Milagros or Miracles, found in many areas of Latin America, are used by the people to petition saints for help or protection. In many of the churches one can see wooden statues of various saints, the Virgin Mary, or of Christ. On these figures the people often pin small metal images of arms, legs, animals, praying figures or other symbols of their prayers.
These Milagros serve to remind the saint of the person’s prayers or to thank the saint for prayers that have been answered.
Horse or sheep figures may be left to ask for help in healing a sick animal or for fertility. Students may leave an open book asking for divine intervention in their grades. Hearts are often left to thank the saint for answering the prayers of the lovelorn. Each Milagro is specially made for a unique purpose so the variety is enormous.
Come see our collections of milagros – besides pinning them to a wall, they also make excellent pendants and are great for gifts and crafts projects!