Vintage Italian Saint Therese of Lisieux Medallion
"The Little Flower"
1.5 cm Round Design
Therese was a frail girl whose ill health left her deprived from doing much of the charity work she wanted to do. In her teenage years, Therese became a Carmelite nun in order to fully devote herself to prayer, offering up her sickness and suffering to God. Therese was known for enjoying simple conversation with friends and family and just spending time listening and sharing moments. She delighted in ordinary events, like doing laundry or washing dishes. She teaches us to enjoy simple things too. Though tuberculosis cut her life short at age 24, she lives on as an example of pure and simple love and kindness, a “Little Flower” who brings tranquility to life.
Our vintage medals have been collected over several years. Most are from Italy though we recently discovered more medallions from Spain and France, with filigree in Spanish and French. The past few years, we have traveled throughout the French countryside of Provence and discovered many different medals in the cities of Avignon (formerly the home of the Vatican), Montpellier, Carpentras, Isle Sur Les Sorgue and many other small villages. These medals are beautifully aged, and some were likely created in the 1800 and early 1900's. Our pilgrimages to Lourdes and San Sebastian were great experiences, spiritually, of course, AND we also found many, many vintage Saint Bernadette, Our Lady of Lourdes, and Miraculous Medals, all with French engraving. And many obscure saints have been uncovered!
It's exciting to offer these medals and breathe and deliver new life and a new country (USA) to their existence. It's curious wondering where these medals have been and the lives they have touched, with more to come! If you are looking for a saint medal, please let us know and we will try to find it. We've found so many versions of Saint Rock/Roch/Rocco and we look forward to presenting those soon. Thanks for taking a look at our vintage medals. They are all truly one-of-a-kind, just like our newer hand-painted saint medals.