"Let us run to Mary, and,
as her little children,
cast ourselves into Her arms with a complete confidence."
- Saint Francis de Sales
Lovely Antique Antique French Benitier Silver Madonna & Child inside an Antique Oval Gilt Pendant with Top Cross - amazing sculptural image of the Madonna and Child with dimensional folds and compassionate loving faces - backed in premium black suede leather - drapes beautifully on the chest!
Antique French Marian Medal with "O Marie Concue Sans Peche Pries pour Nous qui Avons Recours a Vous" (O Mary Pray for us who have recourse to Thee)..on the reverse is an initial M and Cross with 2 Flaming Sacred Hearts and a star surround
Small Antique Notre Dame de Lourdes Medal with an image of the Grotto Apparition on the reverse
Rare Antique French Notre Dame de Orcival Medal - on the reverse is an image of this ancient French Basilica
Rare Antique French Marian Medal - on the reverse is an image of children kneeling in prayer before a statue of Mary and "Je Convertirai les Pêcheurs" (I will convert the fisherman) - in biblical terms "fishing" often meant the saving grace
Antique French "Sancta Rita O.P.N." (Saint Rita, Pray/Watch for Us)
Antique French Our Lady of Lourdes Apparition Medal
Unique Antique French Saint Benedict Medal with a dimensional image of Saint Benedict and "Sanctus Pater Benedictus Ora Labora" (Holy Father Benedict Work to Pray) - this medal is known for it's use as an exorcism or protection from evil medal. On the back is a cross, containing the letters C S S M L - N D S M D, initials of the words Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Numquam draco sit mihi dux! ("May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my overlord!"). The large C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti ("The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict"). Surrounding the back of the medal are the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B, in reference to Vade retro satana: Vade retro Satana! Numquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas! ("Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!") and finally, located at the top is the word PAX which means "peace".
Antique French Mourning Rosary Beads
Antique Fine Gold Fill Chain Tassel
Vintage Chain Fragments including Sterling Rolo
2 Tiny Antique Faceted Crystal Drops- open & pointed back
Necklace measures 26 inches long and total central drop length is 3 7/8 inches long (from bottom of pendant)
Oval Benitier Pendant measures 2 inches by 2 5/16 (excluding top Cross - and 3 inches with Cross)