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 

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Rosary Lady Website Revamp and Relaunch

Autumn Jasper and Carnelian Gemstone Sterling Rosary
February 2015 marked the 18th year since my conversion to Catholicism. It was an issue I struggled with for several years, being a former Lutheran, and originally Baptist. I had a problem with the “idolatry issue”, especially concerning the Blessed Virgin. My stepsons were coming home from school with questions I could not answer, and for their sake, I began catechism lessons. The more I studied the catechism, I understood this issue differently. One of the students in my Bible study group made this comment: “What better way to get to the heart of a Man, than through His Mother.” I really wanted all of our family to feel unified in our religious beliefs since my own sons were attending preschool at our parish. I felt a great urge to be married within the church, for my own selfish reasons, and for everyone involved.
Shortly before my confirmation, I purchased for myself a lovely rosary made from crystal Aurora Borealis beads. I did not know how to pray the rosary yet, but I was going to learn! When my confirmation Mass was over, Father Byrnes presented me with another rosary, one made of Job’s Tears. My oldest son fawned over the gift and said he would like to have one on his confirmation. Many years ago, after searching several shops, I gave up on the idea of locating a Job’s Tears rosary for him. After all, I had some time until his confirmation.
In the meantime, I contacted Our Lady’s Rosary Makers, hoping they would have a lead. They did not, but I ordered a kit for the mission cord rosaries and also the wire rosaries. In no time at all, I was making rosaries myself and quite pleased with the feeling of stewardship it gave me.
A grandmother who attended daily Mass with my youngest son and I asked me to make single decade rosaries for her prison ministry. I gladly obliged. Then my first grader asked if I could teach his classmates how to make the rosary. I solicited the help of another mother who attended Mass with me, and we were on a roll! I began to think of us as the rosary ladies. After first grade, we went to the Kindergarten classes. When the new school year started up again, the second grades made rosaries for the missions in Fiji. We received a wonderful letter from the priest, stating that the rosaries arrived a few days before the students’ First Communion, and they were able to give each of them a new rosary. They even sent a picture of all of them proudly displaying their rosaries.
Each school year, we visited the classrooms and continued to make rosaries for donation to the various missions and pro-life groups. After the 9/11 Tragedy, the second graders made rosaries  to send to a Catholic parish near the World Trade Center. The children were so pleased to be helping others. One year the kids made a personalized rosary to keep for themselves.
In order to help fund my mission rosary project, I began selling the wire rosaries at my sons’ school, for First Communion and Confirmation gifts. Soon I was selling on eBay (momof5boys1) and began my own massive collection of unusual rosaries. A local Catholic store purchased my rosaries and sold them in their store and on their website.
Aside from raising funds for the mission projects, I pray that my efforts will further the devotion to the rosary and the Blessed Mother. It gives me great joy to know that my creations are in the hands of people all over the world and are being used to strengthen their commitment to their faith, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Mother. May the Holy Spirit come down upon me and continue to bless me with this gift for years to come, and may our Heavenly Father find pleasure in my works.
Incidentally, my family now has no shortage of Job’s Tears rosaries!

I love to custom design personalized rosaries and gladly welcome all inquiries.  
Yesterday I relaunched my website, it is now mobile friendly and easier to navigate.  I hope you will stop in and have a look.  Please share it with your family and friends as well!  
God Bless and Peace be With You,
The Rosary Lady

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cruz de Caravaca Rosary


Cruz de Caravaca Rosary with Mother of Pearl Beads and Our Lady of Guadalupe/Santo Nino de Atocha Center Medal 



History of the Cruz de Caravaca: 
    In the early 8th century, Arabs and Berbers invaded the Iberian peninsula and occupied the territory. It took almost 800 years for Christians to reconquest the land.

    In about the middle of that period, in the year 1231 (or 1232 by some accounts), a miracle occurred in the southeastern Spanish town of Caravaca de la Cruz. The town is set among the rugged sierras of Murcia, which at that time was still a Moorish kingdom under Zeyt-Abuzeyt. Being several generations away from the initial invaders, he was from a line of well-established monarchs and one of his duties was to protect the region from invasion by the Christians. The Christian Reconquesta took various forms; from fighting to gradual infiltration through missionaries. One such Christian missionary was Don Gínes Pérez Chirinos de Cuenca. He was captured and taken before the Muslim king who was curious about certain aspects of the Christian faith. In particular, he was interested in the Christian celebration of the Last Supper and asked the missionary to demonstrate the procedure. One can imagine the priest would be reluctant to do this - in those days only believers were present during the sacrament. Nevertheless, he agreed and the king arranged for the necessary apparatus: an altar draped with a pall cloth, bread and wine, and some candles. One important element, however, was missing: the cross. The missionary explained that the presence of a cross was critical to the Eucharist and he could not continue without one. The king exclaimed: "So what is that?" (but in Iberian, of course), pointing to something at the window. From the heavens, two angels appeared carrying a cross, which they placed on the altar and then disappeared.

    The priest continued with the Mass. In the Catholic Church, when the bread and wine are consecrated during Mass, they cease to be bread and wine and become instead the body and blood of Christ. The empirical appearances are not changed, but the reality is. When missionary Don reached the consecration stage, the king saw a beautiful baby instead of the bread (Host). The king was so taken aback by this miraculous image that he, and his family, converted to Christianity and asked to be baptized into the Christian faith. Many believe that the cross delivered by the angels included a piece of the True Cross.
(Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caravaca_de_la_Cruz)


Prayer for the Cruz de Caravaca
Holy Cross of Caravaca, I take refuge under your mighty power so that your force distances from my life any wrong or illness that may trouble me and retire the pains that afflict me. Oh, Heavenly Cross, for the power of the good, liberate me from all wrong. Incline the Lord to hear my plea, with which I implore love and understanding for my health. Guide me, Holy Cross of Caravaca, in the traffic of my terrestrial life and illuminate me. Preserve me in the most dangerous moments of my life, mainly when my health is precarious. I beg you, blessed Cross, that your support come into to my life and I be well in order to continue maintaining my willpower and my health. Amen.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

THE CHAPLET OF ST. JOSEPH



This chaplet is divided into fifteen groups of four beads consisting of one white and three purple beads. The white bead symbolizes St. Joseph 's purity, and the purple beads his saintly piety. A mystery of the Rosary is considered on each white bead, and two Hail Marys are said. On the purple beads say:

Praised and blessed by Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
The chaplet is ended with the following prayer:
V. Pray for us, O holy St. Joseph!R. That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ!


Let us pray


O, God, Who had predestined St. Joseph for all eternity for the service of Thine Eternal Son and His Blessed Mother, and made him worthy to be the spouse of the Blessed Virgin and the foster father of Thy Son: we beseech The, through all the services he has rendered to Jesus and Mary on earth, that Thou wouldst make us worthy of his intercession and grant us to enjoy the happiness of his company in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen


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.

Monday, November 9, 2015


Handmade Job’s Tear Teardrop Crucifix Catholic Rosary available now in The Rosary Lady Etsy shop.  
This rosary is the type seen often in photos of Saint John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.    
It is also the type of rosary that caused my fascination with rosaries, and how I became The Rosary Lady!  One such as this was given to me when I came into the Catholic Church eighteen years ago, and I have been making them myself for fifteen years.  
The beads are from a plant and have a natural hole in them.  Stringing is a tad messy, as they have little “weeds” growing from the top, which must be pushed out.  
Source:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015



“ Numerous stories, some apocryphal, some true, abound in the literature describing the spread of devotion to Mary through the use of the Hail Mary.  One legend recorded widely during this period tells the amusing story of Eulalia, who was very devoted to the Blessed Virgin.  One day our Lady appeared to the holy woman.  Although Eulalia was at first alarmed, the legend tells us that the apparition reassured her in the following words:
   Do not, my daughter, be afraid of the fond Mother to whom each weekday you pay all homage in your power.  But I caution you that if you wish the services you render me to benefit yourself more and to be more acceptable to me, then do not in the future pronounce the words [of the Hail Mary] so rapidly, for let me tell you that when you greet me with the Angelical Salutation, I experience a great thrill of joy, and more especially when you utter lingeringly the words  Dominus tecum [the Lord is with you].  The delight I feel then is more than can be expressed in words.  For then it seems to me that I feel my Son within me even as He, true God and man, was with me when he vouchsafed to be born of me for the sake of sinners.  And this was an unspeakable joy for me at that time, so is it now when Dominus tecum is said to me in the Angelical Salutation.”
Taken from The History and Devotion of the Rosary by Richard Gribble, C.S.C.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Woman Touches the Tassel of His Cloak






 A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.”  Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured.

Jesus, I trust in you.  I have faith in your healing power.  I know that you will provide for me, in spite of my sinfulness. Thank you Jesus.   

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hail, Holy Queen





Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Leader: Pray for us O Holy Mother of God,



That we may be worthy of the promises of Christ.




Let us pray:

O God whose only begotten Son by his life, death, and Resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant we beseech thee, that meditating on these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Savaoph God the Father 
by Victor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov 

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.




Thursday, April 23, 2015

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.

Join me in praying the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots.  You can get reminders and daily prayers at: Pray More Novenas

Friday, April 3, 2015

Stations of the Cross - Good Friday




The First Station  
Jesus Is Condemned to Death


The Second Station
Jesus Takes Up His Cross



The Third Station
Jesus Falls the First Time



The Fourth Station
Jesus Meets His Mother


The Fifth Station
Simon of Cyrene Helps Carry the Cross



The Sixth Station 
Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus



The Seventh Station 
Jesus Falls the Second Time



The Eighth Station
Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem



The Eighth Station
(the women on the other side of the pathway)



The Ninth Station 
Jesus Falls the Third Time




The Tenth Station
Jesus is Stripped of His Garments



The Eleventh Station 
Jesus is Nailed to the Cross



The Twelfth Station
Jesus Dies on the Cross


The Thirteenth Station
Jesus Is Taken Down From the Cross




The Fourteenth Station 
Jesus is Laid in the Tomb


The Fifteenth Station 
Jesus Rises From the Dead


We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you,
Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.  



These are photos taken at different times of the year at Queen Of Peace Catholic Church in 
Aurora,  Colorado.  Every Good Friday, I pray the Stations of the Cross here.  The final photo was taken later in the year, with the rose bushes in full bloom.  



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday



Luke 22:19-20

19 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 20 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.