French Photo Slide Locket~St Therese & Her Father~Notre Dame des Victoires~Medal
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This listing is for an Antique Slide Locket Reliquary Souvenir from a turn-of-the-century visit to Paris.
Made of Silver Plate and measuring about 1", it features the image of Notre Dame des Victoires on its Front.
The back cover is decorated with an Art Nouveau Floral Garland.
This ornate lid easily slides open sideways to reveal the childhood Black & White image of St Therese of the Child Jesus with her beloved Father.
Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, is one of ten minor basilicas located in the Île-de-France region of France.
Built in 1629 - 1740, it is the former chapel of the Augustinian Fathers (Petits-Pères).
After 1809, Notre Dame des Victoires became a parish church, but as it was located in a business area, it had few parishioners.
Abbot Charles Desgenettes thought he had failed in his ministry and wanted to resign his functions in Our Lady of Victories.
But, on the 3 December 1836, he received what he believed to be interior locutions from the Blessed Virgin directing him to consecrate the parish to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Fr. Desgenettes subsequently founded the Confraternity of Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners.
Notre-Dame-des-Victoires is famous for the