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.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Job's Tears

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A dear lady contacted me recently with a request for an Our Lady of Sorrows chaplet made from Job's Tears beads. We agreed on the materials, and then she decided that she'd like a rosary made with Job's Tears for a friend who is a priest. And when we worked out the details on that she decided that she'd like two more Our Lady of Sorrows chaplets and another rosary.

It was a real pleasure to make these items for her and I hope that the recipients of her gifts are using their prayerful beads often.


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This Seven Sorrows Chaplet is made with the beautiful Job's Tears beads linked with medals representing the Seven Sorrows Of Mary.

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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.

The Job's Tears bead is not a man-made bead, but the hard outer shell of the fertile female flower of the Job's Tears plant,
C. lacryma-jobi. The origin of the name is the Old Testament Job who endured great suffering. Many people who string rosaries with Job's Tears also call them Mary's Tears and Christ's Tears. Job's Tears come in many natural colors, from white to gray to brown.

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This rosary is made with the Job's Tears beads, a beautiful scrolled pewter Scapular center and a uniquely feminine scroll pewter crucifix.

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This rosary was created with the Job's Tears beads, one of my favorite pewter Scapular centers and a Pewter Papal crucifix.

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