Milagros is a Spanish word for “miracle” or “surprise,” and for many years the little charms have been used in prayer petitions and thanksgiving. For example: If your request is to heal a broken relationship, or for someone who has had a heart attack, the image could be shaped as a heart. The charms are attached to a cross, an altar, a wall of a church or to a statue of a saint.
To learn more about the Milagros and for directions on how this project can be used as a Lenten project, go to the lesson plan. You’ll find a supplies list and directions for making a “Milagros Cross” in the 6th Grade Projects Gallery in the sidebar to the right.