“Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!”
St. Josemaria Escriva
Good Morning! To celebrate the month of October, dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary…Show Us Your Rosary or Rosaries! This will be so much fun! (I think in my excitement I may be overusing the exclamation mark.)
If you have a blog, link up. If you don’t, send me a picture of your rosary and I’ll post it. I cannot wait to see your rosaries!
Here are mine…(The Lord knew I would have a bunch of monotonous sins and could use a few rosaries in my life!)
For my birthday my sweet Veronica made this beautiful rosary for me. We looked through pictures of rosaries on line and I told her what I liked and didn’t like and she made me a beautiful rosary. The center piece is a heart with seven swords piercing it in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows. She attached a blood drop bead to the crucifix to remind me of the blood Jesus shed for me and my sins. The beads are a lovely creamy, cloudy blue.
This next rosary was my first “real” rosary. I was in the beginning stages of my spiritual life and I had begun spiritual direction. My spiritual director at the time asked me who my patron saint was. “Um, I don’t know…don’t have one.” I know! So he handed me a copy of Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux and told me to read it. I did and took the Little Flower as my patron. Without knowing this, a friend presented me with this delicate, purple, antique rosary. She found it at an antique store in a box of books. The center piece is St Therese and the back reads, “I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth.” It also has an antique miraculous medal and I had Veronica add a blood drop bead to it recently. This is the rosary I have held on to during each labor and delivery of my children. It is the rosary that I thought was lost and miraculously survived a parking lot. It is the rosary that I lost recently and one of my children found outside one year later. It is the rosary I clung to during that very difficult time all those years ago. The beads are worn smooth from whoever loved the rosary before me.
This rosary was given to me by my dad’s wife. She was raised Catholic and got this rosary on a visit to Rome as a teen. This rosary was blessed by Pope John XXIII. This rosary usually sits on the bookshelf in the living room and I use it some nights during family rosary.
This rosary is a cord rosary from Real Life Rosary. This is a perfect go to rosary. It cannot break or get tangled. It can be washed and dried. And as you can see, I don’t worry when little chubby hands grab it. Each one of us received a different color one of these rosaries in our Christmas stocking a couple of years ago. You’ll find the living room scattered with these by the end of family rosary with a wandering toddler.
I almost forgot this one! I had to run out to the car to grab it. I keep this one in the car to pray with on long drives or the occasional drive back home at night when I know I’ll miss family rosary. This rosary was made for me by a super sweet and very dear friend.
Time to share your rosaries ladies! Show us a picture if you can. Tell us what you love about your rosary and why. What’s its story?