About Milagros

EX VOTOS, commonly called MILAGROS, are typically Latin American but they are also found in other countries, Spain, Italy, Egypt and Greece, to name a few. These wonderful little silver or gold devotional figures and hearts are expressions of gratitude for the intervention of Saints in petitions for help with health, safety, prosperity, unrequited love, pregnancy, babies, children and abundant flocks. Sometimes a popular Saint will have a robe covered with little replicas of arms, legs, babies, cows, burros and innumerable other figures that represent cures through prayer.

These little figures are often done by village silversmiths and they may be somewhat primitive, but more often they show remarkable artistry and true emotional and devotional power.