Patron Saint of Mexico and the Americas
This notecard is printed on soft white deckle-edged paper crafted in Italy by the fabriano mil. The card may be framed or remove Milagro for use in jewelry, art, shrine or to carry it in a purse of pocket. The charm was made in Mexico and may be easily removed.
• Size: square 4.75 x 4.75 folded, blank inside includes envelope
• Color: deep blue, ivory white
• Materials: metal charm from Mexico, paper from Italy
• Variation: charm may vary slightly from shown
• Packaging: sealed in plastic sleeve, shipped in a stiff cardboard envelope
• Design: designed by SymbolMinded/Marie Flaherty, copyright @symbolminded/Marie Flaherty
TEXT ON BACK OF CARD:
Milagros, or tiny miracles, are small religious charms that have been used in Mexico and other areas of Latin America for hundreds of years to petition saints for guidance, help and protection. They are also used in Europe, where they are often referred to as Exvotos (Offerings).
Milagros can represent specific objects, people, body parts, animals. Milagros derive their meanings in several ways. They each have a literal and a symbolic meaning. For instance, an eye milagro might mean protection and health of the eyes or to grant insight and focus. Milagros also gain meaning through the users intentions. Your thoughts, your hopes and desires attach themselves to the milagro, making it a tool for your intention to be carried in.
These charms are used many ways. They are pinned to altars and statues of saints, or carried in order to cure a physical ailment, ward off evil, or bring about a change of fortune. Milagro are used outside of the traditional religious realm in art, jewelry, craft projects and healing treatments.
This image is copywritten and may not be used or duplicated without permission by Satuit Trading Company and Marie Flaherty. Reproduction rights remain with Satuit Trading Company.