Antique ST. ANNE DE BEAUPRE' MEDAL Gold Watch Chain Necklace Aurora Borealis Beads

$ 145.00

Antique St. Anne de Beaupre' Medal on Antique Watch Chain Link Necklace. This is a fabulous antique medal added hung from two antique pocket watch chains creating is wonderful necklace. For extra sparkle is a hand wired antique borealis crystal beads. The necklace can be worn as is or changed out with your other medals and pendants by simply changing the pendant on the watch clasp. The front of the medal shows St Anne holding the Virgin Mary as a small child. She has her finger raised to show she is instructing her The inscription reads in French "Ronne St. Anne Priez P.N." The back of the medal is inscribed "Sanctuaire De St. Anne de Beauport".

The watch chains measures 25" long when connected. Overall condition if very good. Normal wear and aged patina.

The cathedral is locates near Quebec, Canada.
St Anne was the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. Although they are not mentioned in the Bible, Catholic tradition states that Anne and her husband Joaquim had a difficult time conceiving a child. Like several old testament mothers, Anne was visited by an angel who told her that they would have a baby. She then promised to dedicate her child to God. In fulfillment of that vow, her daughter, Mary, was dedicated to the Lord in the temple in Jerusalem at age 3. Images of St Anne traditionally show her teaching Mary since there is a tradition that Mary was an educated young woman

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