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 fantastic vintage rosary. It is an early use of glow in the dark beads, likely from the 1950’s. The crucifix is the same glowing material with a metal corpus and a metal back. The centerpiece shows the Blessed Virgin Mary with hands folded in prayer while the reverse is a small image of Christ with His Sacred Heart exposed.
These rosaries became very popular in the 1950’s and are wonderful keepsakes. Image this scene from a time when Sunday worship was the focus of the week:
“The bishop of Peru shared on EWTN how he loved watching the people on their nightly walk up the mountain to attend Mass the next morning. With their rosaries around their necks or in their hands, you could see the long line of glowing beads moving slowly upward along the mountain trail.“ (taken from the Rosary Workshop website)
This is a wonderful vintage rosary case. It is heart shaped with a Miraculous Medal of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the center. The case is made of stiffened mesh with a brass colored finish and a kiss clasp closure.
Condition: The finish has dulled a bit with age. Please See Pictures