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.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I was so inspired to create a bracelet in honor to Our Blessed Mother Our Lady of Guadalupe in a nostalgic way using turquoise and coral.
To create it that way I used vintage copper chain, I added a beautiful well detailed medal of Our Lady made in Mexico, attached to a turquoise color howlite stone cross. I added a couple of vintage medals of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Gerard and St. Joseph. I also added a very unique Caravaca cross, also made in Mexico. Other medals include, unique St. Benedict, miraculous Medal
I also added coral and howlite turquoise stones.