Henriette Decade Bracelet | Summer Exclusive | Medium
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This beautiful gemstone decade bracelet features Snow Quartz beads as the paters and Magnesite beads as the aves. Each bracelet also includes a “bookmark” crucifix medal. This medal is moveable and can help you keep track of where you are at in your rosary as you pray throughout your day.
Each bracelet is strung on durable elastic making it easy to stretch and wrap around your wrist without fear of snapping it.
Born March 11 1813 in New Orleans Louisiana. Her mother was a free woman of color and her father was from France. In 1836 she founded a small unrecognized congregation or order of nuns, which she named as the Sisters of the Presentation. The original members consisted of DeLille, seven other young Creole women, and a young French woman. They cared for the sick, helped the poor, and instructed free
and enslaved children and adults. They took into their home some older women who needed more than visitation and thereby opened America's first Catholic home for the elderly. In 1837, Father Etienne Rousselon of New Orleans secured the new congregation's formal recognition from the Holy See. DeLille took the title of Mother in the order. In 1842, the congregation changed its name to the Sisters of the Holy Family. Henriette DeLille continued a life of service to the poor of New Orleans. Mother Henriette died in 1869 at the age of 49. The Sisters of the Holy Family remain active today. Its 96 members serve the poor by operating free schools for children, nursing homes, and retirement homes in New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana; Washington, D.C; Galveston, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; and California in the US; and a mission in Belize. She was declared venerable by Pope Benedict VI in 2010.