Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lady of Guadalupe bracelets

Do you ever see people with these bracelets?
Many, many Mexican people or Spanish speaking people wear these bracelets showing their devotion to the Lady of Guadalupe ( the virgin Mary) The images on the bracelet represent different incarnations of her.

Interestingly enough, a lot of other people are wearing these bracelets as they have become very popular- a fad if you will.  Many of these people are not Mexican or Catholic. many do not know who the Lady of Guadalupe is!

At the last lacrosse tournament I had a basket of Lady bracelets left over from a Catholic fundraiser and I was amazed to find girls going crazy over these bracelets. I sold out right away!

I think it is a positive phenomenom when fads or traditions from other cultures cross over to the masses.
Do you have this bracelet? If so, is there a story or an interesting reason?
I am curious, let me know :)


OHN said...

I think it is very interesting too. I have often seen Jewish traditional symbols that I like, but always felt that I would be violating something ( I have no idea what ) if I were to wear it as a fun piece rather than what it is meant to represent.

Curiously, I have a necklace that was my grandmothers and I know she wore it to mass (EVERY DAY..she went to the 5 AM mass, AND SHE WALKED to get there) and I have not been able to find out what it represents. I would love to find an older diehard Catholic to see if they know.

Mrs. K said...

I've been on the hunt for one (I'm Spanish not Mexican) with charms in between instead of beads- I saw one and LOVED it and haven't been able to find one since- came from Venezuela. And girl I have been meaning to email you. I am just on vacation mentality right now for our London trip and raincoats are hard to find!

Pink Martini said...

Perhaps it's just a sense of comfort or like a talisman to some? I have a friend who pins an evil eye to her bra strap and wears one on a bracelet and necklace. Maybe we'd all like to get a little extra help. :)

Caffeine Court said...

I've seen them on people and always admired them.

I don't know if I could pull it off...but they are pretty.

Joyce said...

I have never seen this bracelet. I will have to keep my eyes out for one- It looks a fun piece to wear. Did you say, yours are all gone? Dang...

preppyplayer said...

Ohn, -I say wear it! I am guessing your grandmother either wore a miraculous medal or a scapular.

mrs. K- I know there are some beautiful ones out there. And no worries regarding emails- you've been busy! Have a wonderful time in London :)

Pink- I do think any extra help never hurts.

Jill- I think you could pull it off, just not on the tennis court :)