Thursday, September 16, 2010
Leper mentioned by Christ in the parable of Lazarus and the rich man in the Gospel of Luke 16:19-31
There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen and dined sumptuously each day. And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps that fell from the rich man's table. Dogs even used to come and lick his sores
Against Leprosy and also is petitioned for serious illness
I found this stunning vintage mother of pearl medal of St. Lazarus, which is very rare and I just had the inspiration today to make one in his honor.
I added handcrafted Bali glass beads and mother of pearl beads.
Other Catholic medals include a figural medal of Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus, St. Jude, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Padre Pio, Sacred Heart of Jesus and others.
This combination just came together as it each piece was meant to be.