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         Antique and vintage religious icons used to create one of a kind bracelets and necklaces
         that promote a feeling of spiritual and bodily well-being. The inspiration for the collection
         was a visit with a sick friend living in New York post 9/11, and my own belief in saints,
         guardian angels and spirits. To me, Miracle Icons resonate with an evolved world view,
         an openness to possibilities beyond intellectual understanding and with a sense of spirit
         that transcends specific religious beliefs.

                                                                – Mary Jo Pane
                                                                   Founder, Designer

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ex voto definition

Since ancient times, requests for help from the gods and spirits have been accompanied by tokens
of gratitude and dedication. These votives often took the form of a symbol of the desired
result, placed at an altar or shrine as a sort of appreciation in advance for the intercession,
a symbol of hope or an expression of faith in the power of the request.

I have added an ex voto heart medalion to each bracelet and necklace because they represent
connection to any saint or deity – in fulfillment of a vow, in gratitude or in devotion.
They represent giving thanks or seeking grace.


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