Vintage 14K GOLD Religious Medal - Saint Theresa of Lisieux, The Little Flower
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AGE: C.1950/1960 or so
ITEM: Found with the small shepherd hooks I currently have on offer, here's a small religious charm or medal with a front depicting Saint Theresa. The back of the medal is plain.
CONDITION: Very nice with no problems I can spot.
METAL CONTENT: 14K Gold
HALLMARKS: 14K at the back of the piece
SIZE: Without the bale, the piece measures 5/8" x 5/8" high.
WEIGHT: 1.9 grams
SAINT THERESA: Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the "Little Flower", and found in her short life more inspiration for their own lives than in volumes by theologians.
Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never performed great works. The only book of hers, published after her death, was an brief edited version of her journal called "Story of a Soul." (Collections of her letters and restored versions of her journals have been published recently.) But within 28 years of her death, the public demand was so great that she was canonized.
FINAL COMMENTS: Add a jump ring and add to a charm bracelet or add a bale and add to a chain!
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