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.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Seven Sorrows Colored Medals

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I recently received a request to make a Seven Sorrows of Mary Chaplet. This particular request came with a request to use medals with color pictures of the seven sorrows. A Canadian company carries them, and they are very pretty. This chaplet was created with 8 mm sapphire blue faceted glass beads linked with the colored medals.


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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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St. Michael for Mother and Son

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My husband's young first cousin has been battling with brain cancer for several years. He has gone through chemo and had surgeries several times, going into brief remissions followed by doctors finding new growth somewhere else in his brain. It's been an incredible battle, both in dealing with the treatments and then recovery from the treatments. Jimmy recently found out he has another tumor, one which is more aggressive than those before it, and he has started treatment again. He is fortunate to have his mother to take him for treatments -- they spend a lot of time together, traveling to appointments and spending long hours during treatments and testing. I know that each day his mother reads to him from the Magnificat, the daily readings and meditations. They also pray the rosary together. I thought that as Jimmy starts a new round of treatment that they might benefit from praying the St. Michael Chaplet. I created one for Jimmy and one for his mother, Ruthie.




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This St. Michael chaplet was created for Jimmy with 6 mm black onyx beads for the Hail Marys and 8 mm green and black glass beads for the Our Fathers. A silver tone carved bead serves as the center.


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This St. Michael chaplet was created for Ruthie with oval Mother of Pearl beads for the Hail Marys and 6 mm round Mother of Pearl beads for the Our Fathers.

You can find the text for the St. Michael Chaplet here.
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