Our Lady of the Skies Medal Sterling Silver
Our Lady of the Skies is another title for Our Lady of Loreto. She is the Patroness of aviators and air travelers.
The title Our Lady of Loreto refers to the Holy House of Loreto, the house in which Mary was born, and where the Annunciation occurred, and to an ancient statue of Our Lady which is found there. Tradition says that a band of angels scooped up the little house from the Holy Land, and transported it first to Tersato, Dalmatia in 1291, then Recanati, Italy in 1294, and finally to Loreto, Italy where it has been for centuries. It was this flight that led to her patronage of people involved in aviation, and the long life of the house that has led to the patronage of builders, construction workers, etc.
It is the first shrine of international renown dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and has been known as a Marian center for centuries. Popes have always held the Shrine of Loreto in special esteem, and it is under their direct authority and protection.
The beautiful medal is made of Sterling Silver and comes with a genuine Rhodium plated chain. Medal reads: Our Lady of the Skies. Comes in a lovely gift box.
15/16" medal, 18" chain
Please note the dimensions of the medal include the top of the eyelet through which the jump ring attaches - the chain passes through the jump ring.
This medal is made of only the finest materials available and the magnificent design has been hand sculpted by master die makers in the early 1900's. The true craftsmanship of these artisans is almost a lost art and can not be replicated at the present time.