Thursday, August 20, 2009

St. Christopher and Saints Religious Bracelet

His fame derives from the pious legend of him being a "Christ-bearer" . He was a powerfully built man who wandered the world in search of novelty and adventure. He came upon a hermit who lived beside a dangerous stream and served others by guiding them to safe places to cross. He gave Offero instruction in the truth of God. Offero took the hermit's place, but instead of guiding travellers, he carried them safely across the stream.
One day he carried a small child across the stream; the child's weight nearly crushed him. When they arrived on the other side, the child revealed himself as Christ, and he was so heavy because he bore the weight of the world on himself. He then baptised Offero with water from the stream. Christopher's service at the stream led to his patronage of things related to travel and travellers, people who carry things, etc.

On this bracelet I added a vintage St. Christopher medal with Paulus VI Max. Pont. on reverse side. I used other Catholic medals including, Jesus, St. Therese Cameo, St. Joan of Arc, St. Peregrine, St. Louis, St. George, St. Anthony, St. Jude and others.

Surrounding the medals I added beautiful lampwork glass beads and Czech. glass beads in turquoise color and lavender.

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