Our Lady of the Guard – Protection

$160.00

Chain Not Included

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Blonde on her rocks crimson in the sun, Standing like a beacon on an island ridge There she is, solitary in the midst of the city, Alive, serene and pure, and always on the alert. Night comes over the port; a ship like some huge gem on the motionless bay, Shining brightly, and the gleaming wave makes her a bed of silver, pearl, ruby red. Rough and stern, a call rises through the huge shadow The boat, slow and heavy, goes out to sea.. Protect it from the waves, oh you Mother of pilgrims! Both the hopeful child, and the man in his prime who travels far and wide over the earth, keep them safe, oh you, the sailor’s Blessed Virgin. (Maurice Guillaume, Edit.grillion-tacussel)

Patron of Sailors

Our Lady of the Guard, Based on a sanctuary which anoints the highest hill in Marseilles, France harbor recalls the Blessed Virgin Mary and her protection of everything relating to the sea. She defends the city and is nicknamed la Bonne Mére (the Good Mother). The hill’s importance as a place of worship for all religions dates back to Greco-Roman times and its military vocation to the Middle Ages, when it was named The Guard. A chapel dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and authorized by St. Victor sits at the precipice where an unusually large and striking monument of the Blessed Virgin greets all visitors to Marseilles. As well as being a major local landmark, Notre-Dame de la Garde is the site of a popular annual pilgrimage every August 15th, the Feast of the Assumption.

Measurements

Piece measures 1” by 3/4”. and is photographed on at 2.8mm cable chain.

Finish

Sterling Silver

Quote

Blonde on her rocks crimson in the sun, Standing like a beacon on an island ridge There she is, solitary in the midst of the city, Alive, serene
and pure, and always on the alert. Night comes over the port; a ship like some huge gem on the motionless bay, Shining brightly, and the
gleaming wave makes her a bed of silver, pearl, ruby red. Rough and stern, a call rises through the huge shadow The boat, slow and heavy,
goes out to sea.. Protect it from the waves, oh you Mother of pilgrims! Both the hopeful child, and the man in his prime who travels far and wide over the earth, keep them safe, oh you, the sailor’s Blessed Virgin. (Maurice Guillaume, Edit.grillion-tacussel)

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