Thursday, February 12, 2009

Our Lady of Lourdes Water Medal

Our Lady of Lourdes: France, 1858
Our Lady appeared to 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, 18 times from February through July, 1858. During the apparitions she told Bernadette to dig a hole which later in the day produced a stream of water, bringing about thousands of spiritual and physical cures even to this day. Mary pleaded for "penitence! Penitence! Penitence!" and urged us to "Pray to God for sinners". She called herself the "Immaculate Conception".

O ever Immaculate Virgin, mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comforter of the afflicted, you know my needs, my troubles, my sufferings, cast me a look of pity. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a priviledged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favours, and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal, I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence & implore your maternal intercession.

I found the beautiful center medal in auction which depicts Our Lady of Lourdes in the Grotto. This medal has been handpainted and was issued in Bankok, Thailand. It depicts Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception on front of medal and image of the Church of Thailand on reverse side
I also added a water medal from Lourdes and other Catholic Medals including, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Michael, St. Joseph, Guardian angel and others. I also added two beautiful jade flowers and gorgeous lampwork beads.

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