Wednesday, August 6, 2008

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".

O ever Immaculate Virgin, mother of mercy, health of the sick, refuge of sinners, comforter of the afflicted, you know my needs, my troubles, my sufferings, cast me a look of pity. By appearing in the Grotto of Lourdes, you were pleased to make it a priviledged sanctuary, whence you dispense your favours, and already many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal, I come, therefore, with the most unbounded confidence & implore your maternal intercession

This is another bracelet I love creating to make honor to Our Blessed Mother of Lourdes. She is always there for us like a loving giving mother ready to assist Her children.

On this bracelet, I created it with a beautiful color medal of Our Blessed Mother and I also added a medal with Holy water and other Catholic Medals. I added a stunning glass lampwork heart bead to hold Her medal and added more goldfoil lampwork beads with roses, just beautiful combination.

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