the portuguese word saudade is like few others, in that it has no direct translation in english - and any attempt, in the heart of a native speaker, falls short of encapsulating the depth + complexity of its meaning. one effort claims that it is an emotional state of profound nostalgia, a longing for an absent something or someone that one loves; moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing may never return


these brazilian scapulars, blessed at our lady of pompeii shrine in the west village of manhattan  and are available in 2 options:

- the virgin mary, 1/2" brass medals + 30" antique sterling silver chain

- st. michael the guardian angel, 1/2" brass medals + antique sterling silver chain


made in nyc

please allow 5 business days for shipping