St. Therese once said that she wanted to “send down a shower of roses from the heavens” as her time in eternity; she wants to intercede and obtain for us all the graces necessary for our sanctification so that we too can be with God in Heaven.
This is Mary’s goal as well.
In this rosary, walk with Mary and reflect on the graces God has showered down in your life, and pray for those intentions which are dear to your heart. As you journey from the white beads in the beginning, reflect on the graces of consolation when you felt God was near, but as the colors gently transition to the vibrant red, think about the sufferings that are nonetheless graces as well. In one of my favorite quotes from Fr. Jaques Phillippe he says, “stop dreaming of a life without suffering or conflict. That is the life of Heaven and not of earth”.
In the early days of our spiritual lives we will receive many beautiful graces, but that is not the end of the story. To become perfect imitators of Christ, we must become like Him in all things, even death. We must take up our cross and follow Him.
But when we take on the Cross, we are never alone. Mary is there, your guardian angel is there, all the Saints are there. They provide a sweetness as beautiful as the roses to help us in our suffering, reminding us of the goodness of God even when He seems far away.
This rosary is both about seeing the graces showered down upon us, but also our call and ability to shower roses down on our loved ones. It’s a rosary of receiving and petition. On the days when it is too painful to reflect on the sorrows and sufferings, simply use this rosary for intercession. Draw near Mary’s heart and bring all your cares to her.
At 16 inches long, with 8mm beads, these rosaries are about the same size as a standard rosary. The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, so it is super strong.
Because this rosary is made with stone beads, it has a weight to it and retains ambient cooler room temperate, which is really awesome to feel when you’re praying; it always made me focus more on what I was saying. And then as you pray the stones warm up from your body heat.
Please remember that all things can break with excessive use. Under normal, conscientious use, this rosary will last a very long time, but, for instance, if you keep this rosary in a tight pocket every day, all day and get it crushed under you or against something, the small glass spacers can break and the steel wire will be under strain and can stretch and even break.
These repairs can be made, and I would be delighted to do so, but as time goes on, I might not have extra beads or I might be gone. So do be gentle and take good care of your rosary.
Features of the rosary:
Center piece: 3/4″x1/2″ silver tone Miraculous Medal with roses, double sided
Crucifix: 2″x1-1/4″ silver tone crucifix with cherubs
Hail Mary beads: 10 different stones from agate to jade to rhodonite. May vary slightly depending on availability of the stones, but will always have a smooth gradient.
Our Father beads: 10mm Malaysian jade with silver bead caps and clear quartz spacers
Spacers: clear czech glass seed
— Have a particular color, devotion, size, or style of rosary that you are looking for? Send me a message and I’d be happy to make a custom rosary just for you. —