Monday, November 28, 2011

"Holy Nativity" Catholic Cameo, Saints, Religious Medals Charm Bracelet

Nativity Prayer 

Let the just rejoice,
for their justifier is born.
Let the sick and infirm rejoice,
For their Saviour is born.
Let the captives rejoice,
For their Redeemer is born.
Let slaves rejoice,
for their Master is born.
Let free men rejoice,
For their Liberator is born.
Let All Christians rejoice,
For Jesus Christ is born.

St. Augustine of Hippo

I had been saving this special vintage cameo for a very long time until I was inspired to create with it and it came today specially now that the season to celebrate Our Lord's birth I created this beautiful bracelet with a rose representing "The Christmas Rose" an offering to the Baby Jesus 

(When the Magi laid their rich offerings of myrrh, frankincense, and gold, by the bed of the sleeping Christ Child, legend says that a shepherd maiden stood outside the door quietly weeping. She, too, had sought the Christ Child. She, too, desired to bring him gifts. But she had nothing to offer, for she was very poor indeed.
In vain she had searched the countryside over for one little flower to bring Him, but she could find neither bloom nor leaf, for the winter had been cold. And as she stood there weeping, an angel passing saw her sorrow, and stooping he brushed aside the snow at her feet. And there sprang up on the spot a cluster of beautiful winter roses, -- waxen white with pink tipped petals. "Nor myrrh, nor frankincense, nor gold,'' said the angel, "is offering more meet for the Christ Child than these pure Christmas Roses.'' Joyfully the shepherd maiden gathered the flowers and made her offering to the Holy Child) 

May this rose be a reminder of our offerings to Our Precious Baby Jesus 


Julie-ann Bowden Heavenleigh Art said...

Oh its gorgeous! You make such wonderful bracelets of love :)
Much love :)

TheRosaryLady said...

Absolutely beautiful Lety! What a moving story.
Peace be with you this Advent season.