“And let them first pray together, that so they may associate in peace.” –St. Benedict
Benedict of Nursia was born into a wealthy family around 480 AD. After studying in Rome, unnerved by the worldly events of the time and watching his fellow students fritter their lives away, Benedict fled the city for life as a hermit. This, however, was not his calling. After years of prayer, Benedict’s holiness became well known and monks came to seek his guidance. Though he had warned the monks that he would be too strict, they attempted to poison him while under his tutelage. Benedict prayed over the cup of poison (now pictured on the front of the medal) and the cup shattered. Before too long, Benedict of Nursia had more monks requesting to follow him and 12 monasteries were formed making St. Benedict the father of the Monastic Order. “The Rule” written by St. Benedict became a guide to a prescribed life of prayer, study, moderation and manual labor. During the Middle Ages, monasteries in the west adopted the Rule of St. Benedict. (Fun Fact – His twin sister is also a saint called St. Scholastica!)
“Listen and attend with the ear of your heart.” –St. Benedict
THE SAINT BENEDICT MEDAL
Each one of us has the chance to make our world a better place every single day. We do so by choosing to do what is right and good and choosing to avoid what is wrong. God has given us an internal sensor that helps us seek good and avoid evil; it’s called our conscience. He has also given us the Holy Spirit to keep our conscience strong and clear, but we still find it hard to say no to temptation and sin. This bracelet is an extra help in your battle to make the world a better place and follow the path to heaven. It’s like a secret weapon. In Christian tradition, the Benedictine cross is one of the Church’s most powerful signs of divine protection. It was created in the mid 600’s as a symbol of the spiritual truths that enabled St. Benedict and his many followers to resist evil and do good. “The Holy Cross be my Light,” is written in Latin on the front of the cross, which is used all over the world to help spread Christ’s Kingdom of love and light. Wear this ancient symbol to help protect your soul, your loved ones and your home from anything contrary to God’s love. – Father John Bartunek, LC ThDRCSpirituality.org
ST. BENEDICT ON THE FRONT OF THE MEDAL
On the front of the medal, we see St. Benedict holding the Rule of St. Benedict in his left hand and the cross of St. Benedict. Behind him is the cup of poison.
THE POWERFUL PRAYERS ON THE BACK OF THE MEDAL
On the back of the medal are two prayers that can be recited daily. The first prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! Translated, it means: The Holy Cross be my light; Let not the dragon be my guide.
The Meaning of the Symbolism on the Back of the Benedictine Medal
The second prayer with which St. Benedict prayed over the cup of poison: Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas! Begone, Satan, Do not suggest to me thy vanities! Evil are the things thou offerest, Drink thou thy own poison!
Wear your bracelet as a tangible reminder each day of the power of prayer, the power of faith and remember you are loved!
Many years ago, when I was trying to come up with a name for my production company, without missing a beat my mother said, “Call it St. Amos.” Neither of us knew that there was a real saint by that name—we just thought it sounded cool.
Well, not only was St. Amos cool, he was humble. A “saint for the people” spreading the word that God’s love was not just for prophets and kings, but for every woman and man. My wife and I had the thought, how can we spread love and pay our blessings forward? We decided to partner St. Amos with My Saint My Hero to do just that.
I’ve been wearing My Saint My Hero bracelets for years. I often find myself giving them to friends, fans or sometimes I get a vibe that someone just needs to be acknowledged, to let someone know they’re special. And who knows the impact of what a gesture like this can do? Wear one, share one and tell us your stories so we can continue to share the love forward. #StAmosJewelryStories —JOHN STAMOS
With this purchase, you’ll also participate in helping victims of child abuse. 100% of the Stamos family net proceeds from the St. Amos bracelet will be donated to Childhelp.
St. Amos Love Bracelet for Men & Women – We want to share our love with you and those you love. Wear one, share one. – Caitlin & John Stamos
Seven; the number of perfection, of creation, of the day God rested. May this bracelet remind you that each day is filled with God’s love, with perfection in all the imperfection, and beauty amidst trials.
Take hold of each medal, take a deep breath and remember; every day we are renewed, protected and loved exactly as we are. Rest in this knowing and receive the seven blessings.
THE SEVEN BLESSINGS
May you be blessed with love.
May you be blessed with family.
May you be blessed with friendship & rejoice in belonging.
May you be blessed with wisdom.
May you be blessed with health.
May you be blessed with hope, joy & inspiration.
May you be blessed with peace. SaveSave
There are many translations of the ancient Sheva Brachot, Hebrew for “seven blessings.” As with many traditions, the expression has evolved over time, however, its place and importance hold fast. May your heart be open to receive each blessing and may we learn to give thanks for each blessing before it is bestowed. Together let’s count our Blessings!
Imagine a world where light is bright, love is deep and kindness is abundant. Together we restore dignity, together we rise by reminding one another that we all matter. This is the blessing rEVOLution!
Wear this bracelet as a reminder that God has given you a mission to make the world a better place and you can use your hands to do good!
Feel the love and prayer that has been woven into each bracelet. Your bracelet is infused with love. As you put it on your wrist, you say yes to being an instrument of peace, an instrument of change and an instrument of love.Together we are the Blessing rEVOLution. You are a vital part of the wave of love. Your love is the spark the world is searching for!
Be rEVOLutionary! Share your blessings with someone you know or someone in need of a spark of joy. Invite them to be part of the Blessing rEVOLution! One simple bracelet can change their world. She matters, he matters, you matter!
Let’s invite all to unite in prayer for LOVE to fill our hearts, our family, our community and our world with renewed hope. We are ONE and together we are LOVED. #loveheals #prayerworks “let’m know they’re LOVED”
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them – Matthew 18:20
Wear this bracelet as a reminder to pray for the whole world, pray for peace, pray for our youth and pray for our families. Your prayer ignites a wave of love that continues to shine brighter and brighter for all eternity.
The Benedictine medal at the end of the weave is a powerful symbol of protection to remind us that we are safe under the mantle of God’s love and protection. May wearing this bracelet be a reminder that each knot holds us woven together in prayer. You have a precious jewel of God’s divine love that sparked from within and memories of life are the beautiful layers upon the light. May you be inspired to allow this love to shine and may you fill this world with warmth and light. – Father John Bartunek, LC ThD RCSpirituality.org
We donate a portion of the proceeds from this bracelet to Homeboy Industries, an organization that provides second chances.
Mother’s Day is beautiful because it’s a recognition of womanhood, not just motherhood. Sisterhood, daughterhood, we are women. The fullness of that. I don’t mean just motherhood. I mean how society sometimes will say, she’s just a mom. She’s just a housewife, she’s just a … No! Our ability to bring forth life is extraordinary, and this is our time to do that on so many levels.
We are mothers; we are fierce, we are kind, we are compassionate, we are thinking of everyone, we are powerful.
It takes a radical heart to stand in the truth of who you are, to drop the stories that previously defined you and simply be. The beautiful thing about this is that when you commit your life to evolving from that place of the radical heart you, shift everything. You’re joining others who have made that decision as well, those who have committed to standing fully in who they are. –Nia Peeples
Nia is currently on a road trip, meeting and speaking with people about having a Radical Heart, sharing her children’s book The Little Apple Tree, and sharing Blessing Bracelets. Follow her journey on Radical Heart and Nia’s Instagram.
When you remember the blessings that are all around you, the minute you pause and remember that one person you are grateful for in your life, there is something that happens in your heart. It’s like a spark from heaven, the light that is already within you is awakened.
Wear these Gratitude Bracelets as a reminder that your life means something; it means something to God, and it also means something to the world. The world is better because you are in it. As you live your life, follow the voice of truth and allow your uniqueness to unfold and spread light to all those around you.
“They are a sign of love and friendship, sending our blessings from this country.” – My Saint My Hero Artisans
When I think about the Seed of Life the thing that sticks out to me is the word life. And I think life is something that is just taken for granted.
It’s kind of a reminder that life starts and ends with God.
He’s involved in our life all the way through. In every moment of our lives He’s there and He wants to be present…As a woman and as a mother I think that I have that special privilege of experiencing life and giving life and being part of that procreation. – Maria
This sacred symbol was emblazoned on what is believed to be the first altar from which Christ proclaimed the power of divine love. May it be emblazoned upon your heart as a reminder to be bold, to be who you really are. Let nothing come between you and your divine knowing, for the kingdom of God is within you. Embody this divine love that surpasses all knowledge. Express it freely to the fullness of God. You are empowered. You yourself empower.
The Sacraments have always personally marked a huge spiritual milestone for me. I remember around the time of my First Holy Communion, when I was about 7 years old, I was really struggling with jealousy. My little sister, at least to my eyes, was the perfect angel and she was always favored over me. I resented that it seemed so easy for her to listen to our parents, and was so nice about sharing, while it was like pulling teeth for me, and I sure vocalized it too. Deep in my heart I knew it was wrong and I desired to be a more loving and obedient girl, I just didn’t know how.
Thanks to my parents’ prompting, I remember writing a card to Jesus before my First Communion to thank Him for the gift of Himself and to ask for a very special grace. I asked that as He entered my heart that He take from me this jealousy. And He did. It was like night and day for me afterwards. I sometimes still felt the pangs of jealousy but now I had the strength, the grace to fight it.
A Transforming Love
Our Lord is truly there in the Blessed Sacrament, always present and His grace can truly transform us and work miracles. Listen as with each beat of His heart He professes His love for you.
“I love you”.
“You are precious to me.”
“I would do it all again for YOU (with your full name) alone.”
“Come, rest in me.”
“Let me heal your hurting…your burdened heart.” He will heal, transform, comfort, and strengthen us if we but come to Him and allow Him.
“If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion”.
-St. Maximilian Kolbe
Celebrating First Holy Communion
First Holy Communion is one of the sacraments we especially celebrate this month. We celebrate and rejoice that these little children are receiving a gift not even the angels are privileged to enjoy. It is a reminder for us what a tremendous gift the Eucharist is, and an invitation to keep our hearts like little children!
Our First Communion Rosary and Bracelet Gift Sets, specifically designed for children, are a beautiful way to celebrate this Sacrament of love! The rosaries are light enough for children to wear/carry, yet sturdy enough to accompany their daily adventures. They are sure to be a gift which keeps giving. Our Lady always leads us to her Son and through each bead, each Hail Mary, she will guide them time and time again back to His loving arms. Be sure to visit our store and order this Blessing gift today!
“I want to encourage everyone to visit- if possible, every day- especially amid life’s difficulties, the Blessed Sacrament of the infinite love of Christ and his mercy, preserved in our churches, and often abandoned, to speak filially with Him, to listen to Him in silence, and to peacefully entrust yourself to Him.” – Pope Francis, Message to the 2016 Eucharistic Congress.