Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Our Lady of Guadalupe Relic Charm Bracelet

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 was inspired to create this bracelet with this beautiful color medal of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a relic medal of Our Lady.

Back of relic medal has the words - Ex Indumentis Meaning: "from the clothing worn" or could be of pieces of cloth that have touched the body or shrine of saint or apparition site.
My inspiration to use turquoise, jasper and coral came from the wonderful colors Our Lady of Guadalupe would love.
I used other Catholic medals like Sacred Heart of Jesus, Miraculous Medal, St.Therese and others.

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