Making Rosaries So They Can Pray Rosaries

Making Rosaries So They Can Pray Rosaries

I’ve been making Rosaries for over 25 years but let it sort of slide to the wayside the last few years as other chores and some new projects took center stage. I realized a few weeks ago that I missed making them and the lists of missions in great need of them hadn’t gotten shorter over the year.

I used to make Rosaries for a local evangelist who would go out and about during the day and stopping to talk to anyone who seemed interested. He liked to have a Rosary on hand to give them so I got to fill a closer to home need, too.

The majority of Mission Rosaries are pretty basic. My evangelist friend said that we need a bit more than words to attract someone to the church at times so liked the fact that my art degree often came to play in my Rosary making. Some people told me there were too elaborate aka flashy. The people they were given to, however, loved having something special. Faith doesn’t have to be ‘plain’, after all!

Well, this week, I finally got off two packages of Rosaries to an elderly priest in India that I’ve kept in touch with over the years. I imagine he will probably be happily surprised to get more than a letter from me this time around.

Anyone interested in making Rosaries, this is the place to start. You can get supplies for reasonable prices along with instructions and lists of missions in need of Rosaries both in the United States and overseas. It’s great to pray a Rosary for someone but even better to share a Rosary with them.

https://www.rosarymakingparts.com/

The Blessed Mother’s Living Rosary – Be a Part of Prayerful Miracles

A small “mustard seed” of inspiration has quickly grown into a large group of moms from all over the US who are praying just a decade a day, together in our own time zones, houses, cars, or how about those precious few moments alone in the shower! The Living Rosary for Moms is currently assembling the 5th full, 20 decade Rosary. If you are interested in starting your own group, just find 20 like-minded women who want to join in, assign each a Mystery and decade of the Rosary . . . and pray. No one is immune to the problems developing all over. Time to turn it over to the Blessed Mother and ask for her intercession.

Remember, there is no specific time for praying your Mystery/decade and no need to form a group or anything to meet for this. In order to share in the benefits of the 20-decade Rosary, you just need to remember your assigned decade each day. So, if anyone is interested, please take advantage of this prayerful blessing and start a group. God is always in charge and we have to band together to let Him know that we know this and are asking for help, graces, and blessing for our vocations as mothers, for our personal intentions, and for the safety and security of the world.

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October – The Month of the Most Holy Rosary

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I’ve always liked this precursor to the end of the year’s holiday season. What a great way to renew our faith and prepare for the upcoming liturgical season of Christmas, In the Catholic Church, October is the month of the Holy Rosary.

According to the account, the Blessed Mother Mary appeared to Saint Dominic in 1206. Saint Dominic had been trying without success to overturn the Albigensian Heresy. (https://www.ewtn.com/library/HOMELIBR/HERESY5.TXT) In spite of penance and prayer, Saint Dominic wasn’t meeting with success. The Blessed Mother consoled him in his fight against the heresy and gave him the Rosary. She told him that praying the Rosary was a mighty weapon in combating the evils of the world and encouraged him to share this with others.

Many miracles have been attributed to the devote prayers of the Rosary. History are good examples of this.

The first instance of the intercession by way of the Rosary is the defeat of the Albigensians in the Battle of Muret in 1213.

Saint Pius V attributed the power of the Rosary prayers to the defeat of the Turkish fleet on the first Sunday of October, 1571. In reaction to this miracle, the Pope ordered a commemoration of the Rosary to be made on that day.

In 1573, Pope Gregory XIII proclaimed a celebration of a Feast of the Rosary in churches having an altar dedicated to the Rosary.

In 1671, Pope Clement X extended the feast day to include all of Spain.

On August 5, 1716, a second major victory over the Turks occurred when they threatened the ruin of Christian civilization. Prince Eugene defeated them at Peterwardein in Hungary. After that victory, Pope Clement extended the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary to the entire Church.

Given the current state of the world, with worldwide persecution of Christians gaining momentum, it would be a good idea to think about offering a daily Rosary. You have to wonder why the idea isn’t being perpetuated more strongly in Catholic dioceses. There is a lot of history repeating itself these days and we know for a fact that we can’t turn to our political leaders for comfort and help. The Blessed Mother shouldn’t be second in our list when the world is in desperate need of prayer.

“Today, when dangers far greater than those of the ancient Turks threaten not only Christianity but all civilization, we are urged by our Blessed Mother to turn again to the Rosary for help. If men in sufficient numbers do this, and at the same time carry out the other conditions that she has laid down, we have the greater reason for confidence that we will be delivered from our dangers.” — Mary in our Life by Fr. William G. Most