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The Artisans of Medjugorje

The Artisans of Medjugorje

The Mission of My Saint My Hero is to transform the world one life at a time through the experience of being blessed and sharing that blessing with others. With your purchases, you are empowering women of Medjugorje through meaningful work – helping them rise above war-torn poverty with the dignity of their beautiful trade.

The women artisans of Medjugorje - mysaintmyhero.com

Left to right: Dijana, Marijana, Jasna, Anita, Amy D’Ambra, Lenka, Christine Rich, Snježana, Milena

 

Anita

Anita

Marijana

Marijana

 

Antonia

Antonia

Milena

Milena

Jasna

Jasna

Snježana

Snježana

Lenka

Lenka

 


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Anita

  • Anita - artisan of Medjugorje - mysaintmyhero.com

    There is a connection in these bracelets between us and you. I always discover something. I always discover God. Always. Always something happen. We have a problem, how are we going to make hundreds and hundreds of bracelets? We were worried, I was. In one minute, everything is clear. In one minute, everything is okay with no problems. Another thing, someone comes to our shop and I see they are poor, they don’t have money. They need work. Its… I don’t know how to explain but it’s someone telling me, putting the sentence in my head, “You should call this man or this lady, and she must make bracelets for you.” It’s really strange. But I feel God is real. I feel God a lot in this, our business.

  • Marijana

  • Marijana - artisan of Medjugorje - mysaintmyhero.com

    My husband helps weave the bracelets when he comes home from work. The reason we are making the bracelets is to make a living, but we enjoy it also. We are so happy when we put all the bracelets on the table and see how beautiful they are. It also helps us get what the kids need for school and many other things that a family of five people need. In our country, in our situation, with one salary, that is impossible, so we are always looking for another way to help our kids, and even myself when I can.

    God gave us this opportunity to make money, but when we make the bracelets we feel a lot of love because this is such a blessing, and I am giving blessings to all the people who will wear these bracelets.

    Pray to God, to give us the patience and to give us the strength for our life, and to give us patience and to be calm in all the moments we have problems. So pray to God that in those moments we are patient, and calm, and peaceful.

  • Antonia

  • It started with my family and I am so happy that I can help my friends and other families. I hope you feel our love and our prayers.

  • Milena

  • Milena - artisan of Medjugorje - mysaintmyhero.com

    Those bracelets are coming to our home and are bringing us joy because every week, we are waiting for the orders and which color will they be and how many of this and how many of that. It’s how we make a living here during this hard time for our country.

    I want all the people who wear the bracelets to feel the special blessing we feel when we are making the bracelets and the special blessings of where these bracelets come from, where the Blessed Mother is here in Medjugorje.

    Please pray for our family and for my kids, and pray that God gives a lot of blessings to my family and that they are healthy and happy.

  • Jasna

  • Jasna - artisan of Medjugorje - mysaintmyhero.com

    I love to do the bracelets because I’ve always loved to make hand weavings. When I was young, I would always be making something. With my three kids, it helps so much because I am getting paid when I make the bracelets, which makes life much easier. Like everyone who is making these bracelets, I can give my kids a better life. I have two students and one is in high school, so it’s a much better life we have since making the bracelets.

    Each week when we are finishing the bracelets, we take holy water and bless the whole group of bracelets. I want all the people wearing the bracelets to feel that blessing and that love that is being sent to them for life.

  • Snježana

  • Snjezana - artisan of Medjugorje - mysaintmyhero.com

    First of all, I do this because I adore making the bracelets with my hands because I love crafting. Secondly, it helps financially and the third thing, most importantly I can help my neighbors, by giving them some bracelets to make so they can make some money too. That is the most important thing.

    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.

    Pray for me, for my family, for my kids, and for my husband, and all the families that are included in this project. We all need the prayer and prayer is necessary for everyone.
    When I started making the bracelets it was my family, and two other families. Now it is eleven families.

  • Lenka

  • Lenka

    Thank you first of all, and I feel a little bit bad that I don’t speak any English. I would like to tell you something from the heart.

    My life is much much different now because I know that I will make some money for my kids and my family. My family lives much much better and so does my extended family. I hope that our work will grow and grow and I hope to have more work so that I can send my oldest daughter to college.

    In the group I work in weaving the bracelets, it’s five college students, and they are sending you a message. They are telling you, “Thank you, thank you very much for this opportunity that we can make some money, that we can keep studying, and we hope this work continues to grow so we can do better and better.”

    Everyone’s life is not easy. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s very hard. And in my life, many bad things have happened, I lost my husband, I lost my mother five years ago, and just a month ago, I lost my father.

    So I give the message to all the people wearing our bracelets that we have to be strong and we have to be thankful for each moment that we wake up and have a blessed day. It doesn’t matter how bad life is or the bad things that happen, we have to be strong and thankful to God for every day of life.

    Sometimes when we have a problem, I think it’s the other one trying to get us mad and not do our work, but when I feel that the evil is close to us, I start praying to God, to the Holy Spirit, everything calms down, and everything becomes okay. When we have the problems, I say “Dear God, you gave this to me, if it’s your will, let me do this, or take it all from me.” We take holy water and bless everything, the space where the saint medals are, the space where the cording is. Everything. And I say that we should be praying.

    I am praying every day for the people who come in contact with these bracelets, for the people making the bracelets, for the people wearing the bracelets, for you and for me. Every morning when I wake up, I say, “Dear God, please protect all the people that are in this project and give them the power to live and to be able to wear all the problems in their life or in their day.”

    Pray for me, that God gives me power to live with hope with all the problems that life brings and pray for my kids that, at the end of my life I can say that my kids are healthy and going to be okay and now I can go away or stay with them if God wants.