These Milagros both represent the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Oh how I long to make the merciful heart of Jesus known!!
The large Sacred Heart of Jesus Milagro measures 9.25x 5.5 inches and weights 2.6 oz. The flame above represents the burning light of divine love. The swirls on the sides represent the depth of love of Jesus's yes to the crown of thorns. The heart has a hook on back if you choose to hang. It can be used as a Christening gift, given in time of need for healing, or for individual prayer. It is high quality and made of metal. It is gilded gold in color. They come in a vintage style with natural patina making each one unique. Each Milagro comes with a gift bag, a meditation, and a card describing the history of Milagros.
The Grace Received Milagro is the Sacred Heart with GR on the heart and measures 5.25" x 4." GR stands for Grazie Ricevuto meaning Grace Received. These are often given as gifts to honor someone who has received a particular grace. They are often given when God’s grace is very apparent. Whether it's the birth of a child, a new home or an illness that has passed, these are just a few of the occasions where this symbolic gift will honor the grace in someone's life. God’s grace is upon us and with us. He desires us to know of His closeness. He longs to astound us by how close He truly is to us. May you be aware of God’s tender closeness to you today!
These Milagros can be hung on altars, around the neck of statues, hung on a wall. Use as a Christmas ornament, holiday decor or a christening gift. They are truly a unique hostess gift.
Jesus, I come before your heart, with all that I am. I give you my hesitations, my frustrations, my desires, and my happiness. I entrust to you, my loneliness, my uncertainties, and all that I long for in life. My heart is yours. I know you desire good things for me and that you are a God of rich abundance. I give you my yes, even as I see the thorns that line your heart. I whisper yes, even as I sit in my own humanity and littleness. I know you have magnificent plans for my life. I can’t see most of your plan, but I desire to enter into it with boldness and confidence. Help me burn with love for your people, and tenderly care for your flock. Hearts of the Holy Family, thank you for your spiritual adoption. Please be with me on my path to healing and as I say yes to Jesus. I love you, and ask for constant reminders of your love for me. Amen.
Help me discern what suffering is not mine to carry, so I can reside in freedom. Hearts of the Holy Family, thank you for your spiritual adoption. Please be with me on my path to healing and as I say yes to Jesus. I love you, and ask for constant reminders of your love for me.
The word Milagros means miracles in Spanish. They are found throughout Mexico, the southern United States, other areas of Latin America and parts of the Iberian Peninsula. They are traced as far back as the ancient Iberians, who inhabited coastal regions of Spain. Milagros are usually small metal religious charms but also come in a variety of shapes. Often gifted during a time of need, Milagros are given during monumental events in one's life. Oftentimes, they are given or purchased when someone needs immense physical or emotional healing, or for a celebratory event. Historically, when that prayer request has been answered, they are then taken on pilgrimage to the local church or a church that has significance to the family. In many Latin American parishes, entire walls and altars are covered in Milagros. They have been left after a prayer has been answered, a sign of reverence to God for His faithfulness and a sign of immense gratitude.
Historically, they are in the shape of body parts that may need healed, like eyes, arms, or legs. Or they may be in the shape of cattle during times of hunger or famine. Sometimes the shapes are more conceptual and represent things like travel, family, unity, romance, or protection. The most universal shape used, is the heart, representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, or the Most Chaste Heart of Joseph. The hearts represent love, healing, gratitude, family unity, and protection. Different groups of people, from diverse countries, often make Milagros out of what they have. In Haiti, Milagros are almost always made out of thick tin. The designs are incised with a pressure tool. In Mexico, they are often a much thinner tin with bright colors and shapes. Other places, they are constructed from gold, silver, tin, lead, wood, bone or wax.
When a prayer is answered, families will often all pilgrimage together and leave their prayer intentions on small pieces of papers beneath their Milagros. Many families hang the Milagros in their homes instead, as a reminder of God’s incredible providence.