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St. Michael Niner Chaplet Bracelet, Hand-painted Medal

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St. Michael Niner Chaplet Bracelet, Hand-painted Medal

This one of a kind chaplet bracelet is handmade with 5mm ruby red glass beads, an ornate crucifix with a bronze-toned antiqued patina imported from Italy, a chain extension and lobster clasp if you want to wear it or secure it around a statue or rearview mirror, and a holy medal of St. Michael handpainted in bright and durable enamels.  The saintly protector par excellence, Michael is called on to defend against dangers both spiritual and physical and from enemies both known and unknown. Unclasped, this chaplet’s length from end to end is 8.75″. Will fit a 7.5″ wrist, but I’m...

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When Angels Are Saints and Saints Are Angels

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I very frequently see folks online say things like this: “Though technically speaking Archangel Michael is not a Saint [sic], sometimes this entity is venerated as one.” I’m not linking to the source for that because my goal is not to single anyone out for being wrong. Thing is, this is not an uncommon misperception. It’s pretty easy to find multiple websites and blogs that say something to this effect – even those of folks who are otherwise pretty well-versed in folk religion and/or folk magic. If this were just a couple of blogs and not a pretty widespread point...

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