Vintage French Enamel Lourdes Medal with Cross
This set includes a vintage French silver Lourdes medal and Holy Cross.
The enamel Mother Mary Our Lady of Lourdes medal is punch marked for silver purity. Measures .50" x .80" / weight - 2g
The ornate Holy Cross is composed of gold plated silver and is marked on the bail for purity. Measures .75" x 1.40" / weight 3 grams
Our Lady of Lourdes is a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in honour of the Marian apparitions that are claimed to have occurred in 1858 in the vicinity of Lourdes in France. The first of these is the apparition of 11 February 1858, when 14 year-old Bernadette Soubirous told her mother that a "lady" spoke to her in the cave of Massabielle while she was gathering firewood with her sister and a friend.
The patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes includes:
Lourdes, France, Quezon City, Tagaytay, Barangay Granada of Bacolod, Daegu, South Korea, Tennessee, Diocese of Lancaster, bodily ills, sick people, protection from diseases