Made in Medjugorje
Today we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions in Medjugorje.
Our Made in Medjugorje Bracelet Collection is handwoven by artisans in the small town of Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. They pray as they tie each knot, infusing each piece with love and prayer. Your purchase empowers them through meaningful work – helping them rise above poverty through the dignity of their beautiful trade
We have no doubt that our journey with My Saint My Hero has been blessed and guided by the intercession of Our Blessed Mother and all of the Saints. While on pilgrimage in Medjugorje, Amy was moved to share the blessings and protection of St. Benedict when she met a woman there hand-weaving bracelets that she fell in love with. Since she was inspired to use the medals of St. Benedict, we immediately named it a Blessing Bracelet as Benedict means blessed. Everyone wants to be blessed and we are honored to help remind them that God has given us each of us a mission and that we are ALL blessed.
"To the people who will wear our bracelets, I send the message that there is a lot of love, there is a lot of prayer, there is a lot of sacrifice in those bracelets. So when you wear it, I hope that it is a reminder that a lot of love is in there and they should pray and be strong and wear it with love." —Snježana/MSMH Artisan
My Saint My Hero partners with these artisans to foster prayer, creativity, community, leadership, and entrepreneurship as the groundwork for empowerment. Our artisans create a positive impact in their homes, communities & around the world by doing good with their hands, weaving prayers and love into every piece they craft, and by championing others into empowerment.
It started with one artisan who offered work to a friend to weave bracelets for My Saint My Hero. Anita became a leader in her community, inviting others into the same purpose through meaningful work she was experiencing. One woman grew to three women, and then to 35 across 3 communities.
“What I appreciate most about My Saint My Hero is that if a neighbor is in need of work and we get an order for more bracelets, my mom can give that work to her... she can earn a living for her family... thank you from our village to yours!” —Antonia