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Handcrafted; Heirloom, Keepsake and Remembrance Rosaries

“Do whatever He tells you”

John 2:1-11 (The Wedding at Cana)

“On the third day there was a marriage at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; Jesus was also invited to the marriage, with his disciples.  When the wine failed, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  And Jesus said to her, “O woman, what have you to do with me?  My hour has not yet come.”  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:1-5, RSV-CE)

Mary intercedes for a wedding party that has run out of wine, giving us an earthly sign of her heavenly role in bringing our needs to her Son.  Jesus turns water-symbolic of the rituals of the Old Covenant-into wine, symbolic of the gift of the Holy Spirit in the New Covenant. (The Great Adventure Bible, RSV-2nd CE, Ascension)

The Rosary was prayerfully designed with a heartfelt desire to remind the prayer of Mother Mary’s loving intercession for all of her children with her Son, Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

Jesus’ response to His mother’s request, “O woman, what have you to do with me?  My hour has not yet come”; has been explained by Dr. Benjamin (Ben) Akers, S.T.D. (Augustine Institute, Associate Professor of Theology/Executive Director of FORMED) as not being a refusal or a rebuke; but instead as a question of love from a Son to His Mother. 

In his 2021 Lighthouse Talk, “The Woman at the Foot of the Cross”; Dr. Akers explains that Jesus’ reply to Mother Mary was, in a sense, Jesus asking Mother Mary, “Mom, are you sure about this?  Are you ready for this?  Because if I do this, everything changes.  I become the New Adam and you become the New Eve.  If I do this, my path to the Cross begins.”

And Mother Mary, placing the needs of her children, all of us; above her own needs, desires or wants; without hesitation, turns to the servants and says with love, “Do whatever He tells you.

Guided by the inspirations of the Holy Spirit, the Spouse of Our Blessed Mother, I lovingly crafted this Rosary.  I pray that this Rosary will bring and instill a sense of Hope for the prayer.  Hope, that no matter what the challenges or storms of life may be, that we always have a Heavenly Mother who is continually guiding, protecting, praying for and interceding on behalf of  her children with her Divine Son.

The handcrafted Rosary was created using Jasper gemstone beads for the Ave Maria (Hail Mary) beads and light pink, multi-faceted, “Heart-shaped” Crystals, for the Pater Noster (Our Father) beads to remind the prayer of the Love of a Mother’s heart.

The multi-faceted, heart-shaped, crystal, Pater Noster (Our Father) beads are meant to remind the prayer of how Mother Mary’s Immaculate Heart “reflects” the Light of the Sacred Heart of her Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  That her Son, Lord Jesus is “The Light” of the world and she reflects His Light to all of her children, leading them to The Light

The Copper and Silver, Madonna and Child centerpiece bears an image of Mother Mary gently holding the head of her Son as He peacefully sleeps in the arms of His Mother.

The simplistic beauty and uniqueness of this Rosary is solidified by the use of a Copper, Pardon Crucifix with the words, “Father Forgive Them” inscribed on the Patibulum (horizontal piece) and the words, “Behold This Heart Which Has So Loved Men” inscribed on the Stipes (vertical piece).

Light-Pink, Crystal, accent beads were selected to remind one once again of the Motherly Love of Mother Mary for her children and the Rosary is completed by the use of silver spacer beads.

Specifications:

  • EarthTone, Jasper gemstone, Ave Maria beads: 6mm
  • Light-Pink, Heart-shaped, Crystal, Pater Noster beads: 10mm
  • Light-Pink, Crystal accent beads: 4mm
  • Silver accent beads: 4mm
  • Copper and Silver, Centerpiece: Approximately; ¾” x 1 ½”
  • Two-sided, Copper, Pardon Crucifix: Approximately; 1 ⅜” x 2 ¼”
  • Rosary Length: Approximately; 23”