Saturday, April 12, 2014

Vintage Religious 3 Way Slide Sacred Heart Virgin Mary St Christopher Pendant Slide

Beautiful vintage religious slide pendant of Sacred Heart on the front, with the Virgin Mary and St Christopher. The top of the cross is tarnished, the inside a bit less, the St Christopher portion of the cross is very clean. It almost looks like it was made out of two diferent types of metal. The cross slide measure approximately 1 & 7/16ths of an inch tall with the bail. Picture #2 is actually the front of the cross.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Vintage Souvenir Shrine of Our Lady of Emigrants Bologna Italy Holy Family Jesus Mary Joseph Religious Medal

Vintage religious medal of the Holy Family - the medal measures approximately 1 & 1/8ths of an inch tall including the bail. This medal is a souvenir of the Shrine of Our Lady of Emigrants in Bologna Italy.

Please see below for information taken from an Italian tourism website regarding the shrine.

Shrine of Our Lady of Emigrants

Contact City Hall Gaggio Montano 0534 38003
Serra di Ronchidoso 40041 Gaggio Montano BO
How to get there: The Shrine of Our Lady of Emigrants located over a thousand meters high above sea level and is easily accessible by a road from Gaggio, or with a network of trails that pass below the summit of Mount Belvedere. There is
Weekday hours: CLOSED
Celebration Hours: CLOSED
Weekly closing: Night
Opening times: SUMMER

The Shrine of Our Lady of Emigrants located on the ridge in the locality Ronchidoso, very nice place, a few kilometers from Gaggio Montano, since "this shrine to be all," as they remember to this day the locals.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Emigrants was built by Bishop Charles Emmanuel Meotti who chose the mountain above the village, on the Serra Ronchidos.

The Sanctuary was to be dedicated to the Holy Family in Egypt and had to have emigrant spaces below for the refuge and refreshment of travelers. On the side of the church is still visible on the porch from which you access the premises for a time the hospitality of travelers and pilgrims.
Inside it houses a painting of the early twentieth century depicting the "Flight into Egypt" example of all those who have had to leave their homeland to seek work in foreign countries.
Thanks to the remarkable deals migrants, mostly shipped from America, Don Meotti was able to build the sanctuary.

The church of Our Lady of Emigrants was inaugurated in August 1906 and the. Cardinal Domenico SVAMPA.

This sanctuary is infamous because it's been the scene of dramatic events during the Second World War. In the church of the Shrine of Ronchidos was born June 24, 1944 the partisan brigade "Freedom and Justice" who worked in these areas, the brigade was composed of children gaggesi and the countryside. On 29 September 1944, following a clash between the party "Justice and Freedom" and the German forces in retreat, the Nazis worked retaliation. The victims were 69 and their names are listed in the shrine that was dedicated to their CASON HAUTE, at the Shrine of Ronchidos, which contains the remains. Today the sanctuary is surrounded by greenery and tranquility of the woods, offering an opportunity for refreshment and meditation pilgrim and a show of rare charm and beauty to the tourist. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Vintage Blessed Franciszka Siedliska Mother Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd Religious Medal or Charm

Vintage religious medal of Blessed Franciszka Siedliska Mother Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd. This medal measures approximately 13/16ths inches tall including the bail and it is possible that this is not vintage. It would be close to vintage as the medal was probably created to commemorate her being beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 23rd.

Thus I envisioned our life in Nazareth as a life of love externally given to work, service, performance of whatever Our Lord may require...
—Bl. Franciszka Siedliska

I have only seen one other medal like it online- so I am not very familiar with Blessed Franciszka Siedliska.

For more information on her work:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Antique St Patrick & Virgin Mary Medal or Charm

Antique religious medal - measures approximately 3/4ths of an inch tall with the bail. The front shows the Virgin Mary & the back is St. Patrick. This is an older, very thin medal.

St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, Nigeria, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Boston, Missouri (USA), engineers, paralegals, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne; and is invoked against snakes, sins, and witchcraft.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Vintage HMH STERLING Our Lady of Perpetual Help Virgin Mary Medal

Vintage marked HMH sterling religious medal featuring Our Lady of Perpetual Help - measures approximately 1 & 1/16ths of an inch tall with the bail. Please note: the medal has been cleaned by me- it was too dirty to take pictures of. There is a slight toning or residue on the back, so this medal probably could use a little more cleaning. Otherwise this is a gorgeous Marian medal.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Vintage Signed LASARRE Religious Sacred Heart & Our Lady of Mt Carmel Scapular Medal

Beautiful signed LASARRE vintage religious scapular medal of Sacred Heart with Our Lady of Mt Carmel on the back. The medal is approximately 15/16ths of an inch tall including the bail.