Saturday, July 12, 2008

Milagros Bracelet

Milagros "Miracles" are small devotional charms that are traditionally used in most Latin American Countries. These votives are placed in small shrines, church, nichos, retablos, saints or altars.
Milagros also refers to an ancient aspect of Hispanic Folk Culture: Small silver or gold votive offerings.
A person attaches a Milagro to a saint for a special request of a miracle for a particular aliment of the body.
I visit an old Mission, San Xavier Mission, which is approx. 20 minutes south of Tucson and the tradition and devotion is still vivid, where I still see these milagro charms attached to the sacred statues of the Saints on the Mission, which I also see many letters thanking God for the miracles obtained.
I created this bracelet with that inspiration that a milagro charm can be a reminder that God will grant a miracle in your life with faith and devotion. I added a large solid 3D heart milagro, handcrafted in Mexico.

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