PETITE OPAL CROSS NECKLACE
May the light of the cross be your guide and may love surround you always. Wear this necklace as a reminder to look up to the heavenly sky and feel the wonder of God’s infinite love.
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The petite cross is made from genuine opal gemstone – each cross is slightly different and varies in color.
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WHO IS SAINT BENEDICT?
“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
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 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!
St. Benedict Feast Day – July 11
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
Each year our jewelry lines are renewed, colors enhanced, and new designs are created through inspiration, travel, and collaboration.
My inspiration is thanks to my love and passion for the sea and its wonders for all of God’s divine glory. The Island of Ischia inspires, love speaks, and creativity abounds.
Written inside these doors of St. Antonio cathedral in Ischia, a saint considered a “wonder worker,” are the words “Si Quaeris Miracula,” which translates to “If thou seek miracles. May we all say YES to our unique call to be acts of wonder for the world to witness Christ through our actions of love.
Thank you for joining our pilgrimage of love and our mission to live life fully alive. We exist to make God’s love visible. Our Wearable Blessings™ are tangible reminders of the supernatural in the natural, of the wonder of life, and our intimate call to be light in the world. – Amy D’Ambra
New Seven Blessings Bracelet
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.
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!
“You change the world by being who you are. You’re offering the opportunity for other people to do the same thing.” – Nia PeeplesClick to tweet
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!
How to Change the World –
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!
Life is a journey. Every day we face twists and turns along the way and we must decide which direction to go. Our compass is the Cross. Jesus is our true north, the singular guide for navigating life. Wear this bracelet and allow your inner compass to gently lead you on…one sure step at a time.
Our Compass is the Cross
Christ’s Cross summarized everything Jesus taught, did, and suffered, all for our salvation. When we were baptized, the sign of the cross was traced for the first time on our heads and our breasts so that the Lord’s wisdom would inspire our hearts and minds throughout our life’s journey.
It is the sign of the Cross that continues to accompany and inspire us every step of the way. For the Cross, accepting the Father’s will even when it was difficult, was Christ’s own path in life. So it must also mark the path of every Christian. Our Savior taught us to pray to God our Father, “Thy Kingdom come!”
At every turn in the road, at every intersection and every stop along the way, this must be our motto: “Lord, what do you want me to do? How do you want me to live?” We must learn to ask that question, deep in the core of our being and hear the Holy Spirit’s answer, guiding us from within.
Read Earlier Post – We Pray
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.