Our Lady of Montserrat Religious (English) Medal 3/4 Inch Size of a Nickel -So

Our Lady of Montserrat Religious (English) Medal 3/4 Inch Size of a Nickel -So

Our Lady of Montserrat Religious (English) Medal 3/4 Inch Size of a Nickel -So
Available in Solid 14K Yellow or White Gold, or Sterling Silver Size Reference: 17mm is the size of a US dime 19mm is the size of a US nickel 25mm is the size of a US quarter The Virgin of Montserrat is a statue of the Virgin Mary and infant Christ venerated at the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery in the Montserrat mountain in Catalonia. It is one of the black Madonnas of Europe, hence its familiar Catalan name, la Moreneta ("The little dark-skinned one"). Believed by some to have been carved in Jerusalem in the early days of the Church, it is more possibly a Romanesque sculpture in wood from the late 12th century. Legend has it that the Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, choosing to instead build around it. The statues sanctuary is located at the rear of the chapel, where an altar of gold surrounds the icon, and is now a site of pilgrimage. Upon his recovery from battle wounds, Ignatius of Loyola visited the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat (March 25, 1522), where he laid down his military accoutrements before the image. Then he led a period of asceticism before later founding the Society of Jesus. On September 11, 1844, Pope Leo XIII declared the virgin of Montserrat patroness of Catalonia Saint George is another patron saint. The hymn to the Virgin of Montserrat, known as Virolai and sung every day by the Escolania de Montserrat, begins with the words: Rosa dabril, Morena de la serra...

April rose, dusky lady of the mountain chain... Therefore this virgin is sometimes also known as Rosa dabril.

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Our Lady of Montserrat Religious (English) Medal 3/4 Inch Size of a Nickel -So