Tuesday, November 27, 2012

St Kateri Rosary Bracelet with Amazonite from Laude Arts and Gifts

St Kateri Rosary Bracelet at Laude Arts and Gifts

St Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be beatified. She was born in 1656. As young girl, she contracted small pox and her face was terribly disfigured by the disease. She converted to Catholicism as a young woman and because of this she was shunned by her tribe. She suffered greatly because of her faith. She was devoted to the Eucharist and cared for the sick and elderly. Like St. Therese, she died at the tender age of 24  After her death, the terrible scars that left her so disfigured from small pox cleared up leaving her with a smooth beautiful complexion.  She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1980 and she will be canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct 21, 2012. She is the patron of the environment and ecology.

Because of this, I chose 8mm Amazonite beads for the Aves to represent the sea and the sky and 3mm bronze spacers along with an 8mm man made African turquoise bead for the Pater to represent the earth. The crucifix, St Kateri charm and toggle clasp are silver colored metal.  Please click here to learn more about this bracelet.  Please visit my shop, LaudeArtsandGifts.com to see more of my rosary bracelets and rosaries. 

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