Tuesday, August 26, 2008
7 Archangels Charm Bracelet
St. Alphonsus Liguori is often quoted as saying that "Devotion to St. Michael and the holy angels is a mark of predestination." This reason alone were certainly sufficient to induce us not to neglect their veneration. On the contrary, we should earnestly strive to cultivate their frienship, in which we ashall indeed be blessed, for no earthly friends can compare with them in goodness, in power and in love." Jesus is the head of the Angels.
"The very name of Michael urges us to honor this glorious spirit; it is a cry of enthusiasm and fidelity, for it signifies: "Who is like unto God?" Satan trembles at hearing this name, for it reminds him of the noble protest wherewith the bright Archangel answered the call of the rebel angels. Michael proved his strength and prowess when he fought the great battle in Heaven. From that hour he has been known as "Michael, the captain of the armies of God, first Prince of the Holy City, to whom the other angels yield ready obedience. They most willingly and gratefully recognize his supremacy, for after God, they owe to him their preseverance in grace and their eternal happiness. With loving submission, they receive from him their various offices. They are attentive to the slightest wish, because they recognize in his commands and regulations the will of God, their sovereign Lord and King.*
* St. Michael and the angels
I truly enjoyed making this bracelet making honor to one of God's creations, The Archangels surrounded by other of God's creations which are the Gemstones. Archangels included are: St. Michael, St. Raphael, St. Gabriel, Uriel, Samuel, Jophiel and Zadquiel. Gemstones included are Green Garnet, Pink Peruvian Opal, White Quartz, Amethyst, Color Enhanced Quartz.
(Since antiquity gems have been valued for their properties, mystical attributes and their minerals. They are composed of different minerals and energies that benefit our physical, mental and spiritual health. One can find relief from pain in many ways, including modern medicine. The Spiritual equivalent of the illness must be addressed for a true healing.
Some of these precious stones are mentioned in the Bible and it has been written extensively about these gems, including St. Hildegard, from Germany, religious mystic, healer and visionary)
She wrote: “But as God reestablished a better relationship with Adam, He did not allow the rays and forces of the precious stones to perish because He wanted that they would be valued and praised on earth and would be used as a healing remedy.”
She also wrote: "Every stone has fire and humidity in it. But the devil shies away from them and hates and despises the precious stones, because he remembers that their beauty appeared in him before he fell from the honor given to him by God and also because certain precious stones are created by fire, in which he has his punishment. Because, by the will of God, he has been defeated by fire and fell into fire, in the same way he is defeated by the fire of the Holy Ghost when a man is pulled away from his jaws by the first receiving of the Holy Ghost.”
This information is not to replace any medical treatment, but it can be an addition to the physical and spiritual healing.