Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Our Lady of Lourdes Water Medal Charm Bracelet

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.
I created this bracelet with a water medal from Lourdes. I embraced the medal with pink glass pearls and light pink, color enhanced, quartz. I chose the color pink to be a reminder of Our Lady being surrounded by pink roses, which I included a beautiful glass lampwork rose to hold water medal. I also added other Catholic medals which include Our Lady of Medjugorje, St. Jude, Infant Jesus, Infant of Prague.

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