In difficult times, there is always hope that there’s someone watching over you. For centuries, people have called upon the supernatural power of popular saints for protection and provision.
The Holy Ones Collection embodies the strength and teachings of famous religious figures and helps us to manifest feelings of peace and harmony within. Who are these popular saints and religious figures worn for protection?
Mother Mary lived a life of unconditional love, and with it, she raised Jesus in impossible circumstances. She emanates powerful mercy that brings total forgiveness and relief to those suffering, illuminating the presence of God in every living thing. Mother Mary is blessed among women and symbolizes grace. We can learn how to show ourselves and those around us grace when embracing the story of Mother Mary.
One of the most quickly canonized saints in the history of the church, St. Anthony of Padua, encourages us to embrace the love God shows us. St. Anthony held an undying love for the poor and sick among him and devoted his life to showing them the same love that God gave him. Part of sharing love with others is forgiving and not holding on to the pain that only hurts us. When one of his most prized possessions, a book of psalms, was stolen, St. Anthony prayed that it would be returned and welcomed the thief who returned it with open arms instead of chastising him. This is how he became known as the patron saint of lost things.
If along your travels you find yourself in need of protection, look to St. Christopher, the patron saint of travelers. St. Christopher is known for helping a child cross a river by bearing him on his back. Extraordinarily heavy, the child finally revealed himself as Jesus Christ, who was carrying the weight of the world. When it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, look to the cross to ease the burden, and St. Christopher will carry you the rest of the way.
In the Christian faith, St. Michael is sometimes referred to as Michael the Archangel meaning "Who is like God," the chief of all angels. There is a prayer devoted to St. Michael, “Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection.” You don’t need to be battling in an actual war to call upon him, St. Michael can protect you during the battle of getting to work on time and maybe stopping for coffee along the way. There is no battle too big or burden too small that you can’t call on Michael to remove. Wear the symbol of St. Michael as a reminder to yourself that you are loved and protected always.
As winter gives way to the joy and new beginnings of spring, let’s rejoice in the renewal that Easter brings. The cold, grey days are alight with new hues to lift your mood. Honor your faith this season and give thanks to those that provide protection in times of trouble.