Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our Lady of Lourdes Relic Medal Catholic 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 privileged 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 in honor of Our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Lourdes, using one relic medal and a color medal of Our Lady on the Grotto. I was inspired to create it with those colors, representing her image and the roses. I added other Catholic medals of St. Philomena, St. Martin of Tours, St. Jude, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Medjugorje, Holy Child of Atocha, Glass lampwork beads, pearls and Czech. Glass beads.

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