The Legend of the Ladybug

This beautiful time of year brings to mind many young girls and boys taking their First Holy Communion. This is a great time to order your cards. Another way to honor this milestone of faith is to give a special girl a Ladybug Rosary Bracelet.

The lady bug has many legends surrounding it. One is that according to European folklore, sometime during the Middle Ages swarms of insects were devouring the crops. Fearing that all the food crops would be destroyed, the farmers and their families prayed to the Virgin Mary for help.

Suddenly, swarms of red and black beetles appeared. These beetles ate all the destructive insects, saving the remaining crops. From then on, these beetles became known as “Our Lady’s bugs”, or “Ladybugs.” The red wings were said to represent the Virgin’s cloak and the black spots were symbolic of both her joys and her sorrows.