There are many biblical interpretations about holy incense. Incense represent the fragrance, fire and power of the Heavens and are considered sacred lights and scents offered up in gratitude. These blessed incense are The “fragrance of prayer”. I have gathered the best flowers, herbs and resins together from many sacred places in order to create these amazingly fragrant and potent incense sticks. I have also incorporated these vintage antique Italian holy cards. These beautiful prayer cards are on embossed card stock, 2″ w x 4″ h, all featuring beautiful PRAYERS to the specified saint on the back. These incense come in packs of 50 sticks.
Divine Mercy of Jesus: The Divine Mercy of Jesus was given to us by St. Faustina of the Divine Mercy Devotion. The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. Blessed Incense blend of begonia, cross vine, crown daisy brings the power to offer and share joy.
Guardian Angel: A guardian angel is an angel assigned to protect and guide a particular person or group. Some theologians believe that God assigns different angels to a person at different times in their life. There may even be times when a person has more than one angel. Blessed Incense blend of pine, vasular gum, lavender makes us aware of the constant presence of angels.
Immaculate Heart of Mary: is a devotional name used to refer to the interior life of Mary, her joys and sorrows, her virtues and hidden perfections, and, above all, her virginal love for God, her maternal love for her Son, Jesus, and her compassionate love for all people. Our Lady of Fatima asked that, in reparation for sins committed against her Immaculate Heart, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, go to confession, receive communion and recite the rosary. Blessed Incense blend of bleeding heart, costmary, clematis sends up the sound of our sacred cries.
Infant of Prague: originally a gift to the Discalced Carmelites of Prague, the Infant statue was found by Father Cyrillus behind the alter of the Church of Our Lady Victorious, 7 years after it was plundered by the Swedes. When praying in front of the Infant, Father Cyrillus heard a voice say, “The more you honor me, the more I will bless you.” Since then, the statue has remained in Prague and has drawn many devotees worldwide to go and honor the Holy Child. Blessed Incense blend of baby’s breath, snapdragon, Christmas holly offer honor and blessings to the most high.
Jesus the Good Shepherd: is a set of verses that forms one coherent unit or thought which Jesus is depicted as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep. The Good Shepherd is revisited throughout the four Gospels in references to Jesus not letting himself lose any of his sheep. Blessed Incense blend of chrysanthemum, fuchsia, field lily bring praise and glory to his name.
Lady of Grace: is the classic representation of The Blessed Mother. Given the large spectrum of human needs in varied situations, Mary’s help is sought for all of them leading to the formulation of many of her titles (good counsel, help of the sick…) Meditations on different aspects of Mary’s role in the life of Jesus, led to additional titles such as Our Lady of Sorrows. Other titles have been derived from dogmas, doctrines, and locations such as Queen of Heaven, the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Fatima.Blessed Incense blend of canna, canterbury bells, juniper offers up our prayers to the most graceful lady.
Lady of Guadalupe: is the Patron Saint of the Unborn, Patroness of The Americas, and is a miraculous image left on the cloak of St. Juan Dieo on December 9, 1531 . The lady told him to build a church exactly on the spot where they were standing. He told the local bishop, who asked for some proof. St. Juan Dieo told the lady that the bishop wanted proof, and she said “Bring the roses behind you.” Turning to look, he found a rose bush growing behind him. He cut the roses, placed them in his poncho and returned to the bishop, saying he had brought proof. When he opened his poncho, instead of roses, there was an image of the young lady in the vision. Feast day is December 12th. Blessed Incense blend of buttercup, evening primrose, damask roses venerate honor to our blessed mother.
Lady of Lourdes: Appeared as The Immaculate Conception to St. Bernadette on February 11, 1858, when Bernadette Soubirous, a 14-year-old peasant girl from Lourdes, told her mother, that she had seen a “lady” in the grotto of Massabielle. Our Lady appears on seventeen further occasions. On February 25, 1858 Our Lady of Lourdes instructs Bernadette to “drink at the spring and wash yourself there”. Lourdes water is world renowned for being a source of healing on a physical level but even more so, in the spiritual sense. Feast day is February 11th. Blessed Incense blend of rose buds, ground ivy, yellow flag iris brings petition to our beautiful lady.
Lady of Mt. Carmel: is the traditional image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Brown Scapular as revealed to St. Simon Stock and as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the late 12th century. They built a chapel which they dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, whom they conceived of in chivalric terms as the “Lady of the place.” Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is celebrated on 16 July. Blessed Incense blend of bachelor’s buttons, calla lily, geranium joins soothing prayers to the Virgin.
Lady of the Rosary: Our Lady of the Rosary is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary in relation to the rosary. In 1571 Pope Pius V instituted “Our Lady of Victory” as an annual feast to commemorate the victory in the Battle of Lepanto. Pope Gregory XIII changed the title of this feast-day to “Feast of the Holy Rosary”. The victory was attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary, as a rosary procession had been offered on that day in St. Peter’s Square in Rome for the success of the mission of the Holy League. Our Lady of the Rosary is the patron saint of several places around the world including Lourdes and Fatima.Blessed Incense blend of bellflower, job’s tears, mystical roses allow us to gaze upon the seeds of prayer.
Sacred Heart of Jesus: is one of the most famous religious devotions to Jesus’ physical heart as the representation of His divine love for Humanity. The devotion especially emphasizes the unmitigated love, compassion, and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity. The origin of this devotion derived from a French Roman Catholic nun, Marguerite Marie Alacoque, who said she learned the devotion from Jesus during a mystical experience. Blessed Incense blend of origanum maru, maltese cross, ascension flower give honor and praise to the way of the cross.
Saint Anthony: St. Anthony is the Patron Saint for finding missing objects. Saint Anthony is known in Portugal, Spain, and Brazil as a marriage saint, because there are legends of him reconciling couples. His feast day, June 13, is Lisbon’s municipal holiday, celebrated with parades and marriages. Blessed Incense blend of blue phlox, eucalyptus, lilies offer fragrant praise to the Lord’s celebration.
Saint Benedict: is patron saint against evil forces and demonic influence. Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy. Benedict’s main achievement is his “Rule”, containing precepts for his monks. Its wisdom is of two kinds: spiritual (how to live a Christian life on earth) and administrative (how to run a monastery efficiently). Half the chapters describe how to be obedient and humble. His feast day is July 11th. Blessed Incense blend of black-eyed susan, onycha, grape hyacinth shows the way to a holy, humble and disciplined life. .
Saint Christopher: is Patron Saint of Travelers and against sudden death. Once a hermit told Christopher he could serve Christ by assisting people to cross a dangerous river, promising Christopher that this service would be pleasing to Christ. Christopher then performed this service for some time, until a child asked him to take him across the river. During the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed heavy as lead. Christopher could hardly carry him across. When reaching the other side, he said to the child, “You have put me in the greatest danger. I don’t think the world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you.” The child replied, “You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. I am Christ your King, whom you are serving by this work.” The child then vanished. His feast day is July 25th. Blessed Incense blend of orchid, mistletoe, styrax resin bring strength and the power to bear all burdens.
Saint Francis: St. Francis of Asissi is the patron saint of animals and the environment and one of the two patrons of Italy (with Catherine of Siena). While going off to war in 1204, Francis had a vision that directed him back to Assisi, where he lost his taste for his worldly life, choosing to live in poverty. In 1224, he received the stigmata, making him the first person to bear the wounds of Christ’s Passion. He died in 1226 while preaching Psalm 141. Feast day is October 4th. Blessed Incense blend of birds of paradise, passion flower, oriental poppy honor the pain and suffering endured by Christ.
Saint Jude: was one of the 12 Apostles, wrote one of the books of the New Testament, and is patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. Known as Thaddaeus, he was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Saviour. Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stressing that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances. Feast day is October 28th. Blessed Incense blend of gladiolus, sweet spice, myrrh offers hope and promise to all those who seek it.
Saint Micheal: St. Michael the Archangel is a powerful defender of the Church. He is viewed as the field commander of the Army of God in which he leads God’s armies against the Devil’s forces during his uprising. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles. Feast day is September 29th. Blessed Incense blend of cosmos, asters, frankincense for offering protection and valor.
Saint Theresa: Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, was one of the most instantly popular saints of the twentieth century, due to her great appeal and her example of achieving sanctity, not through undertaking great deeds, but through personal devotion and dedication. The young nun’s autobiography, “Story of a Soul”, written at the command of her prioress, was much admired for its deep spiritual wisdom and beauty. The book presented people with a compelling example of spiritual maturity and piety achieved by an ordinary young girl. An anecdote, that she had promised to send roses as a sign of her intercession led to the affectionate nickname, the “Little Flower”. Feast day is October 15th.Blessed Incense blend of heavenly roses, bluets, camelia sends our petitions to heaven.
These incense come in packs of 50 sticks, with beautiful image and prayer card.