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Our Lady's Prayer scarf at MedjugorjeI am privileged to have a friend who has been making annual pilgrimages to Medjugorje since 2001. Her devotion to Our Lady is deeply inspiring.

For the uninitiated, Medjugorje is a small village in Bosnia-Hercegovina, where the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world since 1981.

On her recent and 13th consecutive trip to Medjugorje, this beloved child of Mother Mary & Jesus graciously donned Our Lady’s Prayer, a silk chiffon scarf by VAL, when she made her way to Apparition Hill.

A very touching and meaningful gesture for me particularly, that my humble creation made it to this most sacred of places.

The scarf was designed with a background of beautiful roses over which the Hail Mary, a short but powerful prayer dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary is laid out. One end of the long scarf is highlighted with a Murano glass image of the Madonna and Child while the other is adorned with my mother’s jade rosary.

Our Lady's Prayer silk chiffon scarf by VAL

Our Lady’s Prayer silk chiffon scarf by VAL

I feel the warm embrace of the prayer and of Our Lady when the scarf is around my shoulders. I hope the same special feeling is experienced by anyone who puts on the scarf too.

Finally, a very sincere thank you to my friend………I am most grateful. May Our Lady always keep you in her loving care.