The Sophia Freshwater Our Lady of Lujan features an intricately carved Our Lady of Lujan medal within a flaming Sacred Heart. She is surrounded by Angels, with two of them raising a crown of flowers above her. She hangs from four strands of Freshwater Pearls. The strands are made of two different sizes of freshwater pearls for comfort and the pearls are 4mm and 6mm in size. It is very light. The strands join with a toggle clasp and this versatile necklace can also be worn long by dropping one or two of the strands.
Made in the USA, in our sweet studio sanctuary in Wellfleet, MA. Medals are recast for us by artisans based in New England.
Length: 16" at the shortest strand and 22" in total length with the cross when worn short. It can be made an length easily if you need it longer or shorter.
Materials: Freshwater Pearls and 22KT Gold Dipped Medallion.
History of Our Lady of Lujan:
The Luján image was made in Brazil and sent to Argentina. Tradition holds that a settler ordered the terracotta image of the Virgin Mary in 1630 because he intended to create a shrine in her honor. After embarking from the port of Buenos Aires, the caravan carrying the image stopped at the residence of Don Rosendo Oramas, located in the present town of Zeylaya.
When the caravan wanted to resume the journey, the oxen refused to move. But, once the crate containing the image was removed, the animals started to move again. Given the evidence of a miracle, people believed the Virgin wished to remain there. The image was venerated in a primitive chapel for 40 years. Then the image was acquired by Ana de Matos and carried to Luján, where it currently resides. Pilgrims worldwide have traveled to see Her and have received special graces, favors and miracles.
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