IT’S A FACT! If you want a new habit to take shape in your life, practice for 40 days straight and it will become a habit! This is a scientific fact and it just happens to be perfect timing – we have an opportunity right now! We have 40 days of Lent, time to wash away anything that no longer serves you and bring in the best aspects of you!
One of the best practices that I want as a habit in my life: take 5 minutes every day in silent meditation and prayer. Just with God, to sit in His arms, rest, breathe… just be.
This is my Lenten promise… I will WAKE UP AND PRAY, 5 minutes every morning just with you God, and gradually I will add a few minutes with the hope of allowing 30 minutes in quiet prayer a day. Imagine starting each day with God! Imagine Him reminding you that you have everything you need within you. Imagine feeling loved beyond belief and being flooded with hope. The time is now to WAKE UP AND PRAY. Join me as we pray for 40 days… and forever.
An inspiration blows in like the wind, catches you by surprise, takes your breath away, your heart falls in love and races all in the same moment, and then it grabs a hold and doesn’t let go. It is undeniable yet at the same time a bit scary, and as soon as you say YES, it takes you by storm and everything in the world around you seems to point in the direction of the inspiration. This is what happened to me over 10 years ago with My Saint My Hero, the inspiration came flooding in, my heart was changed forever and still to this day, I dream and daydream of new “Wearable Blessings” to make God’s love visible and to remind us all that each and every one of us is a VITAL part of God’s amazing symphony of life. We are all called to be saints and we are all called to walk in union with God to allow miracles to happen! This is truth, this is good, this is beautiful and this is YOU! This is my call and I am incredibly grateful for every single day, every twist and turn along the way. Every time I hear a story of the Blessing Bracelet being a tangible tool for something wonderful in the world, I am in awe and grateful beyond words to be a small part of this wonder. On a personal note, my hubby and 3 kids are my daily dose of God’s unwavering LOVE! Just the other day I got a text from a girl at my son’s school. She said my son Anthony stood up for her in a time of need and became a reminder that she is strong, she is good, she is beautiful, and she is true. AMEN to all of you who share your love and light so beautifully! YOU ARE THE LOVE WE NEED NOW! If My Saint My Hero allows one of you to share your love in a tangible way… thank you! Happy 10th Year Anniversary My Saint My Hero! Thank you team, thank you friends, and thank you family! May God Bless us all…. AMEN
Join Founder and CEO of My Saint My Hero, Amy D’Ambra, as she hosts actor, author Nia Peeples and legendary surf artist, Drew Brophy for a magical afternoon of Expressing the Divine.
Spend the afternoon in the beauty of the Terranea Resort, sipping free champagne and perusing their latest works of inspiration: Nia’s precious children’s book, Drew’s Sacred Surfboards, and Amy’s newest Wearable Blessings.™
Journey with them as they share the stories that brought them here.
Join in on the conversation as Amy, Drew and Nia discuss Expressing the Divine.
RSVP to reserve your spot (the first 50 will receive a Limited Edition Empower Bracelet! +All 50 Bracelets have been assigned to RSVP Guest List, however, please continue to sign up and enjoy the free event!)*
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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!
Together we can build His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Together we can dare to dream big as we stand firm in knowing that through love, all is possible.
May our Blessed Mother reign down from heaven and fill us all divine light and love so abundant, that it overflows and ignites the light in others. One heart at a time, one blessing at a time…one love!
I am off to Spain today with my family to hike the first 100 miles of the Camino de Santiago. We start walking this Tuesday, June 25th, (by total Divine Providence) on the Feast of St. James (Santiago). I am so looking forward to this life-changing trip and feel blessed to share this opportunity with all four of my children, my future son-in-law and future daughter-in-law, and our family priest that will be marrying both couples next year. I know it will be a huge challenge for every one of us and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us.
We all have bright yellow Benedictine Blessing Bracelets on (the same color as the arrows we will be following that guide our way on this pilgrimage) to bond us in prayer and keep us connected to the memories we will make on this trip long after we are home!
Who is Saint James?
Can you just imagine these saints working up in heaven around a table and St. Joseph sitting at the head of that table leading them in the mission for his Son? I didn’t know much about St. James and really never gave him much consideration before preparing for this pilgrimage. I want to share a few of the beautiful things I have re-discovered about him. St. James was the brother of John (the Evangelist). He was one of only three apostles, along with John and Peter, that Jesus brought with him to witness Moses and Elijah appearing with Him on Mt. Tabor. And again, was one of the same three apostles that Jesus brought inside the gates with him at Gethsemane to pray with him the night He was betrayed. Can you imagine being considered “one of three” of Jesus’ closest confidants?
Friends in Heaven
Why do we not think about or hear about St. James as much as we do St. Peter or St. John? Well, millions of people must have the same question and desire to find the answer as this Pilgrimage across Spain has increased in popularity, both in the faith-filled and the secular world. That’s the thing I love the most about the saints — you don’t have to believe in them, ask them for help, or even know they exist for them to be working in your life. They are impartial witnesses to the work of God. However, the more you open your heart to the idea that they have a role in your life here on earth, the more you just might recognize them working for you in so many ways, big and small. I look forward to what this great saint has in store for me and my entire family.
A Life Changing Moment
People say that once you have walked the Camino, you will refer to your life as “before the Camino” and “after the Camino”. I have experienced this before in my life…. “before I believed, and after”, “before my first trip to Medjugorje, and after”, “before I heard the voice of God, and after”. These are all powerful life-changing moments and I look forward to this new discovery. I may be a little apprehensive about what change it may bring, but my sincere prayer is to discover God’s will for my life. St. James wrote, “…draw close to God and He will draw close to you.” (James 4:8) I plan to walk one hundred miles to show Him I want to get closer to Him. I wonder how He plans to show me?”
Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Benedict. This day is special to us here at My Saint My Hero because the Benedictine cross medal is at the heart of each of our Blessing Bracelets.
Have you ever wondered why this particular medal? You can find the answer on the prayer card that accompanies each of our bracelets.
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, 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. -Fr. John Bartunek, LC ThD
Called to Be Saints, Called to Do Good
We invite you, as we do, to wear this bracelet to remind yourself that God has given you a mission to make the world a better place, and that you can choose to fulfill that mission by using your hands to do good.
Humble Saint of God, teach us and guide us to wear the armor of God’s grace to resist evil and do good. May “The Holy Cross be my Light” be always on my lips and guide me through this day; so that in everything I say, think or do, I may help spread Christ’s Kingdom of love and light. St. Benedict, pray for us! Amen.
Gratitude is like a rare beautiful flower that can flourish in a lush garden of plenty as well as in the parched desert of suffering. It is as resilient as it is radiant. Just as a single flame can banish darkness, a single act of gratitude can light up our souls and the hearts of those around us. And just as a field of wildflowers, there can never be too much of it. It is so good for our souls. It keeps us humble, joyful, and fills us with hope.
Gratitude is something we treasure and consciously work to achieve everyday here at My Saint My Hero. We have experienced the power of this simple virtue and want to share its light with everyone. What are you grateful for today? Who are you grateful for? An educator who has patiently bestowed you with the gift of knowledge? A soulmate who has freely gifted you his or her entire heart? A family member who you love but to whom sometimes you are remiss in expressing that love? Or perhaps that team member who always has a smile and a word of encouragement despite what he or she may be going through?
Feeling gratitude is only the first step, just as watering a seed. Acting on it is the second step. Just as a flower needs both water and sunlight to blossom, so does gratitude. How do you express your gratitude? A hug? A thank you note? Spending quality time with that person? With a gift?
Our Gratitude Bracelet is a simple but exquisite way to say thank you. Not only is it a beautiful gift but one that comes with the promise of prayers (the greatest gift) and it is a physical reminder they can wear every day.
Let us never tire of thanking those around us. Gratitude begets gratitude and joy and this world can use a little more of that, don’t you agree?
Through the oceans and tides of emotions, and moments in our lives that sometimes seems to turns us upside down and then right back on our feet again… through it all, the steadfast tool that grounds us and helps to return to a place of love is the virtue of gratitude. It helps us to take a moment to think outside of ourselves and pour love into and unto another. The moment we look beyond our limited perspective and jump into the river of forgiveness our hearts open to see the flip side. On the flip side of disunity is unifying love which we very often can only reach by walking through the open door of gratitude. The bridge of separation is forgiveness and what moves us to reach across and connect is the virtue of gratitude. Today I am grateful for you because you matter to me. I see you and thank you for seeing me. Today I ask for forgiveness…I love you. – Amy D’Ambra