Our Lady Of Mt Carmel in Deep Terracotta Jasper Necklace

Our Lady Of Mt Carmel in Deep Terracotta Jasper Necklace

68.00

This captivating necklace is made with a bronze Our Lady of Mount Carmel medal depicting Our Lady holding the Child Jesus. The terra-cotta Jasper beads are semi-precious gemstones that contain occasional lacy bands of white quartz. The substantial medal is perfectly accented with the black glass beads and antiqued bronze metal beads.

The story of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (quoted from AmericanCatholic.org):
Hermits lived on Mount Carmel in northern Israel in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” They soon celebrated a special Mass and Office in honor of Mary. In 1726 it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For centuries the Carmelites have seen themselves as specially related to Mary. Their great saints and theologians have promoted devotion to her and often championed the mystery of her Immaculate Conception.
There is a tradition that Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, a leader of the Carmelites, and gave him a scapular, telling him to promote devotion to it. The scapular is a modified version of Mary’s own garment. It symbolizes her special protection and calls the wearers to consecrate themselves to her in a special way. The scapular reminds us of the gospel call to prayer and penance—a call that Mary models in a splendid way.

  • Medal: Bronze recast Our Lady of Mt. Carmel medal, 1 and 5/16 inch

  • Beads: Terra-cotta Jasper semi-precious gemstones, black glass beads and Celtic rectangular antiqued-bronze toned pewter beads

  • Clasp: Bronze S hook

  • Length: 22 inches


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