Red Coral Necklace embraces old world Milagros. Milagros or Miracles, found in many areas of Mexico, are used by the people to petition saints for help or protection.In Mexico, the use of Milagros is connected with an institution known as the “manda”. This where a person will ask a favor a saint, and then, in order to repay the saint after the favor has been granted, one must make a pilgrimage to the shrine of that saint, and take a Milagro and leave it there. These Milagros are typically pinned to some object of devotion in the shrine, and often a small prayer of thanks is added, written of a piece of paper, typically. People also might carry a Milagro with them in order to get its benefit. For instance, a curandera – a spiritual healer – might bless a Milagro and recommend that the person carry it in their pocket or wear it, in order to cure a physical ailment or to ward off evil, or bring about a change of fortune.