Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Virgin Mary Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes: France, 1858
Our Lady appeared to 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, 18 times from February through July, 1858. During the apparitions she told Bernadette to dig a hole which later in the day produced a stream of water, bringing about thousands of spiritual and physical cures even to this day. Mary pleaded for "penitence! Penitence! Penitence!" and urged us to "Pray to God for sinners". She called herself the "Immaculate Conception".

I created this bracelet inspired by flowers being associated with Our Blessed Mother and the Rosary, which I added a polymer clay flowers one decade rosary attached to this charm bracelet.

The word Rosary is derived from the Latin word rosarium meaning a crown of flowers which is a sacred devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary and Our Lord Jesus Christ.

I added a beautiful glass lampwork heart bead holding water medal, pearls. Patron Saint medals include Padre Pio, St. Therese, Our Lady of Czestechowa, Pope John Paul II, Divine Mercy, St. Monica.

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