pearl. The centerpiece is hexagonal with an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in profile. The crucifix is very elegant and includes roses carved into the cross behind the corpus. “France” is printed on the reverse of the crucifix.
This rare vintage prayer book is in excellent condition. The full title is “Nouveau Missel Roman Pratique” and it contains many daily prayers, litanies, prayers for confession and communion, as well as the Mass in Latin with the propers for feast days and all Sundays. Every page of the missal is illustrated with polychrome art framing the text.
The book is bound in soft, rich brown leather with gilded pages and decorative detailing. It has 448 illustrated pages and includes the original ribbon. The binding is still tight.
Condition: There is a small puncture on the cover, and the leather is worn along the book's edges. Please See Pictures.
This is a magnificent vintage bible for your home. It is beautifully illustrated with a mixture of colorful art, black and white drawings and decorative embellishments. This edition uses the Douay-Challoner text for the Old testament and the Confraternity text for the New testament. testament. The “Life of Our Family” section for family records is elegant with quotes on each page and was never used. It is a fantastic keepsake.
Condition: The top cover is pulling a way a bit from the spine but the binding is still strong Please See Pictures.