This is a wonderful travel icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary as she appeared in Banneux, Belgium. The metal icon shows the Madonna standing with her hands folded in prayer. Beneath her are the words “Mad. dei Poveri”, which translates as “Madonna of the Poor”. The case is made of heavy stock paper designed to look like leather and includes a matching cardboard insert.
In 1933, the Madonna appeared eight times to 12-year-old Mariette Bero. Our Lady is reported to have stated:
“I am the Virgin of the Poor.”
“I am the Mother of the Savior, the Mother of God.”
The apparitions at Banneux were officially approved by the Catholic Church in 1949.
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 is a beautiful pair of vintage earrings. Both earrings are an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a flowing veil under a delicate halo. Each cameo is hand carved and therefore one of a kind. These are screw backed and marked as 1/20 12k gold filled.