Due to unemployment, and thus financial hardship, I have changed my policy of not adding labor cost to my rosaries. I hope that you can understand why this is necessary and will continue to support my apostolate. At this time I need to support my family with my skills and resources. I have not added much to the cost of each item -- not as much as most vendors would, doubling or tripling their cost -- but just enough to contribute a small amount to my family's income.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mary Queen of Heaven

This beautiful blue rosary was made for a dear blogging friend in want of a Seven Sorrows Chaplet. Searching for the right color and material bead for this friend was difficult -- this is a complicated woman. Ultimately I chose blue, the color that so often represents Our Blessed Mother. Blue symbolizes her faithfulness to her Holy Son Jesus. And this particular blue is the color of the sky -- a smoky sort of blue -- where Mary reigns as Queen of Heaven. The blue beads are Czech glass pearls, which I chose for their softness and femininity.

The Seven Sorrows of Mary, also known as the Seven Dolors, are contemplated through the seven sets of seven Aves and seven Paters. This devotion to the Blessed Mother originates in the thirteenth century. On the Seven Sorrows chaplet, we meditate upon the Seven Sorrows the Virgin Mother endured by witnessing the life and death of her Son, Our Lord Jesus.


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