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The Miraculous Medal

I love the Miraculous Medal.  I have created a section just for Miraculous Medals and Holy Cards that I find.  I made this necklace some time ago, but I love the old copper and enamel medal.

 

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is the month of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Feast Day: Nineteen days after Pentecost (typically in June), on a Friday.

During apparitions to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in France around the year 1672, Jesus asked for acts of reparation, for frequent Communion, Communion on the First Friday of the month, and the keeping of the Holy Hour. The twelve promises of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary for those devoted to His Sacred Heart include:

1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
2. I will establish peace in their families.
3. I will console them in all their troubles.
4. They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and especially at the hour of their death.
5. I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source of an infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
9. I will bless the homes where an image of My Heart shall be exposed and honored.
10. I will give to priests the power of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who propagate this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be effaced.
12. The all-powerful love of My Heart will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace of final repentance; they shall not die under my displeasure, nor without receiving their Sacraments; My heart shall be their assured refuge at that last hour.

Saint Anthony

I love Saint Anthony and I love the many religious tile images you find in Spain and Portugal. I took this photo in Nerja, Spain.

This prayer to St. Anthony asks for help in finding missing items:

Saint Anthony, perfect imitator of Jesus, who received from God the special power of restoring lost things, grant that I may find (mention your petition) which has been lost. As least restore to me peace and tranquility of mind, the loss of which has afflicted me even more than my material loss.

To this favor I ask another of you: that I may always remain in possession of the true good that is God. Let me rather lose all things than lose God, my supreme good. Let me never suffer the loss of my greatest treasure, eternal life with God. Amen.

The Scapular Medal

One of my favorite medals is the scapular medal with Our Lady of Mount Carmel on one side and the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the other.  Here I have paired the medal with a pretty, vintage, butterfly wing pendant.