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Well, there’s no question these guys were wise (but, of course, not actually Wise guys) so let’s look at the gifts they brought the King. You may want to consider some of these for your loved ones.


When it comes to some of my favorite gifts for Christmas over the years, I have to admit that gold (jewelry) is especially high up on the list. Jewelry for me has such important symbolic and sentimental value. My miraculous medal and crucifix are especially important to me (don’t leave home without them!), but other pieces remind me of the giver or the occasion on which I received them. Wearing my grandmother’s wedding ring (from 1906) for my wedding or my other grandmother’s engagement ring makes me feel connected to these beautiful souls now in heaven. I know a lot of people enjoy simply decorative pieces (which of course have their place), but for me the meaning behind the jewelry is the most significant. The gift of gold is enduring…as are the gifts of God.


I only recently understood what frankincense actually is and its amazing value. Having experienced it first hand I can see why the Wise Men brought this gift to Jesus. Frankincense essential oil is known as the King of Oils for good reason. Scientific studies indicate that frankincense has anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, and anti-cancer properties. It helps with wound healing and wrinkles, scars and stretch marks and is helpful for immunity and cellular health.

After a particularly stressful event recently my jaw locked up in a painful spasm. One drop of frankincense oil under my tongue relieved it immediately. I knew the power of frankincense but, even I, was completely amazed.

But all frankincense is not created equal. doTerra’s frankincense is the most pure therapeutic grade available, suitable for aromatic, topical, and internal use. Contact us to learn more and how you can get a free frankincense during the month of December.


The third gift of the Magi, myrrh is useful in supporting thyroid and immune health, helps in treating eczema and wounds, is anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial and helps support emotional balance. Save 10% this month on this amazing and versatile oil.

Want to learn more about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils? Contact us and we’ll be happy to schedule a free consultation.

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Allison Ricciardi, LMHC

Founder and Director at The Raphael Remedy
Allison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in practice since 1990. Allison has specialized in treating emotional disorders in individuals, couples and families and uses and trains clinicians in the Baars/Terruwe method.

Allison is also the Founder and President of, a nationwide network of dedicated Catholic therapists.
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Who is St. Raphael?

"God commissioned me to heal you...I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the glory of the Lord." ~ Tobit 12:14-15

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