Sunday, November 25, 2012

St Kateri Tekakwitha Rosary Bracelet from Laude Arts and Gifts

St Kateri Tekakwitha Rosary Bracelet

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. 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 Aqua Terra Jasper for the AvĂ© beads in this bracelet. The name means water and appropriate name for the saint of the environment and ecology.  They are beautiful irregular, chunky beads. The Pater bead is 10mm Red Creek Jasper bead which gives a nice contrast to the Aqua Terra Jasper. The crucifix is silver colored metal and is stamped "ITALY" on the back. The charm honoring Blessed Kateri is silver colored as are the other components in the bracelet.  Please click here to learn more about this bracelet.   If you would like to see more bracelets and rosaries honoring St Kateri, please click here  or visit my shop 

If you would like to learn more about St Kateri, please visit my blog Strengthen Your Brethren 

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