Vintage - Miraculous Medal Sacramental - Oval Pendant - Sterling Silver 5.56 gm - Mid Century - Blessed Mother Mary - St. Catherine Labouré
This vintage, Miraculous Medal Sacramental is in stunning condition for its age and features a warm patina that both perfectly accents the details of the piece, as well as offering a wonderful contrast to the reflective glow of it's solid sterling silver construction! In addition to its remarkable patina - This piece has retained an remarkable level of detail for a piece of its age!
This classic and revered Miraculous Medal Sacramental is presented in an oval form with a simple border. Contained within the frame is the image of Mary's apparition to Saint Catherine Labouré of France in 1830. The Blessed Mother is presented with her arms outstretched and is crowned with a halo and has divine light emanating from her hands. The image of Mary is wreathed in the words: " O Mary Conceived Without Sin Pray For Us Who Have Recourse To Thee".
The reverse side of the pendant features an image of the Cross above a capital m - which symbolizes the Blessed mother attending Jesus at the foot of the cross. Below this are depictions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Immaculate Heart of Mary. This is then encircled with a wreath of 12 stars. The piece is also marked "Sterling" with the Creed hallmark.
According to the teaching of the Catholic Church, the use of Sacramentals such as this medal prepares people to receive grace and disposes them to cooperate with it. Additionally, This Sacramental is attributed the patronage of: Special Graces, Architects, Miners & Prisoners.
It can be hard to attach these Sacramentals to a specific date as pieces like this have been made since the early 1830's and are currently still being produced today. However, Judging by the overall design, wear & patina I would date this piece to being from the mid 20th century and was most likely produced sometime around 1950.
- Miraculous Medal Sacramental pendant
- Manufacturer: unknown
- Era: 1950's
- Material: Sterling Silver
- Patronage: Special Graces, Architects, Miners & Prisoners
- Pendant: 1 & 3/8" long x 13/16" wide x 1/16th" thick
- Weight: 5.56 grams Sterling Silver
- Very good vintage condition
- Some signs of age and wear
- Some wear to Madonna
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