Saturday, October 23, 2010

St. Martin de Porres Religious Medals Charm Bracelet

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES (He was venerated from the day of his death. Many miraculous cures, including raising the dead attributed to Brother Martin. First black American saint. Also known as Martin of Charity; the Saint of the Broom (for his devotion to his work, no matter how menial) Established an orphanage and children’s hospital for the poor children of the slums. Set up a shelter for the stray cats and dogs and nursed them back to health. Lived in self-imposed austerity, never ate meat, fasted continuously, and spent much time in prayer and meditation with a great devotion to the Holy Eucharist.

known for his tender care of the sick and for his spectacular cures.

St. Martin de Porres is one of my favorite Saints, I remember growing up always seeing His image at my mother's home and I would love just to look at it, it would bring me so much peace. At that time I was very young and didn't know much about Saints.

My mother would tell me about them but I could not comprehend at that age why they would want to help us, now I thank God that I grew up with such faith and was able to comprehend such honor to have such Saints intercede for us.

To create this bracelet I used a very unique and beautiful vintage medal of St. Martin de Porres to create this bracelet in his honor.

I used several other Catholic medals including gold tone in color images and silvertone oxidized Italian medals including Guardian Angel, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, St. Padre Pio and others.

1 comment:

The WoodWife said...

I love this and your wonderful story from childhood. I never heard of this saint and I am glad to know of him. Purple and green look great together too!!!