Jeweled Flame Ex-Voto Sacré-Cœur
Reproduction of French Ex Voto from 1900s.
The Latin term ex voto (short for ex voto suscepto, “from the vow made” has been a symbolic offering placed in a home, church, or shrine as a thanksgiving for a miracle received.
MEANING. The premise of an ex voto is the vow, in a moment of hardship, crisis, or ill health, to give public thanks to God. The ex voto, in turn, is the concrete testimonial of that vow’s fulfillment, an object that stands as the material representation of the miracle itself. Ex votos are also offered in thanksgiving for unexpected miracles, in which case they function as public affirmations of God’s constant powerful presence in the lives of the faithful.
Please note that this item is 'perfectly imperfect' - the crystal rhinestones are not symmetrical physically and some appear darker than others. Additionally, this item uses the original antique mold and is hand made, causing other visible imperfections.
SIZE - Measures 5.4 x 3.1 inches. Vintage-style rhinestones weaved through the circumference of the item and on the Sacred Heart's flame Opens to reveal a 3"x 2" opening for a sentimental letter, note, or gift.
The size of this reproduction Ex-Voto makes it a perfect gift, altar piece, or ornament. See images for further detail.
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