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rosaries from the Rosary Workshop - RET.21018, CET.21118
ST PATRICK'S BLESSING  III, 1V
Connemara marble we purchased in Ireland just for rosaries


ROSARY: St Parricks Blessing  - RET.21418
ROSARY:  Christ Be With Me  RET.21410
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  ST PATRICK'S BLESSING  III, 1V
RET:  EARTH TREASURE SERIES
 His shield to ward; the Word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard. 
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SAINT PATRICK'S BREASTPLATE (ca.389-461 AD)
  I bind unto myself today the power of God to hold and lead, His eye to watch, His might to stay, His ear to hearken to my need: the wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide, His shield to ward; the Word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard. 
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 THE GREEN 
GOLD OF CONNEMARA
Connemara (Irish: Conamara), from Conmhaicne Mara (meaning: descendants of Con Mhac, of the sea) - Connemara Marble is truly beautiful and can be very hard to find in such rich deep color!  We found this gathering of Connemara Marble in Ireland last year and felt very, very blessed! It is very hard to find this beautiful. 
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   Christ be with me ....... Christ within me, 
....... Christ behind me .......
Christ before me ....... Christ beside me, 
....... Christ to win me ....... 
Christ to comfort me ....... and restore me, 
....... Christ beneath me ....... 
Christ above me ....... Christ in the hearts 
....... of all that love me .......
Christ in the mouth ....... of friend and stranger.

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~ ROSARY 21418 ~
HAND CARVED 
WOODEN PATER BEADS
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AVE BEADS: Deep, rich green Connemara Marble. The finest we have seen in Ireland for a very long time.  Very very hard to replace this high grade Connemara.   PATER BEADS: Hand carved from precious wood, ecah is framed with  antiqued filigreen medals.
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HAND CARVED WOOD
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METALS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
We have used a very rare and special antique celtic crucifix from the 19c. - hand cast and antiqued to restore original patina.  The hand carved wooden Pater beads set off the Connemara marble from Ireland.  A beautiful rosary for those of Irish blood - aren't we all? To purchase crucifix alone, see in SUPPLIES (above)
 "ST PATRICK'S BLESSING  V" 
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RET.21418.b
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RET.21418.s
all crucifixies, centers, medals are hand cast from antique pieces
in sterling and solid bronze
25 in.

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 ~ CHRONICLES 29 10-13 ~
Or should it be 'David's Blessing' (See scriptural reference below).
  .10 Then David blessed the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, praying in these words: “Blessed may you be, O LORD, God of Israel our father, from eternity to eternity. 11 “Yours, O LORD, are grandeur and power, majesty, splendor, and glory. For all in heaven and on earth is yours; yours, O LORD, is the sovereignty; you are exalted as head over all. 12 “Riches and honor are from you,  and you have dominion over all. In your hand are power and might;  it is yours to give grandeur and strength to all. 13 Therefore, our God, we give you thanks and we praise the majesty of your name.” 
 




~ ROSARY 21410 ~
  EXOTIC WOOD 
WITH CONNEMARA PATERS
His hand to guide, His shield to ward; the Word of God to give me speech, His heavenly host to be my guard. 
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AVE BEADS: fine grained 8mm exotic wood for simplicity  PATER BEADS: Natural Connemara Marble ovals framed with antiqued filigree metal caps. Note the rare 19c "Galway Crucifix" on this rosary with a "shield to ward" for the center center. Crucifix seen in museums in Ireland show influence of Ireland and Spain. Note 3 beads each side to remind us of his love for the triune God. 
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CONNEMARA MARBLE
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SHIELD
("His shield to ward") 
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METALS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
We have used a very rare and special antique "Galway crucifix" from the 19c as seen on early Celtic rosaries. - hand cast and antiqued to restore original patina. A beautiful rosary for those of Irish blood - aren't we all?To purchase crucifix and center alone, see in SUPPLIES (above) 
 CHRIST BE WITH ME
Note the natural variegated shades of the marble depending on where it was cut. Again, don't muss the rare 'Galway Crucifix" that reflects the influence of Ireland and Spain in the 1700s. We saw many at the HUNT museum in Limerick Ireland (may be seen the history section of our site.)
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RET.21410.b
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RET.21410.s
all crucifixies, centers, medals are hand cast from antique pieces
in sterling and solid bronze
21.5 in.

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~ ABOUT CONNEMARA MARBLE ~

ARCHITECTURAL USE
Connemara marble may be seen used in buildings throughout the world.  Here in the United States, a very fine example may be seen in the State Capital Building, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Senate Chamber and Post Office. Starting in the 50s, it was being used in many churches in Ireland including the floors of the new Galway Cathedral (note background).  It may also be seen at Shannon and Dublin Airports.

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Connemara Marble floor in the new Galway Cathedral
photogaphed by Margot Carter Blair
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ARTS AND CRAFTS
Very popular are the uses of Connemara marble to make various craft and art items.  It is used in jewelry, rosaries, chess boards, souvenirs and tablewear.  The youth of Ireland presented the Holy Father John Paul II a beautiful crucifix and matching candlesticks in 1981.  (donated by Connemara Marble ltd.)
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QUALITIES
Found only in Connemara Ireland, the marbles may vary in many shades of green including varigated creamy greens. It is a very finely grained marble and many claim there is no finer green marble found anywhere in the world.

 ... a joy to hold ...
The Connemara marble rosary arrived today, safe and sound. It is very beautiful and a joy to hold. I have always been interested in a Connemara rosary, but the ones that one usually sees in O'Connell Street, Dublin, and Souvenir Shops are so badly put together, and the beads of a very poor standard. Yours are so very attractive. I was reminded of Hopkins' poem in praise of "dappled things". I look forward to using it on St Patrick's Day.  Rev. Fr. Michael Cleary SVD - UK

... it is a gorgeous rosary ...
The Connamara marble rosary is so lovely!  The colors evoke images of spring, renewal and spiritual rebirth.  What an appropriate rosary for the blessed Easter season!  The variable green marble Ave's and the amber glass caps on the Pater's also remind me of the old green and yellow horn Irish rosaries of many decades past.  It is a gorgeous rosary that is smooth and comfortable to handle during prayer.  Thank you very much! Mary S (IN)




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