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THE LADY in BLUE - ROSARIES
sor marie de jesus of agreda - la dama azul - who was she?


ROSARY: RDSP.21540 - Sor  Maria Agreda
ROSARY: RDSP.2541 - ('Wooden') - Agreda
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VENERABLE
RSTS:  SAINTHOOD SERIES
'Every soul, without exception, is capable of embracing 
its inner light.
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WHO WAS
 THE 17C SPANISH MYSTIC
SOR MARIA AGREDA
 Who was Sor Maria de Agreda?  She was a 17th century Spanish mystic who became a cloistered Franciscan Conceptionist nun. As cloistered, she did not leave her convent, yet spoke of teaching 'natives and savages' about Jesus in a far distant country, not just once but over 500 times. This began when she was only 18 years old. In 1627 she became abbess of the Convent of the Immaculate Conception in Agreda where she spent the rest of her life. So how could this be possible?
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SOR MARIA AGREDA - early painting wearing rosary and medallion
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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
For most of us we set the date of Mary as the Immaculate Conception in 1830.t  How does it tie into this 17c nun who was a Franciscan Conceptionist?
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'Every soul, without exception, is capable of embracing its inner light. Yet in order to receive so delicate an influence, quiet is essential'
Sor María de Ágreda

MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD
She was born Maria Coronel y Arana *April 2, 1602, in Agreda, Spain and died in 1665.  In her remarkable time on earth, she accomplished more than most would in several lifetimes. She is probably best known for her book THE MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD.
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Through this book and along with Ann Catheryn Emmerich, Mel Gibson was deeply inspired to produce his film,  'THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST.'  Through this new awareness, the world is again wanting to know more about her. *Marilyn also noted  'Interesting that the Pope (JP II), passed away on Sor Maria's birthday'


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ROSARY II - FACETED TURQUOISE
TURQUOISE ROSARY  + CHAPLET
WOODEN ROSARY + CHAPLET  +  ALL IN ONE LOOP
(Rosary inspired from the image above)
NOVENA CHAPLET FOR HER CAUSE  +  RESOURCES
for more information about her visits
HISTORY   -   COMMENTS   -   MORE LINKS
MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD
'In it [the book]', Marilyn Fedewa shares, 'she portrays an inspiring and devotional treatment of the life of Our blessed Mother Mary, and Mary's experiences throughout the life of her Son, Our Lord.' 




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FACETED TURQUOISE PATER BEADS
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AVE BEADS:  wooden seed beads  PATER BEADS: Hand faceted turquoise to symbolize her visits to the land of turquoise, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. 
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ANCIENT WORN CRUCIFIX 
The crucifix (below) is believed to be from Spain and from the same time period.  It was probably part of the collection of evangelizing sacramentals brought to New Spain by the Friars. It looks as if it was worn down by the moving sand in the depths of the ocean, possibly from a ship that never made it to shore. 
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METAL PARTS CAST FROM ANTIQUES
All parts available individually. each hand cast from antiques and vintage pieces. Available in sterling silver and solid bronze. Once cast, each is antiqued to restore original patina.  See full collection at SUPPLIES on top of page.
FACETED TURQUOISE, 
CORAL AND WOODEN SEEDS
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pricing subject to change without notice
RDSP.21540.b
TO ORDER
RDSP.21540.s
all crucifixes, centers and medals are handcast from antiques
in sterling and solid bronze
21.5 in.

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~ TURQUOISE CHAPLET ~
 ALL TURQUOISE SAME SHADE
Camera played tricks on us again, making the beads look lighter
than the cross and the cross darker, when much closer in color. 
CHAPLET - full view of turquoise chaplet
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pricing subject to change without notice
CDSP.21540.b
TO ORDER
CDSP.21540.s
all crucifixes, centers and medals are handcast from antiques
in sterling and solid bronze
7 in.

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~ WOODEN ROSARY ~
INSPIRED BY THE
CHOIR STALLS AT THE CONVENT
ROSARY - closeup of wood and coral rosary
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AVE BEADS: Hand carved wooden Ave beads symbolize the Choir Stalls Sor Maria was so pleased with in the new convent. PATER BEADS: The rough coral root Paters give this rosary a more natural look. 
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METAL PARTS CAST FROM ANTIQUES
All parts available individually. each hand cast from antiques and vintage pieces. Available in sterling silver and solid bronze. Once cast, each is antiqued to restore original patina.  See full collection at SUPPLIES on top of page.
ANCIENT CRUCIFIX FOUND ON BEACH
believed washed up from the ocean. Originally from a sunken ship
ROSARY - full view of hand carved wooden bead rosary
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pricing subject to change without notice
RDSP.2541.b
TO ORDER
RDSP.2541.s
all crucifixes, centers and medals are handcast from antiques
in sterling and solid bronze
24 in.

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~ WOODEN CHAPLET ~
ANCIENT CRUCIFIX FOUND AT SEA
CHAPLET - designed for eaiser prayer showing ancient crucifix
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pricing subject to change without notice
CDSP.2541.b
TO ORDER
CDSP.2541.s
all crucifixes, centers and medals are handcast from antiques
in sterling and solid bronze
7.5 in.

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~ ALL IN ONE LOOP ROSARY ~
A TRADITIONAL CONFIGURATION
A very special wooden rosary inspired by the images of the period.
(see painting of Sor Maria Agreda above)
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AVE / PATER BEADS: traditional wooden rosary using a Spanish 18c crucifix, possibly earlier, on this rosary is two sided. The reverse carries the traditional image of Mary and Child.  It is designed in the tradition of the times.  The rosary has no pendant.  It carries the normal 59 beads. This overall design is also traditional for the period 'All in OneLoop'.
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MEDALS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
all medals are handcast from antique pieces in sterling silver and sold bronze, then antiqued to restore original patina (Mid 19c Latin America) All medals may be purchased individually by visiting the Printable Catalogs listed under Supplies at top of page. 
TRADITIONAL 'ALL IN ONE LOOP' ROSARY
ROSARY: full image of wooden rosary with rare Spanish crucifix
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pricing subject to change without notice
RDSP.2542.b
PRICING / ORDER
RDSP.2542.s
all crucifixes, centers and medals are handcast from antiques
in sterling and solid bronze 
19 in.

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~ NOVENA CHAPLET ~
THREE + SEVEN BEADS 
MAKE UP THIS NOVENA CHAPLET
(Pray for the Sainthood of the Venerable Maria Agreda)
The medal is that of the Immaculate Conception, also known as the Miraculous Medal, and is cast in sterling silver and sold bronze, then antiqued to restore original patina (Mid 19c Latin America) All medals may be purchased individually by visiting the Printable Catalogs listed under Supplies at top of page. 
CHAPLET - 'all in one loop' for easier prayer
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pricing subject to change without notice
CDSP.2543.b
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CDSP.2543.s
all crucifixes, centers and medals are handcast from antiques
in sterling and solid bronze
6.25 in

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~ RESOURCES ~
SHE LIES IN STATE
IMAGE of Sor Maria de Agreda
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INCORRUPT
"Sor Maria's incorrupt body lies in state within a glass enclosed coffin in her convent's church in Agreda, Spain.  Since her death in 1665, her casket has been opened to medical and ecclesiastical examination 14 times, and each time (most recently in 1989) certified as in tact and sweet smelling. "As the viewer can see in the photograph, her face is protected with a mask, but her hands are in view for all to see, and appeared to me perfectly in tact.  Unfortunately, for all my photographic contortions, I was not able to capture an image of her hands on film.  Maybe during my next visit!"  Marilyn H. Fedewa Author and Photographer
  ROSARIES 
INSPIRED BY THE LADY IN BLUE
With grateful thanks to the encouragement of Brian Cadman (UK) and to Marilyn Fedewa (MI), the American Correspondent liaison with the vice postulator of Sor Maria's cause for sainthood. Please read the beautiful sharings in 'How the Rosary Came to Be' If this little dedication in any way helps Sor Maria to become Saint Maria we will be most grateful. + RW



ROSARY WORKSHOP 
MISSION STATEMENT
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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great resources visit Marilyn's site 
IN THE NEWS  -  SOR MARIA de JESUS de AGREDA
more information to enjoy
THE TEXIAN COWBOY   -   LADY IN BLUE
HISTORY OF VISITATIONS   -   COMMENTS AND BEGINNING
 To pray the novena for her cause of sainthood
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