Lourdes Cross by McKeown 100193

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
Silver Jewelry
1.5" x 1"




On February 11, 1858, a 14-year old girl, Bernadette Soubirous, claimed a beautiful lady appeared to her in the remote Grotto of Massabielle and identified herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary. The lady appeared 18 times, and by 1859 thousands of pilgrams were visiting Lourdes each year. A staute of Our Lady of Lourdes was erected at the site in 1864. Since the apparitions, Lourdes has become one of the world’s leading Catholic Marian shrines. This cross is similar to early indulgence crosses sold to pilgrams at Lourdes.