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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS


In gratitude for an amazing year - for your inspiration, 
guidance, support and many blessings received. 
 Merry Christmas and God bless you all - always. AZ


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WHAT CHILD IS THIS?



What child is this, who, lay to rest,
On Mary's lap is sleeping?
whom angels greet with anthems sweet,
While shepherds watch are keeping?
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard and angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud,
The Babe, the Son of Mary.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

BLESSED MOTHER MARY


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 of 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. She lived in Ephesus until the end of her earthly life when she was taken to heaven, body and soul.

"The foundation of all our confidence...is found in the Blessed Virgin Mary.  For God has committed to Mary the treasury of all good things, in order that everyone may know that through her are obtained every hope, every grace, and all salvation.  For this is his will, that we obtain everything through Mary."
+ Blessed Pius IX +

The Blessed Mother Mary is the patroness of mothers.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI




 He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.
+ St. Francis of Assisi +






Thursday, October 10, 2013

THE MOST HOLY ROSARY


OCTOBER IS DEDICATED TO THE MOST HOLY ROSARY.
CELEBRATE THE ROSARY AND HONOR OUR BLESSED MOTHER MARY BY PRAYING THE ROSARY.

"To be apostles of the Rosary...it is necessary to experience personally the beauty and depth of this prayer which is simple and accessible to everyone.  It is first of all necessary to let the Blessed Virgin take one by the hand to contemplate the Face of Christ: a joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious Face.  Those who, like Mary and with her, cherish and ponder the mysteries of Jesus assiduously,increasingly assimilate his sentiments and are conformed to him"
+Pope Benedict XVI+















Wednesday, August 28, 2013

ST. JOSEPH



St. Joseph

Celebrate your school - St. Joseph.  These lovely St. Joseph sacramentals are made in honor of the saint.  The medals are hand cast in bronze from rare, vintage pieces.  Each of of these artisan treasures are handmade and can be passed down to the next generation.  The inspiration for this collection comes from a devotion to the intercessor and patron saint of our company, St. Joseph, and in gratitude for the many blessings that we have received.  We hope that you will be inspired to share our passion and devotion and wear these sacramentals as a reminder and in appreciation for the dedication given to our students through faith and excellence.  

ST. JOSEPH, PRAY FOR US!


MARY STAR OF THE SEA



Mary Star of the Sea

Celebrate your school - Mary star of the Sea.  These lovely Mary Star of the Sea sacramentals are made in honor of Mary.  The medal is hand cast in solid bronze from a rare, vintage piece.  Each one of these artisan treasures is handmade and are heirlooms that can be passed down through the generations.  The inspiration for this collection comes from a devotion to our Blessed Mother and we hope that you will be inspired to share our passion and devotion to our Blessed Mother and the saints by prayer and inspiring others.  Wear these sacramentals as a reminder and in appreciation for the dedication given to the students through faith and intellect. 

MARY  STAR OF THE SEA, PRAY FOR US!

Friday, August 16, 2013

CALIFORNIA STATE OF MIND prayer bracelet




This popular prayer bracelet is strung on cotton cord with 10 crosses representing one decade of Ave beads.  Tiny little California state charm is attached for a wonderful reminder of daily prayer as you go off to college, embark on a new journey, get a new job or just love the place you grew up in or live in.  California bracelet comes in red, orange, yellow, green turquoise, purple, pink, bone and brown.  A special bracelet that can be given to college students, mothers, teacher, godmothers, friends and special people in your life.  These bracelets can be worn all the time and even look great stacked up with other bracelets.
Bracelets are adjustable between 6"-8" and come packaged ready for giving. $20.
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ST. IGNATIUS of LOYOLA








St. Ignatius Loyola

Founder of the Society of Jesus
Mystic.
Patron of spiritual exercises.
+AMDG+


Saturday, July 27, 2013

ST. ANNE




CHAPLET OF ST. ANNE
+
IN HONOR OF JESUS
1 Our Father
5 Hail Marys
Jesus, Mary and Anne, grant the favor I ask
 (mention your need)
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IN HONOR OF MARY
1 Our Father
5 Hail Marys
Jesus, Mary and Anne, grant the favor I ask
(mention your need)
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IN HONOR OF ST. ANNE
1 Our Father
5 Hail Marys
Jesus, Mary and Anne, grant the favor I ask
(mention your need)

ST. ANNE, PRAY FOR US.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

ST. JAMES








A Pilgrim's Prayer to St. James

O God, who brought your servant Abraham out of the land of the Chaldeans, protecting him in his wanderings, who guided the Hebrew people across the desert, we ask that you watch over us, your servants, as we walk in the love of your name to Santiago de Compostela.

Be for us our companion on the walk,
Our guide at the crossroads,
Our breath in our weariness,
Our protection in danger,
Our albergue on the Camino,
Our shade in the heat,
Our light in the darkness,
Our consolation in our discouragements,
And our strength in our intentions.

So that with your guidance we may arrive safe and sound at the end of the Road and enriched with grace and virtue we return safely to our homes filled with joy.

In the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen.

Apostle Santiago, pray for us.
Santa Maria, pray for us.

Monday, July 22, 2013

ST. MARY MAGDALEN



Unique medal honoring St. Mary Magdalen.

Mary Magdalen was a devoted follower of Christ.  Filled with sorrow over her sin, she anointed Jesus' feet and repented.  He turned to her and said, "Your faith has made you safe; go in peace."  From that moment on, Mary humbly served Jesus and His Apostles.  Mary witnessed Jesus' last moments with Mary, His Mother, and John.  She stood my His Cross and anointed Him at the tomb.  She discovered the empty tomb on Easter morning and was the first person to encounter the Risen.  Christ chose to show Himself first to Mary Magdalen, the repentant sinner.

St. Mary Magdalen is the patroness of penitents, converts, perfumers and pharmacists.  Her feast day is celebrated on July 22.

PRAYER TO MARY MAGDALEN

Saint Mary Magdalen,
woman of many sins, who by conversion
became the beloved of Jesus,
thank you for your witness
that Jesus forgives
through the miracle of love.

You, who already possess eternal happiness
in His glorious presence,
please intercede for me, so that some day
I may share in the same everlasting joy.

Amen.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

ST. BENEDICT SACRAMENTALS


ST. BENEDICT



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 Romanus.  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 Mont Cassino, the birthplace of Western monasticism, 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 the protector of Europe.  His feast day is celebrated on July 11.

As we advance in the religious life and faith, we shall run the way of God's commandments with expanded hearts and unspeakable sweetness of love; so that never departing from His guidance and persevering in the monastery in His doctrine till death, we may by patience share in the sufferings of Christ, and be found worthy to be coheirs with Him of His kingdom.
- The Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue

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Monday, July 1, 2013

BLESSED JUNIPERO SERRA



Unique vintage medal honoring Blessed Junipero Serra.

Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca in 1713.  He took the name of 'Junipero' when he entered the Franciscan Order and in honor of Brother Juniper who was a Franciscan and a companion of St. Francis.  He left for Mexico City in 1750 and spent the rest of his life converting the people of the New World.  Junipero was a dedicated missionary and was sent to California from Mexico City where he founded the twenty-one California missions and converted thousands of Indians.  His dedication and passion for his faith and his people earned him the name  'Apostle of Califonia'.  

Blessed Junipero Serra is the patron of vocations.  His feast day is celebrated on July 1.

PRAYER FOR THE CANONIZATION OF BLESSED JUNIPERO SERRA

O Lord Jesus Christ, reward the apostolic zeal of Your servant, Blessed Junipero Serra, who departing his native Spain, labored for the salvation of souls in Mexico and California.  Grant that, as we honor him for his dedication to You, he may be recognized as a saint in the Church.  Through Blessed Junipero's intercession, kindly grant the favor I request. Amen.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY



St. Joseph.  Patron of Father's.

"The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph and said: Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife:  she will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus."

Pray for the gift of blessed fatherhood for all the father's in the world.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

ST. ANTHONY



Doctor of the Church.  Wonder worker.  Patron of the poor and lost things.


     O holy St. Anthony, gentlest of saints, your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers.  Miracles waited on your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety.  Encouraged by this thought, I implore of you to obtain for me (mention the request).  The answer to my prayer may require a miracle; even so, you are the Saint of Miracles.  O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, Who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.  Amen.

St. Anthony, pray for us.

Friday, June 7, 2013

SACRED HEART OF JESUS



Oh most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine.  Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will.  Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you.  Protect me in the midst of danger.  Comport me in my afflictions.  Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.



Thursday, May 2, 2013

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER


Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker
May 1

The Father created all and asked humanity to continue the work of creation.  We find our dignity in our work, in raising a family, in participating in the life of the Father's creation.  Joseph the Worker was able to help participate in the deepest mystery of creation.  Pius XII emphasized this when he said, "The spirit flows to you and to all men from the heart of the God-man, Savior of the world, but certainly, no worker was ever more completely and profoundly penetrated by it than the foster father of Jesus, who lived with Him in closest intimacy and community of family life and work.  Thus, if you wish to be close to Christ, we again today repeat, 'Go to Joseph'" (see Genesis 41:44).
- americancatholic.org

Prayer to St. Joseph

St. Joseph, Steward of God's household, protector of Mary and Jesus, pray for me, a sinner that I may imitate thy virtue and purity and so come to share in the glory of Heavan with God and all His saints. Amen

Monday, April 29, 2013

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA





Unique vintage medal honoring St. Ignatius Loyola.


From a soldier of Spain to a soldier of Christ, Ignatius Loyola's life was transformed by God's love. After being wounded in battle, he spent a long time recuperating where he underwent a remarkable conversion. Inspired by reading books about Christ and saints' lives, Ignatius left his family castle and embarked on a pilgrimage to the Benedictine shrine of Our Lady of Monserrat. There he placed his sword on the altar of the Blessed Mother and dedicated himself to has as a knight. Living in a cave, his spiritual life and the work on his masterpiece, the Spiritual Exercises began. The Spiritual Exercises is a collection of his insights, prayers and suggestions on spirituality. His spirituality is expressed in the Jesuit motto, AMDG, ad majorem Dei gloriam - "for the greater glory of God." Ignatius founded the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits. Today, the Society of Jesus serves through Jesuit organizations around the world through education, social justice and spirituality. Experience the love of God as St. Ignatius Loyola did and make a difference in your life. 


St. Ignatius Loyola is the patron of spiritual exercises. His feast day is July 31.

Teach us to be generous, good Lord; teach us to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for any reward save that of knowing we do your will.
- St. Ignatius Loyola

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

ST. CHRISTOPHER



Unique vintage medal honoring St. Christopher.  

Legend has it that St. Christopher made his living by carrying people across a river. One day, a child asked to be carried across. When St. Christopher put the child on his shoulders he found the child was unbelievably heavy. The child, was Christ carrying the weight of the whole world. Christopher means Christ-bearer.

St. Christopher is the patron of travelers. His feast day is celebrated on July 25.

PRAYER FOR A SAFE JOURNEY
O Lord, we humbly ask you to give Your Almighty protection to all travelers.
Accept our fervent and sincere prayers that through Your great power and unfaltering spirit, those who travel may reach their destination safe and sound.

Grant Your divine guidance and infinite wisdom to all who operate automobiles, trains, plans and boats. Inspire them with due sense of duty and knowledge and help them guide those entrusted in their care to complete their travel safely.

We thank You, Oh Lord, for Your great mercy and unending love to all mankind and for extending Your arm of protection to all travelers.

Amen



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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WHO'S YOUR SAINT?


Beautiful and unique hand cast saint medals.  Great gifts for Confirmation or any special occasion at  rosarium.etsy.com
If you don't see your saint, contact us to see if we have it, always adding saints to the website. 
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

ST. JOSEPH


O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the Throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.  O St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession and obtain for me from your Divine Son all spiritual blessings through Jesus Christ, Our Lord;  so that, having engaged here below your Heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of fathers.  O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you and Jesus asleep in the arms.  I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart.  Press Him in my name and kiss His fine Head for me, and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.  St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, 
pray for us.
Amen.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

ST. PATRICK


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Christ be with you, Christ within you,
Christ behind you, Christ before you,
Christ beside you, Christ to win you,
Christ to comfort and restore you,
Christ beneath you, Christ above you,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love you,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger!
-St. Patrick

Thursday, February 14, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY


A BIG HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU AMAZING SUPPORTERS AND FOLLOWERS.
LOVE YOU ALL!

Monday, February 11, 2013

OUR LADY OF LOURDES



"In 1858, the Virgin Mary Immaculate appeared to Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes in France within the cave of Massabielle.  through this humble girl, Mary called sinners to conversion and enkindled with the Church a great zeal for prayer and charity, especially service to the sick and poor."

-Magnificat

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ST. AGATHA


Beautiful treasures and sacramentals honoring, remembering and supporting women with breast cancer.  Wear these powerful sacramentals in honor of you grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, cousin, daughter,
friend, neighbor and all women with breast cancer.  Saint Agatha medal is attached to the sacramentals. Martyr.  Saint.  Patroness against breast cancer.  10% of the sale of these treasures will be donated to breast cancer research.  God bless.