"When you see yourself with a dry heart, without knowing what to say, go with confidence to the Virgin Mary. Say to her, 'My Mother Immaculate, intercede for me.'"-- St. Josemaria Escriva
I used some snow quartz beads, which are faceted and oval in shape. They make for a beautiful streamlined rosary. The snow quartz are really very beautiful, a milky white, and reminiscent of Our Blessed Mother's Immaculate Conception.
“God freely chose Mary from all eternity to be the Mother of his Son. In order to carry out her mission she herself was conceived immaculate. This means that, thanks to the grace of God and in anticipation of the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary was preserved from original sin from the first instant of her conception.” – Compendium of the CCC
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"Virgin Immaculate, my Mother!, do not abandon me. See how my poor heart is filled with tears. — I do not want to offend my God!" -- St. Josemaria Escriva