The Mary Magdalene at la Sainte-Baum medal shows a contemplative Mary Magdalene looking toward the heavens with the mountains of la Sainte-Baum in the background. A skull sits to her right reminding us of our mortality and memorializing her feast day on on July 22nd. Here are still present in La Sainte-Baume, where she lived in a grotto for the last 30 years of her life after being set upon the sea in a rudderless boat with her brother Lazarus and sister Mary. The trio was greeted by the Sara-la-Kali also known as Saint Sara, the Patron Saint of the Gypsies on the shores of Southern France. Mary Magdalene would spend the rest of her life teaching her knowledge with a "voice that flowed like honey", to the many who came to learn from her.
The back of this powerful medal features Mary Magdalene, with her long hair touching the ground, surrounded by four angels raising her into heaven for her daily communion with the Divine, which legend tell us happened seven times a day. Seven is the number of perfection and symbolically demonstrates her level of spiritual understanding and wisdom. Mary Magdalene is the Patron Saint of people who enjoy contemplating the Sacred Mysteries and Wisdom Seekers, people who are persecuted for their spiritual convictions, apothecaries, glove makers, hairdressers, perfume makers, pharmacists and all who called to know her at various places and churches worldwide.
The original medal dates back to the early 1900's and has been lovingly preserved in order to be shared using the lost wax casting method by silversmiths we work with here in New England. This medal is 1.25 " x 1" and made of bronze dipped in 22KT Gold. It is intentionally made with a vintage appeal to bring us back to simpler times when holy medals were lovingly sculpted by hand as an act of devotion. It also helps us preserve these wonderful pieces of history for the next generation. Every piece is of heirloom quality and will last for many lifetimes.
Length 34" - for doubling and the golden beads are approximately 4mm.