Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Am the Immaculate Conception

I am the Immaculate Conception
was her words to Bernadette

She was a poor shepherdess,
growing up at the foothills of the Pyrenees,
on the banks of the Gave du Pau.
Tending the very poor family's
small flock of sheep
When the most miraculous vision 
appeared to her.
A vision of Light
with roses on Her feet.
From this numinous event
flowed forth a stream of healing water,
a holy place was born,
Bernadette's life was transformed
into one of passion,
commitment and a vocation to the highest Love

Bernadette's message : God is everywhere!

A place where the fire was lit long ago
and the fire of your Soul
and Its unconditional love
is kept alive

And such is the miracle within our own hearts
as She brings forth the waters of regeneration,
healing and wholeness,
teaching you that Love is everywhere

A wearable altar to
Our Lady of Lourdes
L'immaculee Conception

Hand soldered lead-free silver
patina'd by hand
Vintage prayer card set between glass
creating a miniature shadowbox filled with
seed pearls and small freshwater pearls 
as well as a tiny vintage Lourdes connector

Vintage buttons from a street market in Paris
a tiny crown
a vintage Lourdes medal with prayer on the back
an image of Our Lady of Lourdes set in resin
in a sterling silver cup

beaded chain that contain mother of pearl buttons,
aurora borealis
a tiny sterling silver Agnus Dei heart locket
and two different kinds of linked antiqued chain

The back of the pendant contains the basilica
of Lourdes from the same vintage holy card

Stacked mother of pearl buttons,
swarovski crystals
silver toned roses
aurora borealis
freshwater pearls

Sterling Silver element with artist's name engraved on it

You can read here how my sacred altars
are prepared with holy relics and oils

with love,

1 comment:

  1. Your art is wonderful Hettienne! Love visiting you!


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