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Handcrafted; Heirloom, Keepsake and Remembrance Rosaries

”Madonna, Child and the Little Flower”

St. Therese of Lisieux is one of the most beloved saints of the church.  Known as the “Little Flower” and also as “St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face ” she was a French Discalced Carmelite nun, who in 1997, was declared a Doctor of the Church by Saint (Pope) John Paul II, making her the second Carmelite nun to receive that distinction after St. Teresa of Avila.

During her canonization, Saint (Pope) John Paul II stated, “Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face is the youngest of all the “Doctors of the Church”, but her ardent spiritual journey shows such maturity, and the insights of faith expressed in her writings are so vast and profound that they deserve a place among the great spiritual masters.”

The world came to know Therese through her autobiography, “Story of a Soul”. She described her life as a “little way of spiritual childhood.”  Therese lived and taught a spirituality of attending to everyone and everything well and with love. She believed that just as a child becomes enamored with what is before them, we should also have a childlike focus and totally attentive love. Therese’s spirituality is of doing the ordinary, with extraordinary love.

St. Therese loved flowers and saw herself as the “little flower of Jesus,” who gave glory to God by just being her beautiful little self among all the other flowers in God’s garden. Because of this beautiful analogy, the title “little flower” remained with St. Therese.

The simplicity of this exquisite, five-decade, Rosary bracelet was created to remind the prayer of the “simple Truth” that Lord Jesus and Mother Mary show to us; and eighteen-hundred years later, Saint Therese once again taught to the world in her, “Little Way.”

“What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.”  

St. Therese’s words are a resounding echo of that same beautiful message that Our Lord shares and says to each of us. 

“I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.”  

(John 10:14 RSV-CE)

This is the same extraordinary love of salvific proportions which Mother Mary gives and shows to us in Her Fiat. 

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

This Rosary bracelet is my heartfelt and humble, “Little Way” of saying, “thank you” to Our Savior, Mother Mary and St. Therese for all they have given and taught to me. 

It was created using light pink, Rondelle, Crystals for the Ave Maria (Hail Mary) beads and carved, red resin Roses; for the Pater Noster (Our Father) beads.  The Rosary bracelet is accented with miniature glass Pearl beads. 

The Italian-made, two sided, Antique Silver centerpiece has an image of the Madonna and Child surrounded by roses on the front and the words, “Pray For Us” engraved on the back.  

The Italian-made, two-sided, Antique Silver, St. Benedict Crucifix has a Corpus (Body) of Lord Jesus and a Saint Benedict medal on the front and an image of St. Benedict on the back.

The bracelet is completed by the use of a Silver, Holy Spirit, Dove charm attached to the chain-link extender/reducer.   

The bracelet as shown is approximately 7” long; but can be created in sizes  6 ½” (+) by utilizing a chain extender.  The bracelet is available with either a magnetic, T-bar or Lobster clasp. 

NOTE: Be sure to specify the bracelet size and preferred clasp type when ordering. 

Specifications:

  • Light Pink, Rondelle, Crystal, Ave Maria beads: 4mm
  • Carved, Red Resin, Roses, Pater Noster beads: 6mm
  • White, Glass Pearl, accent beads: 2mm
  • Italian-made, two-sided, Antique Silver, Centerpiece: Approximately; ¾” x ¾”
  • Italian-made, two-sided, Antique Silver, St. Benedict Crucifix: Approximately; ⅞” x 1 ½”
  • Bracelet Length: As shown, 7”.   PLEASE SEE NOTE