Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Job's Tear Rosary


Job's Tear Rosary



This unusual rosary is made of Job's Tears, (Coix lacryma-jobi). 

Coix lacryma-jobi is a tall grain-bearing tropical plant of the family Poaceae (grass family) native to Southeast Asia but elsewhere cultivated in gardens as an annual. It has been naturalized in the southern United States and the New World tropics. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

The seeds are plucked from the plant when dried and strung on wire or string to make jewelry and rosaries. 

The center medal depicts Mother Mary crowned by stars on the front and The Sacred Heart of Jesus on the reverse. Both the center and the crucifix are nickel silver, as is the wire used in stringing the beads. 


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Heirloom Quality Gemstone Rosary



Heirloom Quality Gemstone Rosary featuring 8mm Riverstone beads for Hail Marys. Sterling silver caps and 4mm Erinite Swarovski beads accent the 8mm Our Father beads. Strung on Sterling Silver wire with Sterling Silver Four Way Center medal and Sterling Silver Crucifix. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Mary, Undoer of Knots


Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots
Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exists in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life. You know very well how desperate I am, my pain, and how I am bound by these knots, Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of knots in the lives of His children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life. No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone. Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with your Son and my Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot.
(Mention your request here)
I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all. You are my hope. O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution, and with Christ, the freedom from my chains. Hear my plea. Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!
Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Amen.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Our Lady of Guadalupe Niño de Atocha Rosary

Our Lady of Guadalupe Niño de Atocha Rosary 


This beautiful rosary is made with 8mm gemstones: New Jade Aves and Peach Aventurine Paters. The center medal depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe on the front and Niño de Atocha on the reverse. The simple crucifix is marked Italy and Chapel on the reverse. Both are made of nickel silver, as is the wire used to string the rosary. 

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All of our rosaries are handcrafted with pride of workmanship in our non-smoking facility. We use wire wrapped "bows" as connectors on all of our rosaries, making for a sturdy rosary that will withstand even the hardiest of prayer warriors. Because of this, we are able to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on workmanship.

We are happy to design a custom rosary for you anytime!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe


Our Lady of Guadalupe Goldstone and Indian Bloodstone Gemstone Handmade Catholic Rosary

 
This lovely rosary is made from 6mm Goldstone (a man-made glittering glass) beads for the Hail Marys. They are absolutely stunning in the light! My photos do not give them justice. 

The Our Fathers on the tail portion of the rosary are 8mm Indian Bloodstone gemstone beads. On the circle portion, the Our Fathers are silver medals of Mater Dolorosa (Mary with pierced heart) on one side, and colored pictures of the Virgen de Guadalupe on the other. 

The silver center medal is matching, with Jesus crowned in thorns on one side and the colored picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the other. The nickel silver cut out crucifix is marked Italy on the reverse. 


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All of our rosaries are handcrafted with pride of workmanship in our non-smoking facility. We use wire wrapped "bows" as connectors on all of our rosaries, making for a sturdy rosary that will withstand even the hardiest of prayer warriors. Because of this, we are able to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on workmanship.

We are happy to design a custom rosary for you anytime!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Advent Rosaries


This lovely rosary boasts 8mm Czech Fire polished glass beads, in the traditional Advent wreath colors. 

The first two decades are purple for Hope and Preparation of the impending birth of Our Lord and Savior. 

The third is pink for the Joy of the Christ Child's birth. 

The fourth is again purple for the Love Christ has for humankind. 

The fifth decade is white to signify the purity of the Christ Child.

I have chosen the Pardon Crucifix and a Mary center with a circle of stars. All findings are nickel silver, including the wire.



This gorgeous rosary is made with Amethyst, Natural Rose Quartz and Dyed (White) Mother of Pearl. The Pater beads are 8mm Dyed Mother of Pearl while the Hail Marys are 6mm. 

The first two decades are purple for Hope and Preparation of the impending birth of Our Lord and Savior. 

The third is pink for the Joy of the Christ Child's birth. 

The fourth is again purple for the Love Christ has for humankind. 

The fifth decade is white to signify the purity of the Christ Child.

I have chosen the Pardon crucifix for this rosary, which has attached indulgences. A sheet explaining the indulgences is included.

Definition of Indulgence

The word indulgence originally meant kindness or favor. In Latin, it meant the remission of a tax or debt. Under Roman law, it was used to express release from captivity or punishment. In this instance, an indulgence is given to remit the temporal punishment of sin that has been forgiven.

These indulgences have been declared upon the Pardon Crucifix by Pope St. Pius X in 1905 and have been approved in the pardon of the living and the souls in Purgatory in 1907. The lengths of the indulgences were repealed in the new Enchiridion, and the indulgences were granted to remit the guilt of the sin committed: 

1. Whoever carries on his person the Pardon Crucifix, may thereby gain an indulgence.

2. For devoutly kissing the Crucifix, an indulgence is gained. 

3. Whoever says one of the following invocations before this crucifix may gain each time an indulgence: "Our Father who art in heaven, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." "I beg the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray to the Lord our God for me." 

4. Whoever, habitually devout to this Crucifix, will fulfill the necessary conditions of Confession and Holy Communion, may gain a Plenary Indulgence on the following feasts: On the feasts of the Five Wounds of our Lord, the Invention of the Holy Cross, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Immaculate Conception, and the Seven Sorrows (Dolors) of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

5. Whoever, at the moment of death, fortified with the Sacraments of the Church, or contrite of heart, in the supposition of being unable to receive them, will kiss this Crucifix and ask pardon of God for his sins, and pardon his neighbor, will gain a Plenary Indulgence.

The center medal depicts Mary crowned with stars on the front and Jesus on the reverse. 

All findings, including wire, are nickel silver. 

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All of our rosaries are handcrafted with pride of workmanship. We use wire wrapped "bows" as connectors on all of our rosaries, making for a sturdy rosary that will withstand even the hardiest of prayer warriors. Because of this, we are able to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on workmanship.



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rosarium Virginis Mariae

Green Aventurine Gemstone Rosary with Cloisonne Our Fathers


In the spiritual journey of the Rosary, based on the constant contemplation – in Mary's company – of the face of Christ, this demanding ideal of being conformed to him is pursued through an association which could be described in terms of friendship. We are thereby enabled to enter naturally into Christ's life and as it were to share his deepest feelings. 

The Rosary mystically transports us to Mary's side as she is busy watching over the human growth of Christ in the home of Nazareth. This enables her to train us and to mold us with the same care, until Christ is “fully formed” in us.

Never as in the Rosary do the life of Jesus and that of Mary appear so deeply joined. Mary lives only in Christ and for Christ!

The Rosary is both meditation and supplication. Insistent prayer to the Mother of God is based on confidence that her maternal intercession can obtain all things from the heart of her Son.

The Rosary is at the service of this ideal; it offers the “secret” which leads easily to a profound and inward knowledge of Christ. We might call it Mary's way. It is the way of the example of the Virgin of Nazareth, a woman of faith, of silence, of attentive listening. It is also the way of a Marian devotion inspired by knowledge of the inseparable bond between Christ and his Blessed Mother: the mysteries of Christ are also in some sense the mysteries of his Mother...

..it becomes natural to bring to this encounter with the sacred humanity of the Redeemer all the problems, anxieties, labours and endeavours which go to make up our lives.

To understand the Rosary, one has to enter into the psychological dynamic proper to love.

One thing is clear: although the repeated Hail Mary is addressed directly to Mary, it is to Jesus that the act of love is ultimately directed, with her and through her. 

APOSTOLIC LETTER
ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE
OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF
JOHN PAUL II
TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY
AND FAITHFUL
ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY