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.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Love with all your heart

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"He said to him, 'You shall love the Lord, your God,  with all your heart, with all your soul,  and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and the first commandment.'" Matthew 22:37


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This rosary is a new one I made by using the wire-wrapped method. I am really liking this style of rosary -- something I never thought I'd say. I love the way it feels in my hands, and it's really super durable -- nothing is going to pull these links apart.



This rosary is made with 6mm jasper Aves -- all different colors, from deep reds to golds and deep greens -- very pretty. The Paters are 8mm round blue zircon crystals -- a lovely shade of bluish green -- capped with bronze caps and 4mm metallic light gold bicone crystals.





The wire is 20 gauge, shiny bronze wire and the center -- a heart-shaped center with a cross cut out -- and the crucifix are both solid bronze, hand-cast from vintage pieces.


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Thursday, July 7, 2011

St. Peregrine, pray for us

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A month or so ago, a rosary friend asked me to create a rosary for a dear friend of hers, one whose family member had recently received a diagnosis of cancer. With the diagnosis of lung cancer, my friend learned that the colors of ivory and burgundy are the symbolic colors of lung cancer and she asked that I incorporate those colors, as well as the patron of cancer patients, St. Peregrine.





The Ave beads are 6mm Poppy Jasper, and the Paters are ivory Czech Druk glass capped in bronze and tiny grooved antique bronze beads. The Miraculous Medal and crucifix are solid bronze hand cast from vintage pieces, as is the beautiful St. Peregrine medal. On the reverse side of the S. Peregrine image is Our Sorrowful Mother. The links are antique bronze and "mother and son" chain is used between the Paters and Aves.



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A Prayer to St. Peregrine for Sick Relatives and Friends

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty," the "The Wonder Worker" because of the numerous miracles which you obtained from God for those who have turned to you in their need. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being. You turned to God when the power of human beings could do no more, and you were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His cross to heal your affliction. I now ask God to heal these sick persons whom I entrust to you:
(Here mention their names)
Aided by your powerful intercession, I shall sing with Mary a hymn of gratitude to God for His great goodness and mercy.
Amen.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ave Maria, gratia plena, ora pro nobis

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Fr. Adam's Rosary


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Our beloved associate pastor is moving on this summer, to a new parish and as pastor. We are overjoyed for this next step in his life, but will miss him greatly. He has been a wonderful shepherd for us -- he brings great reverence to the Mass and the Sacraments and we love his ways which help us to grow closer to God. Now he will bless a new community and help them to grow in their faith as well.



This rosary was a  gift to him. It's another wire wrapped rosary -- a thicker gauge wire which I think he will find virtually indestructible. The Aves are 6mm Poppy Jasper, and the Paters are 8mm black onyx capped in bronze. Because of Fr. Adam's great devotion to the blessed mother I chose this center -- a very heavy and rather large Ave Maria -- it's beautiful. The crucifix is also heavy and intricate and looks beautiful with the center. Both the center and crucifix are solid bronze hand cast from vintage pieces. The are all connected with 20 gauge bronze wire, each bead hand wrapped.




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