From our Blessed Collection...
A one of a kind artisan designed piece, a C1910-20 French Religious Art Deco carnet de bal or Aide Memoire. This piece is quite collectable as it features a Scenic representation of the Calvaire deNotre Dame.
These are more difficult to find than the ones without scenic representations.
The notebook is suspended from a silver French Rosary Center on faceted Ivory beads completed with crystals. I added a Rhinestone drop to catch the light.
Beads measures 32" Long; book is 1.5" by 2.5". There is paper present inside.
In 1709, Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, a famous missionary from western France, preached a mission on the Pont-Château sector. He submits to the parishioners his plan to build a monumental Calvary here. His listeners adhere very quickly to the project. Thousands of volunteers get to work on the la Madeleine. In September 1710, everything is ready for the blessing of this monument. Alas, for rather obscure reasons, an order from Louis XlV ordered the destruction of the ordeal. What will be done ... slowly.
After many attempts at reconstruction, Abbe Gouray, then pastor of Pont-Château, revived the volunteers, and the new ordeal was blessed on September 23, 1861. From 1888 to 1913, Fr. Jacques Barré, a Montfortian missionary, with the help of thousands of volunteers, will carry out the project desired by Father de Montfort.
Today, the mysteries of the rosary, the Way of the Cross, are offered for meditation to the meditation of thousands of people who roam the 14ha of the site.