Vintage French Our Lady of Mount Carmel Medallion
This lovely vintage French Our Lady of Mount Carmel medallion features an endearing image of The Blessed Mother Virgin Mary with The Holy Child Jesus Christ. On the reverse is a depiction of The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, or Virgin of Carmel, is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th and early to mid-13th century. They built in the midst of their hermitages a chapel which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the "Lady of the place."
Our Lady of Mount Carmel´s patronage includes: Carmelites, Chile, Bolivia, Catemaco, Aylesford, Roraima, Birkirkara, Jaboticabal, Valletta, Pernambuco, Villalba, Hatillo, Higuerote, Carlopoli, protection from harm, protection from dangerous situations, deliverance from Purgatory
.60"W x .90"L (including the loop and bail)
Composed of acid tested sterling silver and what appears to be crystal (a bit heavier than glass with more shine)
Floats from a new 19 inch sterling silver chain