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 14, 2015

Crown of Roses rosary

Our Lady's Rosary

Dear Mother, I bring Thee roses
Because they are so sweet,
But lilies, my favorite flowers
I am placing at Thy feet.

Accept with each Hail Mary
A rose for Thy crown so bright;
Please don't forget the lilies,
The lilies so pure and .

Let them be a bond of love
And understanding rare,
And send a blessing from above
In answer to my prayer.

Loneliness would be unknown
If more people came to Thee,
With their trials and sorrows
And said their Rosary.

With each Hail Mary, they would find
Their load much lighter grow,
And in humility, kiss the cross
In peace, would onward go.

Alice W. Sparks
Robert, Cyril. Our Lady's Praise in Poetry.
Poughkeepsie, New York: Marist Press, 1944

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This sweet little rosary was made especially with a young girl in mind, whether for a Baptism or First Holy Communion. 

The rosary is made with 5mm rosaline Swarovski pearl Ave beads, and 6mm light rose round Swarovski crystal Paters. Each pin is hand turned with care, as are the connectors between the Pater beads, and the gauge of the wire is heavy.

The center is a 1/2-inch long Madonna center, with the image of Our Lady of Lourdes on the reverse. The crucifix and center are base metal. The pins and connectors are made with 20 gauge non-tarnishing silver wire.

The rosary comes in a white gift box.

To purchase this, or other rosaries, go to my Etsy shop.

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