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Handcrafted; Heirloom, Keepsake and Remembrance Rosaries

“A Mother’s Love, Madonnina”

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.  And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.”  And Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no husband?”  And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.”

(Luke 1:26-27, 30-31, 34-35, RSV-CE)

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38, RSV-CE)

Fiat; the Latin word which translates in English to, “Let it be done to me.”  It is this one word in Mother Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel which changed all of Salvation History.  In this one word, “fiat”; spoken by a teenage girl, in a nowhere town; Mother Mary, by her willful consent to God’s Providence, thus enabled God’s Plan for the redemption of the world to manifest itself and “The Word” to become flesh.

As explained by Father Antonio Lopez F.S.C.B. (John Paul II Institute), “Mary’s faith, expressed in her fiat, is neither a simple acceptance nor a resignation before God’s will. Rather, ‘let it be done unto me’ expresses a joyful desire to collaborate with whatever God has determined, even without fully understanding what this will means.”

However, this fiat was only the first of many fiats by Our Blessed Mother during her earthly lifetime.  Mother Mary’s final fiat being her silent, willful acceptance of the final words spoken to her by her Son, Lord Jesus; from the cross, “Woman, behold, your son!”

It was in this silent acceptance, that Mother Mary, once more, lovingly and willingly submitted her will to the Father’s Will, just as her Son had done in the Garden of Gethsemane, and in doing so, she became the Mother of all, the New Eve.

I created this Rosary with a longing that it will invoke within the prayer a sense of security, trust and reassurance in Mother Mary’s love for you, her child.  I hope that it will affirm for you the deepest yearnings of her Immaculate Heart; to bring all of her children, every single one of them, to know and love her Son, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

The handcrafted Rosary was created using Blue-Spot, Jasper gemstone beads for the Ave Maria (Hail Mary) beads, purposely chosen to remind the prayer of Mother Mary’s mantle and her virginity.

Light Pink, multi-faceted, Heart-shaped, Crystals are used for the Pater Noster (Our Father) beads and are meant to cause the prayer to reflect on the Love of Our Mother’s heart.  The beads are reminiscent of Mother Mary’s Immaculate Heart and how it “reflects” the Light of the Sacred Heart of her Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  

The Italian-made, Silver centerpiece bears an image of the painting, “Madonnina” by the Italian artist, Roberto Ferruzzi.  Madonnina translates from Italian to English as, “Little Mother”; but the image is more widely known nowadays as “Madonna of the Streets.”

This Rosary is simple yet elegant in its construction, using Light Pink, Crystal, accent beads to signal Mother Mary’s innocence and purity.  The Rosary is accented with bright silver, fluted, spacer beads and is “anchored” by the use of a silver Flare Crucifix. 


  • Blue-Spot, Jasper gemstone, Ave Maria beads: 6mm
  • Light Pink, Heart-shaped, Crystal, Pater Noster beads: 10mm
  • Light Pink, Crystal accent beads: 4mm
  • Bright Silver, Fluted, accent beads: 4mm
  • Italian-made, Silver, Madonnina Centerpiece: Approximately; ¾” x 1 ⅛”
  • Silver, Flare Crucifix: Approximately; 1 ¼” x 2”
  • Rosary Length: Approximately; 19 ½”