Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Burn with Fire St. Michael rosary



St Michael the Archangel
Defend us in battle.
Be our protection against
The malice and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him,
 we humbly pray
and do though O Prince of the heavenly host,
By The power of God,
Thrust into hell
Satan and all evil spirits
Who prowl about the world for the ruin of souls
Amen 






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This beautiful rosary center is a wonderful reminder to turn to the archangel St. Michael to come to our defense in our fight on this earth. The very uniquely-colored Pater beads are also a reminder of the fires of hell -- and the aid the rosary comes to us to keep us far from them.




The rosary is made with 6mm leopard jasper Ave beads, and 8 mm padparadscha faceted Swarovski round crystals, with stunning elongated bronze caps. The colors of the jasper beads are highlighted beautifully in the Pater crystals. The beads are hand-wrapped with 20 gauge bronze wire for an extra durable rosary.





The center is a solid bronze image of St. Michael the Archangel, and the crucifix is a solid bronze fleur-de-lis, both are hand cast from vintage original pieces.









The rosary comes in a white gift box.

All the proceeds of this rosary are to be donated to our local Pregnancy Decision Health Center, committed to greater compassion for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

This rosary is available now in my Etsy shop.



Baptismal Promises rosary





Scallop shell: the sea shell, especially the scallop shell, is the symbol of Baptism, and is found frequently on Baptismal fonts. The dish used by priests to pour water over the heads of catechumens in Baptism is often scallop-shaped. -- from fisheaters.com



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This beautiful rosary is a reminder of our Baptismal promises, whether they are made on behalf of a baby, on our own for the RCIA catechumen, or when we renew our promises every Easter.




The beautiful beads are light blue, just shy of periwinkle, Czech glass scallop shells. They are strung on strong steel wire with gilt-lined opal and sparkle silver gray-lined crystal seed beads. The Miraculous Medal center and crucifix are pewter.




This rosary is appropriate for a Baptismal gift, a new Catholic entering the church, or a woman of any age, in memory of her Baptismal promises. 




The rosary comes in a white gift box.


This rosary is available in my Etsy shop.




Monday, March 24, 2014

Food of Angels rosary



"With all the strength of my soul I urge you young people to approach the Communion table as often as you can. Feed on this bread of angels whence you will draw all the energy you need to fight inner battles. Because true happiness, dear friends, does not consist in the pleasures of the world or in earthly things, but in peace of conscience, which we have only if we are pure in heart and mind."
--Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati




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This rosary, with the beautiful pink Ave beads, and fluted white Pater beads, looks so angelic, so pure. The pink Ave beads are 6mm milky pink round Czech glass, and the Pater beads are 7mm fluted milk white vintage beads. The Paters have tiny flowered silver caps. 





The beads are wired by hand with 20 gauge non-tarnishing silver wire. The beautiful center is pewter, and has an embossed chalice on the front. The crucifix is also pewter, and is 1-7/8 inches long. The center and crucifix are set apart with 4mm bicone light rose Swarovski crystals.






This rosary is appropriate for a First Holy Communicant, a new Catholic entering the church, or a woman of any age with a love for the Eucharist. It is a pleasure to hold and to pray.








This rosary is available in my Etsy shop.



Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Covenant and a Field of Virtues




In the Old Testament, we are told: "When the bow is in the clouds, I will look upon it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth." Genesis 9:16

In the New testament, Jesus Christ Himself tell us “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you." Luke 22:20

The rainbow is the beautiful symbol of the Old Covenant and the chalice is a symbol of the New Covenant. Both are represented in this beautiful First Eucharist rosary. They are both affirmation that God loves us.


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The 6mm glass beads are the colors of the rainbow, red, orange, yellow, shades of green, blue, and violet. The crystal clear Pater beads have tiny scalloped silver caps. The two-sided chalice center and crucifix are base metal as are the links and chain.


This rosary is available in my Etsy shop.



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"The hermitage is a paradise of delight where the fragrant scents of the virtues are breathed forth like sweet sap or glowing spice-flowers. There the roses of charity blaze in crimson flame and the lilies of purity shine in snowy beauty, and with them the humble violets whom no winds assault because they are content with lowly places; there the myrrh of perfect penance perfumes the air and the incense of constant prayer rises unceasingly. 

But why should I call to mind these in particular? For the lovely buds of all the holy virtues glow there many-coloured and graces flourish in an undying greenness beyond the power of words to describe. O hermitage! delight of holy souls, unfailing in your inner sweetness."
St. Peter Damian

Such a beautiful quote, likening virtues to the beauty of God's creation in fields of flowers.


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This rosary for First Holy Communion rosary is filled with all the colors of the flowers, blue, red, orange, yellow, green, and violet. The beads are 6mm glass and the Pater beads are emerald green with tiny scalloped silver caps. 









The two-sided chalice and beautiful crucifix are base metal as are the links and chain.

This rosary is available in my Etsy shop.








Saturday, March 15, 2014

Fire of Love rosary





"Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders." 
-St. Anthony Mary Claret

That beautiful quote says it all. I would also say, a rosary in the hands of one who has the fire of love of God and neighbor -- it will work wonders.



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This rosary is made with beautiful 6mm gold Swarovski pearls, and 8mm fire opal Swarovski crystals, flanked with brass caps.




The Sacred Heart of Jesus center and ornate crucifix are solid lead-free brass. The center and crucifix are set apart with 4mm bicone Swarovski crystals.








 The beads are wire-wrapped with 20 gauge brass wire for a very durable rosary -- it should last more than a lifetime. 





This rosary is available for purchase at my Etsy shop.


All the proceeds of this rosary are to be donated to our local Pregnancy Decision Health Center, committed to greater compassion for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.




Wednesday, March 12, 2014

First Eucharist Rosary Giveaway



I am having a giveaway to choose a winner for two rosaries just in time for First Eucharist season. They are both First Holy Communion rosaries, so if you have a little boy or girl in your life who is receiving Jesus for the first time this year, enter the giveaway at Praying for Grace and maybe you'll win!




The Living Water Rosary


"They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more;
the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.

For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,

and he will guide them to springs of living water;

and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Rev 7:16-17




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Christ comes to His Church, bringing springs of living water, at every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Eucharist. 



This brilliant blue rosary is perfect for the young First Communicant...bright and shimmering, just like the living water. The beads are 6mm glass beads in shades of blue, crystal, and aquamarine. 



The Pater beads are crystal clear and have tiny silver scalloped caps.



The two-sided chalice center and Papal crucifix are base metal, as are the chains and pins.



The Fruit of the Vine Rosary



Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this wine to offer,

 fruit of the vine and work of human hands. 

It will become our spiritual drink.



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In the Holy Eucharist, we bring the fruit of the vine, the work of our hands to Our Lord Jesus, and taking it, He comes to us, to nourish our souls. "Communion with the Body and Blood of Christ increases the communicant’s union with the Lord, forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from grave sins. " CCC 1416






This First Eucharist rosary is made with emerald green, peridot, lavender, and crystal clear 6mm glass beads. The Pater beads are capped with tiny silver flower caps. 





The two-sided chalice center and crucifix are base metal, as are the chains and pins.







To enter the giveaway, hop over to my other blog, Praying for Grace.







Friday, March 7, 2014

First Holy Communion and Confirmation



It's that time of year when many of us go scampering for a religious gift for a First Eucharist or Confirmation event.

I have several rosaries in my Etsy shop, priced just right (at cost), for boys and girls. For some technical reason, unknown to me, the images are much brighter at Etsy, so if you are curious about a rosary, please click the link for a better image.






































There are many more rosaries in my shop, but these in particular are great for the young Catholic.






Queen of Hearts




"Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God's heart."-Saint Maximilian Kolbe




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At the heart of this beautiful wire-wrapped rosary is a bronze heart center, two sided, with a cross in the center, as Mary has Jesus as the king of her heart, as does Jesus have Mary as queen of his heart.



The Ave beads are 6mm round pink impression jasper beads, and the Paters are 10mm Silver-Foiled Light Jonquil with Encased Flowers in shades of bright pink, blue, and green. The beads are wire-wrapped with 20 gauge bronze wire for a very durable rosary.







The center and crucifix are solid bronze, hand cast from original pieces.









All the proceeds of this rosary are to be donated to our local Pregnancy Decision Health Center, committed to greater compassion for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Baptism by Blood rosary




"And Jesus said to them... Can you drink the chalice that I drink of: or be baptized with the baptism wherewith I am baptized?" Mark 10:38




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 This beautiful rosary reminds us of the precious blood shed by Our Lord and all of the martyrs of the Church who have followed Him.





The red beads are 9mm red coral and the Pater beads have brass filigree caps. The beads are strung on a flexible steel wire with pearl and brass seed beads. The center and crucifix are set apart with 4mm bronze bicone Swarovski crystals. The large beads are perfect for a man's hands and the rosary is rather heavy.









The Miraculous Medal center and beautiful crucifix are brass.