O Blessed Virgin Mary,
Immaculate Mother of God,
who didst endure a martyrdom of love and grief,
beholding the sufferings and sorrows of Jesus!
Thou didst co-operate in the benefit of my redemption
by thy innumerable afflictions
and by offering to the Eternal Father His only-begotten Son
as a holocaust and victim of propitiation for my sins.
I thank thee for the unspeakable love
which led thee to deprive thyself of the Fruit of thy womb,
Jesus, true God and true Man,
to save me, a sinner.
Oh! make use of the unfailing intercession of thy sorrows
with the Father and the Son,
that I may steadfastly amend my life
and never again crucify my loving Redeemer by new sins;
arid that, persevering till death in His grace,
I may obtain eternal life through the merits of His Cross and Passion.
Mother of love, of sorrow, and of mercy,
pray for us.
(By St. Bridget)
I was inspired to create this very unique, symbolic and meaningful bracelet representing Our Lord's and Blessed Mother's Sacrificial Love
Valentine's Day is soon approaching and as we celebrate the love for each other we must also keep this Blessed Sacrificial Love in our daily life
I used an Our Lady of Sorrows vintage cameo as Her Sacrificial Love because as a mother knowing Her son will come to redeem us She offered Herself to offer a Mother's Love to Our Lord and the anguish to surrender Him
I used a very unique 2" Holy Trinity Crucifix
I asked Jesus, "How much do you love me?"
"This much," He said.
And He stretched out His arms, and He died.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Son, that we should not die, but have eternal life!
~ John 3:16
I also used porcelain roses
THE ROSE BEING REPRESENTATIVE OF MARY
The rose is regarded as the "queen of flowers", and often symbolizes Mary, the Queen of Heaven. Also an almost universal symbol of perfect love, its color, perfection of form, and fragrance, as well as its thorns signifies Mary's role in salvation history as the Mother of God the Savior who was crowned with thorns and shed His blood on the Cross for love of mankind. The rose, arising from a thorny bush, also signifies Mary, the Mystical Rose, "our fallen Nature's solitary boast", who alone of the human race was conceived without sin. It also may contain a parallel with the fiery thorn bush from which God spoke to Moses: Mary, immaculately conceived, was the means through which God became Man, The Word made flesh.)