The advertised bracelet is in reference to "slavery of love" mentioned in the book True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort, and the slogan "To Jesus through Mary". It's unlikely you've heard of any of that, and if not, did you take the time to research? The probability you didn't is high, but you should, so, in the meantime I'll briefly explain the book is a thirty-three day exercise for increasing one's spirituality, and ability to truly serve the Lord Jesus Christ. The bracelet is a symbol of recognition for completing the aforementioned spiritual exercise.Rian wrote:BTW, here's an ad that was on the Catholic encyclopedia where I was looking into these issues. This type of thing bothers me; I really think that the focus put on Mary is unnecessary and even detrimental, but I still think the RCC has the basic tenets right, so I wouldn't go around saying that the RCC is a cult and people shouldn't go there.
The product description is this:I don't need to get to Jesus through Mary and neither does anyone else, and I think this type of thing is detrimental and confusing and takes away from the focus on Christ and getting on with his mission of loving God and loving others. However, I'm humble (in the good sense) enough to realize that I don't know all of God's ways, and that some people might be at a point in their lives where they need this, so I'm still not against the RCC as a whole, although I'll respectfully argue against some of their doctrines that IMO are harmful, while also realizing that my church isn't perfect, either.ad for Mary jewelry wrote:Product Description
The symbolism of this sterling silver bracelet indicates that the wearer has made the Total Consecration to Mary through the formula set forth by St. Louis Marie de Montfort in "True Devotion to Mary." This beautiful sterling silver bracelet, symbolic of the chains of slavery, features a centerpiece of the the "M" representing Mary and the cross entwined in it represents the slogan "to Jesus through Mary."
You won't find this unique bracelet anywhere else! Made exclusively for the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
"It is very praiseworthy and helpful for those who have become slaves of Jesus in Mary to wear, in token of their slavery of love." – True Devotion to Mary
Now, Jesus didn't arrive on Earth like Superman. He was conceived in, carried by, born from, and educated by Mary whom God the Father chose. And, you've already gotten to Jesus not only through God the Father, but Mary as well, by Her "yes" to bringing Him into this world. What do you think the slogan "To Jesus through Mary" means, and why is it detrimental, confusing, taking the focus away from Christ, loving God, and others?