True North: Compass Cross Bracelet

True North: Compass Cross Bracelet

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.

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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!”

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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.

True North Compass Bracelet

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Nia Peeple’s Radical Heart

Nia Peeple’s Radical Heart

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

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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.

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Empower Seed of Life

Empower Seed of Life


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

 

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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.

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If Angels Could be Jealous of Men- First Holy Communion

If Angels Could be Jealous of Men- First Holy Communion

A Real Presence, A Real Grace

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.

In Him,
Maria

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We Are One World Woven Together – Peace Link

We Are One World Woven Together – Peace Link

Peace Link Bracelet

We are one world woven together through love and prayer. As you wear this bracelet, you join the victory of women rising above poverty and having their dignity restored, changing their world one bracelet at a time. Beaded in Cambodia, woven in Medjugorje…worn worldwide.

BEADING // Senhoa Foundation in Cambodia

Thank you for your purchase. Your support helps combat human trafficking through empowerment, advocacy and prevention programs. Together we are restoring dignity, one bracelet at a time.

WEAVING // Medjugorje Artisans

Handcrafted with love in the town of Medjugorje, may you be blessed by the prayers of those making each piece and the love and prayers of My Saint My Hero. Your purchase helps transform the lives of women in war-torn Medjugorje through meaningful work.

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday

Fr. Michael Gaitley, a member of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, describes mercy as, “.love’s second name.” It’s a particular kind of love, a particular mode of love when it encounters suffering, poverty, brokenness, and sin. Divine Mercy is when God’s love meets us and helps us in the midst of our suffering and sin.”

This year the feast of Divine Mercy is celebrated on Sunday April 8, the eighth and final day of Easter, known as the Octave of Easter; a day that is celebrated for the beauty of bountiful graces poured out from Jesus. His great Divine Mercy flows out from his heart and washes over those who have submitted trust and given over reliance to His eternal love.

Sr. Maria Faustina Kowalski (1905-1938) was a Polish nun, who in prayer with Jesus, received messages prompting her to bring forth an image to the world that would depict God’s great mercy for us. The painted image shows Jesus standing in a white robe with rays of red and white light beaming from His heart. Sr. Faustina had to get many artist renderings because none of the paintings revealed the beauty she saw when she had the vision. I imagine such a glorious vision that human artistry could not capture the beauty!

On that day (Divine Mercy Sunday), the very depths of My tender mercy are opened. I pour out a whole ocean of graces to those souls who approach the fount of My mercy…

Many people have been called to conversion discovering our merciful Savior in the prayers and image of Divine Mercy. Trust in Him, experience His blessings and love, and you will receive His great mercy.

We share the Image and inspiration through our My Saint My Hero Divine Mercy Bracelet which includes the simple yet powerful words, “JESUS, I TRUST IN YOU.”

Click here to pray the powerful The Divine Mercy Chaplet.

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A Special Message For Easter

A Special Message For Easter

A Special Message For Easter

 

All of us are invited to come home to where God dwells with us, wipes away our tears, and gives us the fullness of life and joy in the presence of Christ. During Easter season, you have a very special and heartfelt invitation; no matter how far you have wandered, no matter where you have gone, no matter how guilty you feel, come home to the Lord!  You will find yourself far more welcomed and loved than you could ever imagine!

Easter is a special time, it is a time of renewal, rebirth and rejuvenation. Come join me as we stretch out our hand in blessing, in pardon and in peace…may our hearts be open and may we hear the Word of God speak, “Welcome home my good and faithful servant.”

— inspired by Matthew 25:21 and the Magnificat Easter Blessing

Happy Easter

May your sojourn be blessed,

Amy D’Ambra

 

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Empower Necklace + Bracelet  Behind the Design with Nia Peeples

Empower Necklace + Bracelet Behind the Design with Nia Peeples

July 22, 2016 was the first official feast day of St. Mary Magdalene and the first day Nia Peeples walked into our office. We had never met, yet our hearts felt a kindred spirit. Truly a supernatural understanding of each other was awakened by the Holy Spirit in every cell in our being. Our hearts expanded as we began to journey together through conversation to the town of Magdala where the sacred  “Flower of Life” symbol was recently discovered. My Saint My Hero’s new Empower Seed of Life Collection, inspired by the sacred symbol, is so meaningful to Nia, to me, and to My Saint My Hero. To look at the carving of this Flower of Life dating back over 2000 years and to know that Christ himself preached from this very place in Magdala is enough to make one’s heart dance with joy.

Nia Peeples drawing the Seed of Life at the Sea of Galilee
Together, we now bring this sacred and beautiful truth as it is embedded in this symbol to you. We invite you to journey with us to the town of Magdala. Nia Peeples and I journeyed here and immersed ourselves in the sacred waters of the Sea of Galilee, we walked the footsteps of Christ and prayed in the very synagogue that the Empower symbol was emblazoned on the first altar. We prayed there and pray now that you and all people wearing this symbol may feel the love of being linked together on earth as it is in heaven. Wear Empower and be empowered through the unfailing love of God! – Amy


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We have an intuitive knowing of those who have walked before us. We are all linked together like the circles in the seed of life. We are not alone. We are divinely connected.
Amy D'Ambra and Nia Peeples designing the Empower Seed of Life Collection
Sister, daughter, mother, grandmother—may we empower one another as we link heart to heart and celebrate all the revolutionary women in our lives. Today we celebrate you. May this piece empower you to be revolutionary!

 

 

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Lent with Maclaine from A Catholic Convo Blog

Lent with Maclaine from A Catholic Convo Blog

Lent with Maclain A Catholic Convo Blog

Attend Eucharistic Adoration. Buy a sketchbook. Draw what Jesus put on your heart. Color your prayers. Write your heart out as a poem. Read old books you find in your church. Start a prayer card collection. Sing a song about Jesus every morning. Find a community. Understand your past faults. Confess and repent. Write Jesus a thank-you letter. Send someone a postcard with a prayer on it. Believe. Write your honest thoughts with your Father. Give flowers to Mary. Wear saints around your neck as friendship necklaces. Keep your heart in the hands of Jesus. Know that you are blessed. Fast. Pray. Give alms. Be here, in Lent.

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This Lent, my boldness comes from the fire of the Holy Spirit to give more of myself. I’m focusing especially on fasting because I believe a consistent sacrifice sings a song to God who gave us all we have. I enjoy only drinking water in place of any other drink during Lent to ground me to the truth that Jesus alone can satisfy. Any thirst in life that I experience can only be fulfilled by Christ, and the Holy Spirit has inspired me to apply this truth to my fasting. – Maclain/A Catholic Convo Blog

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How are you being bold this Lent? This Lent we are being bold by doing things a little different. We are featuring YOU and your stories. We want to see how you are changing the world.Share your journey for a chance to be featured this Lent – tag us on social media or share HERE! ⠀ 

 

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