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Are Birthstones New Age?

                                                                      (Image by Bryce Edwards, cc-by-2.0, Wikimedia Commons)

MH writes: “I'm wondering if you would know if there is any new age connection to birthstones?  I'm from Ireland and wanted to get my niece a ring for her eighteenth birthday and she wants a birthstone ring. I'm not certain if there is any new age association. I would really appreciate it if you could answer this question.” 

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Sudden Change

September 21

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

The other Evangelists, out of respect for Matthew, did not call him by his common name, so they said Levi. But Matthew called himself Matthew and a publican, that he might show his readers that no one ought to despair of salvation … since he himself suddenly changed from a publican to an apostle.”

                                                                        -St. Jerome on St. Matthew

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