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S. MARIA MAGGIORE
St Mary Major - 'Our Lady of the Snows' - Rome


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S. MARIA MAGGIORE
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 26 Who builds his nest in her leafage and lodges in her branches; 27 Who takes shelter with her from the heat and dwells in her home.
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IN 358 AD
IT SNOWED IN AUGUST 
Saint Mary Major, Our Lady of the Snows.  A wonderful tradition here as Mary appeared to Pope Liberius (352-366) and told him she wanted a church built on Esquiline Hill. That she would leave a sign.  Why? Because it would embrace and honor her eucharistic son, Jesus. The next morning the Holy Father rushed up the hill and there  -  in a perfect rectangle - snow had fallen.  This wonderful miracle happened on a very hot morning on the 5th of August, 358 AD.
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VIRGIN OF THE SNOWS
Santa Maria Salus Populi Romani 
(Protectress of the Roman People)
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VIRGIN SALUS 
POPULI ROMANI
This icon, according to ancient tradition was painted by St. Luke, the apostle. (History dates it back to restoration in the 12th Century).   It was painted on the  top of Mary's table that she took with her when she went to live with John after the crucifixion.  The table was believed built by her son, Jesus.
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Sirach 14:20-26
   20 Happy the man who meditates on wisdom, and reflects on knowledge; 21 Who ponders her ways in his heart and understands her paths; 22 Who pursues her like a scout and lies in wait at her entry way; 23 Who peeps through her windows and listens at her doors; 24 Who encamps near her house and fastens his tent pegs next to her walls; 25 Who pitches his tent beside her and lives as her welcome neighbor; 26 Who builds his nest in her leafage and lodges in her branches; 27 Who takes shelter with her from the heat and dwells in her home.
(rosary was scripture inspired) 
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TODAY, ITS 
WHITE ROSE PETALS
St. Mary Major was built in the mid 5th century after the council of Ephesus had officially ruled on the divine origin of the virgin birth of Christ.  It is one of the four patriarchal basilicas of Rome.  On the feast day of Our Lady of the Snows, white rose petals are dropped from the ceiling of this church in honor of the event.
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POPE FRANCIS, 3/13/13
To begin his first day as Pope,  Francis went to the basilica of St. Mary Major with a simple bouquet of flowers.  He carried it down the central nave from the back of the church to the front. He set the bouquet at tie feet of the image of Santa Maria Salus Populi Romani (Protectress of the Roman People), also known as the Virgin of Snows.  He knelt in prayer for 10 minutes.  On completion of prayer he paused before the tomb of Pope Saint Pius V (Battle of Lepanto)

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~ S. MARIA MAGGIORE ROSARY ~
TRULY A MARIAN BLUE
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AVE BEADS: Inspired by a visit to the Basilica of St Mary Major in Rome, this rosaary is truly a Marain blue! The antiqued ends add to the richness of the bead design that comes from old bead glass molds when each bead was individually made by hand from molten glass cane. PATER BEADS: the Filigree Pater are hand made in precious silver. The crucifix is hand cast from an old rosary piece. All add up to a beautiful rosary. 
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PARTS AVAILABLE
All crucifixes, centers and religious medals are available individually in solid bronze and sterling silver.  Each hand cast from antique pieces then hand cleaned and antiqued to restore original patina. See full collection at SUPPLIES link above. 
 S. MARIA MAGGIORE
St Mary Major is the largest church in the world dedicated to our Lady. 
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~ "S. MARIA MAGGIORE" CHAPLET ~
 TRADITIONAL "ALL IN ONE LOOP"
easier to pray, kinder to the hands
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Our vision is to provide the finest handmade rosaries, chaplets and other fine religious art forms for personal worship we can make using the best supplies available.  The Guild believes the work of our hands should give visual Glory to God, therefore for us, the best for you is very, very important.

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