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Handcrafted; Heirloom, Keepsake and Remembrance Rosaries

“Salve Regina – Hail, holy Queen”

Salve Regina or Hail Holy Queen; is a choral anthem going back to the eleventh century. Since the thirteenth century it is the last evening chant in many religious communities. The “Hail, Holy Queen” is a salutation deprecatonia, a greeting of petition and intercession. Mary is called the mother of (M)mercy because Christ her Son, is the incarnation of God’s love and mercy.

Lord Jesus, during His Crucifixion, gave us His Mother; “Woman, behold your son!” (John 19:26). And it is His Mother, Mother Mary, our Mother and intercessor, that leads us back to her Son. It is Mother Mary, as the Co-Redemptrix, our Mediatrix and our Advocate; that gives us love and the intercession we need to survive in this valley of tears. Loving us, Her children; as only a Mother can.

God has given her all of His graces to assist us. They come from God through Mary. All we need to do is ask for them with a humble, loving, and contrite heart. As once quoted by Thomas à Kempis, author of the spiritual classic The Imitation of Christ, “What safer refuge can we ever find than the compassionate heart of Mary?”

The Salve Regina/Hail, Holy Queen is recited at the end of the Rosary and is an antiphon which is part of the official prayer of the Church, during Liturgy of the Hours: Vespers (Evening) and/or Compline (Night) prayers.

The white color for the beads was intentionally chosen to lead the prayer to reflect on Mother Mary’s Purity and Perpetual Virginity, unblemished by the stain of Original Sin; Mother Mary identifying herself as “I am the Immaculate Conception” to St. Bernadette on 25 March, 1858. During the Apparitions of Our Blessed Mother to St. Bernadette, Mother Mary was dressed in a white dress with a sash of blue around Her waist and wearing a white mantle.

The dried, light pink rose petals that bespeckle the Ave Maria and Pater Noster beads are Biblically symbolic. In the Bible the color pink symbolizes “New Life and The Father’s Heavenly care.”

Each bead in this Rosary is hand cut; then individually adorned with rose petals, hand rolled and oven cured.  Once cured and cooled, each bead is hand drilled and hand sealed with a gloss finish to ensure durability for daily use.  Lastly, the Rosary was prayerfully and reverently hand assembled by me to create an Heirloom quality Sacramental.

The Rosary is given a Regal elegance by the use of an exquisite, handcrafted, Victorian Era, Cameo, Madonna and Child centerpiece and is further refined by the use of an Italian-made, Antique Silver, Fleur-De-Lis Crucifix.  The Fleur-De-Lis symbolic of Lilies, the flower representing purity and chastity.

The Rosary is completed by the use of Fluted, Antique Silver accents beads; Light Pink, Rondelle, Crystal spacer beads and Antique Silver; Leaf-patterned and Cone-shaped, Filigree, bead caps.

Each Keepsake and Remembrance Rosary requires approximately (8) eight hours to make and are created as a “labor of love.”  These Rosaries are truly the best of me; my humble offering of love to Our Lord, Our Lady and the prayer for which they are created.  

Specifications:

  • White, Ave Maria beads, bespeckled throughout with light pink rose petals: 8mm
  • White, Pater Noster beads, bespeckled throughout with light pink rose petals: 10mm
  • Light Pink, Faceted, Rondelle, Crystal spacer beads: 4mm
  • Fluted, Antique Silver, accent beads: 4mm
  • Leaf-patterned, Antique Silver, bead caps (Ave Maria beads)
  • Cone-shaped, Antique Silver, Filigree, bead caps (Pater Noster beads)
  • Antique Silver, Light Pink and Cream-colored; Victorian Era, Madonna and Child, Cameo, Centerpiece: Approximately; 1” x 1 ½”
  • Italian-made, Antique Silver, Flared, Crucifix: Approximately; 1 ⅜” x 2 ¼”
  • Rosary Length: Approximately; 24”