Monday 16 October 2017

Michaella’s spiritual book she held during hearing - ‘Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know’

Irish-born Michaella McCollum, handcuffed, arrives for a court hearing, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. McCollum along with Melissa Reid, of Britain, were detained on Aug. 6 at Lima's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine on a flight to Spain and were formally charged for drug trafficking. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Irish-born Michaella McCollum, handcuffed, arrives for a court hearing, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. McCollum along with Melissa Reid, of Britain, were detained on Aug. 6 at Lima's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine on a flight to Spain and were formally charged for drug trafficking. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Michaella McCollum Connolly (L) and Melissa Reid (R) leave the court at Sarita Colonia prison in Callao December 17, 2013. McCollum Connolly, of Dungannon in Northern Ireland, and Reid, from near Glasgow in Scotland, were sentenced to six years and eight months each in prison for smuggling cocaine out of Peru, according to their lawyer. The women were arrested at Lima airport in August after 11 kg (24 lb) of cocaine worth 1.5 million pounds ($2.3 million) was found in their luggage, according to authorities. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
Michaella McCollum Connolly, cuffed, arrives at court at Sarita Colonia prison in Callao December 17, 2013. McCollum Connolly, of Dungannon in Northern Ireland, and Melissa Reid (unseen), from near Glasgow in Scotland, charged in Peru with drug trafficking, were sentenced to six years and eight months each in prison, according to their lawyer. The two women were arrested at Lima airport in August after 11 kg (24 lb) of cocaine worth 1.5 million pounds ($2.3 million) was found in their luggage, according to authorities. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
Michaella McCollum Connolly leaves the court at Sarita Colonia prison in Callao December 17, 2013. McCollum Connolly, of Dungannon in Northern Ireland, and Melissa Reid, from near Glasgow in Scotland, were sentenced to six years and eight months each in prison for smuggling cocaine out of Peru, according to their lawyer. The women were arrested at Lima airport in August after 11 kg (24 lb) of cocaine worth 1.5 million pounds ($2.3 million) was found in their luggage, according to authorities. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo
Melissa Reid, of Britain, handcuffed, arrives for a court hearing, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Reid along with Irish-born Michaella McCollum, were detained on Aug. 6 at Lima's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine on a flight to Spain and were formally charged for drug trafficking. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Melissa Reid, of Britain, right, and Irish-born Michaella McCollum, back, both handcuffed, arrive for a court hearing, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. Reid and McCollum were detained on Aug. 6 at Lima's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine on a flight to Spain and were formally charged for drug trafficking. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

AS a solemn faced Michaella McCollum Connolly arrived at court, she was preparing for the worst by carrying a book about spirituality and wearing a religious bracelet.

When the young woman was initially arrested, she made glamorous appearances in court with her hair styled in a fashionable top knot and a leather jacket.

Yesterday, with a more demure appearance in a khaki green

t-shirt and jeans, the young woman accessorised her look with the spiritual book Secrets About Life Every Woman Should Know and a religious bracelet alongside her handcuffs.

Written by American expert Dr Barbara De Angelis, the book is described as focusing on giving women confidence, clarity and peace, and the emotions to deal with life's tribulations.

Adorning her wrist alongside her restricting handcuff, was the increasingly popular wooden saints’ bracelet.

One story surrounding the meaning of the religious bracelet is that the images will fall off over time, and the remaining saint is the one that you should pray to.

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