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 FRANCISCAN CROWN
also called the seraphic rosary - the joys of mary


SERAPHIC II: RDSP.2830 - tourmaline
SEVEN JOYS OF MARY III: RDSP.2531 - jade
FRANCISCAN CROWN II: RDSP.2532 - antique black
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7 SETS OF 10 BEADS
RD7S - FRANCISCAN CROWN
also known as the 7 "Joys of Mary" and the "Seraphic Rosary"
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SEVEN SETS OF TEN BEADS 
A womderful rosary that has been around for centuries, it has many prayers and devotions. Known as the Franciscan Crown, Seraphic Rosary and the 7 Joys of Mary.The "Seven Joys" is a devotion that recalls seven joyful episodes in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The practice originated among the Franciscans in early 15th-century Italy. The themes resemble the 12th-century Gaudes, Latin praises that ask Mary to rejoice because God has favored her in various ways.

, we have designed and dedicated a rosary to each of these titles although the traditional count and prayer is the same on all three, 7 sets of 10 and may  be used for prayers of your choice but the traditional prayers are linked below.  Don't miss the rare Tourmaline faceted stone Paters below. Very limited.
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The Franciscan Crown has variously been called the Franciscan Rosary, the Seraphic Rosary or the Rosary of the Seven Joys of Our Lady. 
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FRANCISCAN CROWN II - RDSP.2532
TRADITIONAL PRAYERS
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~ SERAPHIC ROSARY II ~
OLD AVE BEADS - 1930 - 1960
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AVE BEADS:  Antique 'Tri beads' (Gablonz, 1930 - 60).  Als called 'Crackle Glass'. Each shaped to fit the fingers in prayer!  Beautiful AB patina may come from age.  PATER BEADS: Close ups of the hand faceted tourmaline below, shows the lovely colors that range from rose to moss. Each capped with hand cast filigrees. 
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SERAPHIC 12c 'GAUDES'
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ANTIQUE (17 - 18c) PERUVIAN CHILDS CRUCIFIX
Hand cast from 17th / 18th century antique, shw here in bronze
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 RDSP.2830.7.b
RDSP.2830.5.b
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all metal handcast from antique pieces in sterling and solid bronze
26 in.

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 PSALM 37:3 -7
3 Trust in the LORD and do good that you may dwell in the land and live secure. 4 Find your delight in the LORD who will give you your heart's desire. 5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust that God will act And make your integrity shine like the dawn, your vindication like noonday. 7 Be still before the LORD; wait for God.
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~ SERAPHIC CHAPLET II ~
'ALL IN ONE LOOP'
Traditional 'all in on e loop' for easier praying and kinder to the hands.
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CDSP.2830.b
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all metal handcast from antique pieces
in sterling and solid bronze
6 in.

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~ SEVEN JOYS of MARY II ~
MIXED SHADES OF NATURAL JADE
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AVE BEEADS: 8 mm, mixed shades of natural jade.  PATER BEADS: Hand carved fruit pits compliment the Jade
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HISTORY OF SEVEN JOYS
 Rosary consisting of seven decades in commemoration of the seven joys of the Blessed Virgin (1. the Annunciation,  2. Visitation, 3. Birth of our Lord, 4. Adoration of the Magi, 5. Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, 6. the Resurrection of Our Lord, and the 7. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin and her Coronation in heaven), in use among the members of the three orders of St. Francis.
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 SEVEN JOYS OF MARY II
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 RDSP.2531.7.b
RDSP.2531.5.b
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RDSP.2531.5.s
all metal handcast from antique pieces
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32.5 in.

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~ FRANCISCAN CROWN ~
 OLD MATTE JET GLASS (1950-60)  
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AVE BEADS: Antique, matte jet glass beads (Gablonz, 1930-60s)  PATER BEADS: hand carved exotic wood Pater beads. Small faceted coral spacers on either side are antiques. NOTE:  with Hand cast crucifix is powerful and simple and is available in sterling or solid bronze.
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HISTORY OF THE FRANCISCAN CROWN
The Franciscan Crown dates back to the year 1422. Wadding tells us that a young novice who had that year been received into the Franciscan Order had, previous to his reception, been accustomed to adorn a statue of the Blessed Virgin with a wreath of fresh and beautiful flowers as a mark of his piety and devotion. Not being able to continue this practice in the novitiate, he decided to return to the world. The Blessed Virgin appeared to him and prevented him from carrying out his purpose. She then instructed him how, by reciting daily a rosary of seven decades in honour of her seven joys, he might weave a crown that would be more pleasing to her than the material wreath of flowers he had been wont to place on her statue. From that time the practice of reciting the crown of the seven joys became general in the order. (New Advent - Catholic Encyclopedia)
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ALL METAL PARTS
Available individually from our parts catalogue . See full collection in solid bronze, sterling silver and new: white bronze. All hand cast from antique and vintage pieces. See SUPPLIES link above.
FRANCISCAN CROWN
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RDSP.2532.7.b
RDSP.2532.5.b
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RDSP.2532.7.s
RDSP.2532.5.s
all metal handcast from antique pieces
in sterling and solid bronze
34 in.

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~ TRADITIONAL PRAYER ~
STANDARD PRAYER
 The Apostles' Creed, the Our Father, and three Hail Marys having been said as usual, the mystery to be meditated upon is introduced after the word Jesus of the first Hail Mary of each decade, thus: "Jesus, whom thou didst joyfully conceive", "Jesus, whom thou didst joyfully carry to Elizabeth", and so on for the remaining five decades, which are given in most manuals of Franciscan devotion. At the end of the seventh decade two Hail Marys are added to complete the number of years (72) that the Blessed Virgin is said to have lived on earth.
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 1. Annunciation, 2. Visitation, 3. Birth of our Lord, 
4. Adoration of the Magi, 
5. Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple, 
6. the Resurrection of Our Lord, 
7.  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin/Coronation in heaven
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 The plenary Indulgence attached to the recitation of the Franciscan Crown, and applicable to the dead, may be gained as often as the crown is recited. (New Advent - Catholic Encyclopedia)



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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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