Milagros

Milagros, also known as exvotos, are religious folk charms used both for petitioning healing prayers and as votive offerings in many countries around the world.

Milagros (also known as an ex-voto or dijes) are religious folk charms that are traditionally used for healing purposes and as votive offerings in Mexico, the southern United States, other areas of Latin America, and parts of the Iberian peninsula. They are frequently attached to altars, shrines, and sacred objects found in places of worship, and they are often purchased in churches and cathedrals, or from street vendors.

Milagros come in a variety of shapes and dimensions and are fabricated from many different materials, depending on local customs. For example, they might be nearly flat or fully three dimensional; and they can be constructed from gold, silver, tin, lead, wood, bone, or wax. In Spanish, the word milagro literally means miracle or surprise.

Used to petition the Catholic saints for help or protection, the shape of the milagro relates to the type of protection or prayer sought.  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.
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Five New Goldtone Milagros
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Five Vintage Milagros
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Aged Tin Milagros - Large - Praying man
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Silvertone milagro leg pair
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Haitian Milagro Heart Ornament with Wings
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Haitian Milagro Heart Ornament with Scrolls
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Haitian Milagro Heart Ornament with Swords
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Haitian Milagro Heart Ornament Simple
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Vintage Milagros - Praying Man or Woman
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Vintage Milagros - Standing Girl or Boy
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Five Antique Silver Milagros
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Five Antique Bronze Milagros
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