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 27, 2016

Seven Sorrows Chaplets



Devotees of the Seven Sorrows chaplet -- I have three new Seven Sorrows Chaplets in my shop.

For those who are unfamiliar with this form of prayer, this devotion was instituted in the 13th century in honor of the Seven Sorrows the Blessed Virgin Mary endured by her Divine Son. It is practiced upon a Chaplet made up of seven times seven beads, each section of seven beads are divided from the rest by larger or different beads, representing the seven principal sorrows of her life. 











See the listings in my shop for more information on each chaplet.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

First Holy Communion Dress Giveaway


While it is still Lent by the liturgical calendar and Easter is still over a month away, right around the corner is First Holy Communion season and I bet if you have a son or daughter who is making his or her First Holy Communion, you're starting to plan. That's why I was so happy when Noori Dresses contacted me and asked me if I would like to give away a First Holy Communion dress on my blog.

Heck yeah!

Noori Dresses is a California company that specializes in special occasion dresses at reasonable prices (I wish I had known about them last year when I was sewing dresses for junior bridesmaids and a flower girl!). They also specialize in great customer service, and I guess it shouldn't surprise me that they reached out to me to offer a free dress to one of my readers. When I actually voiced that the offer sounded too good to be true, a representative of the company said, "Instead of spending advertising budget on a media firm,  it is better that the money is going to a Catholic, who are our customers."

 I quite agree. 

They have a wide range of styles available in First Communion dresses, from very fru fru to very simple, and everything in between.


I love all the layers on this one.




And the pin tucks on this one -- so sweet.




And this embroidered bodice with full skirt...stunning.


The dresses pictured here are just a small sample of what is available at their website. The winner of the giveaway can choose any dress priced under $79.99 and Noori Dresses will ship it directly to you. And if you don't win, well you can still get a beautiful dress for a great price. They have veils, jackets and shoes available, too.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment here on my blog, and be sure to leave a way to get in touch with you. You can also email me at momoffthegrid(at)gmail(dot)com (don't forget to replace (at) and (dot) with the symbols).

If you want to be entered twice, you can promote my Etsy Shop Mary Devotions (which happens to be stocked with rosaries for boys and girls, jewelry, and scapulars) on your blog or on Facebook. Just tell me in the comment box that you've done so and I'll enter you twice (or three times if you promote my shop on FB and your blog).






The name will be chosen on March 11 at noon -- and remember, the more you promote my shop, the better your chances.








Friday, February 12, 2016

'tis the Season



It's the sacrament season -- Confirmation and First Holy Communion. I have started to stock my Etsy shop with rosaries, so please pop in if you need a gift for your favorite young Catholic. A few examples of what I have in my shop: