La Salette is a small mountaintop village near Grenoble, France most noted for an apparition of the Virgin Mary that was reported in 1846 by two shepherd children, Melanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud. The initial sighting was followed by numerous accounts of miraculous healings.
The Roman Catholic Church investigated the claims and found them to be basically credible and approved them under the name of Our Lady of La Salette.
The La Salette cross, seen hanging on a chain around the neck of the Blessed Virgin, was unusual because it had added features, a hammer and pincer.
The hammer symbolizes the sinner nailing Jesus on the cross by his sins and the pincer represents all of us trying to remove the nails from the cross by our virtuous life and fidelity to Jesus.
- This design is available for the 4" x 4" hoop.
- The sewn out size is 1.07" W x 1.53" H with 1,039 stitches.
- This design has 4 thread colors.
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