Friday, December 5, 2008

Our Lady of Guadalupe Relic Bracelet


Feast DayDecember 12th
In 1531 a "Lady from Heaven" appeared to a poor Indian at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of Mexico City; she identified Herself as the Mother of the True God, instructed him to have the bishop build a temple on the site and left an image of Herself imprinted miraculously on his tilma, a poor quality cactus-cloth, which should have deteriorated in 20 years but shows no sign of decay 474 years later and still defies all scientific explanations of its origin.

God of power and mercy, you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe. May her prayers help all men and women to accept each other as brothers and sisters. Through your justice present in our hearts, may your peace reign in the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

I created this bracelet to honor Our Most Humble Lady of Guadalupe by using a beautiful color medal of Her image and a relic medal as well. I used other vintage and new Catholic Medals including Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Therese, 14K gold layered medal of guardian angel and others.
I adorned this bracelet with turqouise beads and enhancing them with sponge coral beads and sponge coral carved flower. I also used a couple of vintage charms.

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