I’ve got saints that jingle jangle jingle

This is my favorite bracelet EVER.


I don’ t know if it’s easy to see from the photo, but each medallion is a picture of a different saint.

My friend Mary gave me this bracelet for my birthday several years ago.  Interestingly, she found it not in a Catholic store, but in a little clothing boutique in Noe Valley.  I think this proves that lots of people, not just Catholics, find the saints kinda cool.

Today, All Saints’ Day, it’s nice to remember those people whose lives have inspired so many legends, books, stained glass windows, and [apparently] wristwear.  It’s also a nice chance for me to think about how my attitude towards the saints has changed over the years.  It hit a pretty significant low in college, and then, over the last twelve years or so, has been climbing  steadily.

But I think I’ll stop there and let my latest column explain further.

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