This rare and unique Rosary for the Dead is strung with beautiful bone Ave beads. There are four decades in this rosary which symbolize the 40 hours that Christ spent between the crucifixion and the resurrection. The Pater beads are hand carved beads with flowers which represent a crown of flowers, a spiritual bouquet given to our Blessed Mother. the crucifix called Via Dolorosa (the road Jesus walked withe the cross to Golgotha) is handcast in solid bronze from a rare vintage antique piece. It shows Jesus carrying the cross framed by angels, flowers and a heart on the bottom. The rosary center is St. Gertrude handcast in bronze.
ETERNAL REST GRANT UPON THEM
V. Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord.
R. and let perpetual light shine upon him/her.
V. May he/she rest in peace.
(All make the sign of the Cross)
May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless us and console us and gently wipe every tear from our eyes: in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Beautiful and unique medal honoring our Blessed Mother Mary.
Mother of Jesus. Wife of St. Joseph. The greatest of all saints.
The Virgin Mother "was, after her Son, exalted by divine grace above all angels and men" (Dogmatic Constitution of the Church, Lumon Gentium, n.66). Born in Jerusalem, Mary was the daughter of Sts. Joachim and Anne. It was the Archangel Gabriel, who appeared to her and announced that she would become the Mother of Jesus by the Holy Spirit. She was engaged to St. Joseph when she went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was bearing St. John the Baptist. Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem, where Mary gave birth to Jesus. Soon after the Holy Family took refuge in Egypt to protect Jesus from King Herod. Mary was with Jesus when he performed his first miracle at the wedding in Cana. Mary was at the crucifixion in Jerusalem where she was given in John's care. After Jesus' Ascension, she was one of the first members of the Christian community. When lived in Ephesus until the end of her earthly life when she was taken to heaven, body and soul. The Blessed Mother Mary is patroness of mothers.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought you intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Unique medal honoring St. Benedict. Benedict was born in Nursia, Italy in 480. He was born into Roman nobility and was the twin brother of St. Scholastica. While studying in Rome he was disappointed by the corruption and temptations of the time. He withdrew from society and became a hermit in a cave near Subiaco and remained there for three years in the care of a monk named Romans. He was known for his holiness, wisdom and miracles that spread far and wide. While in the cave, he was asked to be an abbot in a nearby community of monks. He accepted, but when the monks resisted his strict rule and tried to poison him, he left. In 530 Benedict began a great monastery at Monte Cassino, the birthplace of Western monasticism. There he wrote "the Holy Rule," a system employing prayer, study, work moderate asceticism, community life, and common sense. The spirit of St. Benedict's Rule is summed up in the motto of the Benedictine Confederation: pax ("peace") and the traditional ora et labor ("pray and work"). St. Benedict is the patron against evil and protector of Europe. His feast day is celebrated on July 11th.
Gracious and Holy Father, please give me: intellect to understand you, reason to discern you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find you, a spirit to know you, a heart to meditate upon you, ears to hear you, eyes to see you, a tongue to proclaim you, a way of life pleasing to you, patience to wait for you and perseverance to look for you. Grant me a perfect end, your holy presence, a blessed resurrection and life everlasting.
This unique bracelet stack honors those with autism and is a reminder of awareness and acceptance of people with autism. *The top sacramental is handmade with a beautiful little Miraculous Mary medal in the autism awareness colors. The Miraculous Mary medal is a "testimony to faith and the power of trusting prayer. It's greatest miracles are those of patience, forgiveness, repentance and faith." This bracelet is a wonderful reminder of daily prayer for your own intentions or those of someone in need of prayer. PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL Immaculate Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus and my mother, I come to you with confidence in your powerful intercession, manifested through your Miraculous Medal. As your loving, trustful child I ask this favor... Obtain for me as well, a pure heart, that my entire life may give glory to God. Amen. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you. *The second bracelet is hand knotted with 10 crosses representing one decade of Ave beads. A lovely little bronze Miraculous Medal is attached. The bracelet is adjustable with a slip knot closure. *The third bracelet is a two tone blue hand woven bracelet with a puzzle piece which represents autism. The bracelet has a slip knot closure. *The fourth bracelet is hand dyed yellow silk ribbon with a St. Dymphna medal. St. Dymphna is the patroness of those with mental and emotional disorders. PRAYER TO ST. DYMHNA I humbly request you, dear virgin and martyr Dymphna, to take under your protection all who are bound to me by ties of blood or friendship. May all the lives which touch mine experience the blessings God is pleased to grant through your intercession. I now commend to your prayers all the intentions of all my relatives and friends. Remember also those persons who have asked me to pray for them. Pray especially for the lonely and forsaken who have no one to pray for them. Thank you, dear St. Dymphna, for remembering us all before our God and Savior. Amen. *The fifth bracelet is a blue handwoven Sacred Heart with a slip knot closure. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. + Corinthians 13:7 + All of the bracelets come packaged and ready for giving. A percentage of the sale of these bracelets will be donated to the Autism Society of America and Autism Service Dogs of America. available on rosarium.etsy.com
Hand woven bracelet with a shamrock. The shamrock is the symbol of Ireland and was used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to people during his mission in Ireland. This medal is han cast in solid bronze from an original vintage piece.
St. John Joseph of the Cross was born on the feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother in the year 1654. He was born on the beautiful Island of Ischia near Naples. From childhood he was a model of virtue and piety. At the age of sixteen he entered the Franciscan order of the Strict Observance. He was the first Italian to follow the reform movement of St. Peter Alcantara. John Joseph had a sense of holiness and this put him in charge of establishing a friary in Peidmont before his ordination. He joined the work crew in building the friary. Obedience moved John Joseph to accept appointments as novice master, guardian and provincial of the Order. When he was superior, he ordered that no beggar should be dismissed from the convent gate without relief. He was not above working in the kitchen or carrying wood and water needed by the friars. When his term as provincial expired, he dedicated himself to hearing confessions and practicing mortification. On March 5, 1734, John Joseph died at the age of eighty, his final glance resting on a picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He was buried in Naples where his grave is a constant object of veneration. Miracles still occur there. Pope Pius VI beatified him, and Pope Gregory XVI solemnly canonized St. John of the Cross on trinity Sunday in the year 1839.
St. John Joseph of the Cross is the patron saint o Ischia. His feast day is celebrated on March 5th.
PRAYER TO ST. JOHN JOSEPH OF THE CROSS
St. John Joseph, we ask today for your might intercession, to pray for us that we learn humility and seek an attitude of service we we, too, may follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In His Mighty Name we pray. Amen.
This beautiful and unique bracelet honors the Sacred Heart. Hand woven bracelet with delicate Sacred Heart milage medal. Milagros are little miracles and refer to the medals made in petition or prayer for a special intention. PRAYER FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS May the grace of the Sacred Heart be with you. The peace of the Sacred Heart encompass you; The merits of the Sacred Heart plead for you; The love of the Sacred Heart inflame you; The sorrows of the Sacred Heart console you; The zeal of the Sacred Heart animate you; The virtues of the Sacred Heart shine forth in your word and work; And may the joys of the beatific vision be your eternal reward. AMEN.
Unique medal honoring St. Maximilian Kolbe. Maximilian Kolbe was born in 1894 in Poland to a poor but pious Catholic family. His father Julius who fought for Polish independence from Russia was hanged by the Russians in 1914. His mother Marianne later became a Benedictine nun. He was a mischievous and wild child but at the age of twelve when he received his First Holy Communion a vision of the Virgin Mary changed his life. "I asked the Mother of God what was to become of me. Then she came to me holding two crowns, one white, the other red. She asked if I was willing to accept either of these crowns. the white one meant that I should persevere in purity, and the red that I should become a martyr. I said that I would accept them both." -Saint Maximilian Kolbe He took his final vows in 1914 and became a Franciscan. Devoted to his faith, he founded the Militia of Immaculate Mary for conversion and dedication to the Virgin Mary. In 1922 he began publication of the magazine 'Knight of the Immaculate' to fight religious apathy. In 1927 he founded a new monastery of Niepokalanow. In 1930 Maximilian and four brothers left for Japan and founded a monastery in Nagasaki which survived the war and still serves as a center for Franciscan work today. He then went to India but returned to Poland because of his poor health. He continued to work in the monastery but was arrested in 1939 during the Nazi invasion of Poland. He was let go soon after and went back to the monastery to continue his work. They housed 3000 Polish refugees of which two-thirds were Jewish. In 1941, the monastery was shut down and Maximilian was imprisoned again. Transferred to Auschwitz, he was branded as prisoner 16670. He was beaten in prison and left for dead. He was smuggled into the camp hospital where he recovered and continued ministering to the prisoners saying Mass and giving them communion with smuggled bread and wine. In July of 1941 Maximilian volunteered to take the place of a married man with young children. He gave his life in exchange for this man as he had promised the Mother of God so many years ago when he accepted the red crown. St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron of families, journalists and against addiction. His feast day is celebrated on August 14th. NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE O Lord Jesus Christ, who said, "greater love than this no man has that a man lay down his life for his friends," through the intercession of St. Maximilian Kolbe whose life illustrated such love, we beseech you to grant us our petitions... (here mention the requests you have). Through the Militia Immaculata movement, which Maximilian founded, he spread a fervent devotion to Our Lady throughout the world. He gave up his life for a total stranger and loved his persecutors, giving us an example of unselfish love for all men - a love that was inspired by true devotion to Mary. Grant, O Lord Jesus, that we too may give ourselves entirely without reserve to the love and service of our Heavenly Queen in order to better love and serve our fellowman in imitation of your humble servant, Maximilian. Amen. (Say 3 Hail Marys and a glory Be)