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dedicated to peace in the world


RET.21116 - 'Foundation of the Wall V'
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 FOUNDATION OF THE WALL  V
RET:  EARTH TREASURE SERIES
The wall was built of diamond, and the city of pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the city wall were faced with all kinds of precious stone:
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CHANGING THE WORLD
SOMETHING HAPPENED ON 9 / 11 
Something happened on 9 / 11... and it changed the world as we knew it.  There are no words to describe the tragedy of NYC, DC and PA. We know that terrorists stopped the hearts of thousands of Americans yet they did not hit or stop the heart of America. If anything, it woke us up as a nation. We are in a new kind of war.  And we as a people are turning back to the Lord.
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REVELATION 21:19-20
(reminding us of the priests breast piece 
and the twelve stones symbolizing the 12 tribes of Israel)x
 The wall was built of diamond, and the city of pure gold, like clear glass. 19 The foundations of the city wall were faced with all kinds of precious stone: the first with diamond, the second lapis lazuli, the third turquoise, the fourth crystal,20 the fifth agate, the sixth ruby, the seventh gold quartz, the eighth malachite, the ninth topaz, the tenth emerald, the eleventh sapphire and the twelfth amethyst. NJB
(rosary inspired by scripture)
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DEDICATED 14 SEPTEMBER, 2001
(FEAST OF THE TRIUMPH OF THE HOLY CROSS)
This is a small way to respond but we originally dedicated this page on September 14th 2001, on the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross to all those who lost their lives and to all who tried to save them on this day of infamy.  It is inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas remembering she stood at the foundation of the cross. We ask you say a prayer pray for our peace keepers. 

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2 STONES OF THE WALL
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TWO STONES FROM
 THE WALL OF THE NEW JERUSALEM
AVE BEADS: Was especially captured by these beautiful Jasper beads,  Note each has a flat surface for the praying hand and each has a faceted edge to add to their beauty. PATER BEADS: Turquoise and Jasper are both in the foundation of the New Jerusalem.  Hand faceted Turquoise Paters are capped in antiqued filigrees and a touch of old coral glass beads.Unable to replace when gone.
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MORE ABOUT TURQUOISE
Turquoise is colored with copper (blue) and iron (green) and rarely is found in large chunks. It has been used for ornament for over 6,000 years, and is used in the foundation of the city walls, the New Jerusalem.  As a birth stone, turquoise is used for the month of December which is also when we celebrate the birth of Christ. Somehow it all seems right as this is also the color of the starry heavens that cover Mary who is with child, as the Lady of Guadalupe.
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CRUCIFIX AND CENTER
Crucifix and center may be purchased individually by visiting SUPPLIES at top of page. See a closer view of the beautiful 'A'M' center, Ave. Maria initials and the powerful crucifix by clicking image below.,  Both hand cast from antique pieces.
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 ~ THOUGHTS on 9/11/01 - 5/1/11 ~
RESPONDERS
PEOPLE WHO CARED
We honor the NY Police and firemen and women, all services and civilians who so bravely walked into harms way.  We honor all the military in DC along with the Police and Firemen and women who put their lives on the line to save others.

And now, we honor our special forces and support teams that made it possible for bringing OSB, the brains behind this tragedy to a final closure on Sunday 1 May of 2011. This was the Feast of the Divine Mercy and for us, who are on central time, the hour of mercy, 3pm.  It was also the day when JPII was beatified, the second step on his way to becoming a Saint. May God receive the glory!

...  he prays the rosary ...
I am a married father of  four beautiful children.  I am a Federal Air Marshal and this position takes me away from my family for extended periods of time.  I am devoted to the Blessed Mother and seek Her consolation in dealing with being separated from my family and in my responsibilities in my job.  I ask the Blessed Mother to protect my family while I am away and to provide me the courage to perform my duties with honor.  Thanks Karl D (USA)

... only confidence in the Lord can give ...
     [My son]  Ben's first day of preschool was 9/11, 2001.  Amid all that terror and disbelief, the sisters at Ursuline Preschool and Kindergarten greeted the children with smiles that only confidence in the Lord can give.  I'm sure that they were praying their rosary, too.

Foundation of the Wall III chaplet arrived yesterday...I'm getting it blessed tomorrow. What a beautiful way to remember all those brave souls!  I wanted to celebrate the lives of all those mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers in a special way...more than just watching the countless documentaries that are sure to be aired this September 11.  Thank you for creating another exquisite prayer aid!   God Bless you all,  Joell S  (US)

... I went to ground zero ...
I just received my rosary yesterday and I can't say enough about it's beauty, truly Our Lady inspired you with it's creation, the choice of turquoise which was known in ancient times as a master healing stone is truly appropriate for it represents a time for healing for all of us as a Nation. I had gone to New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday and went to ground zero and saw the devastation, there are no words to express the feelings that  come over you. I was struck with the thought that this holiday season for many will have a great sadness and emptiness of a lost loved one, I pray that we continue fervently to pray the rosary for peace and for an ending to the hatred in the hearts of men.  Xenia G (USA)





~ INTERESTING DATES ~
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 ... December 7th 1941 ...
      My dear Guild  - Strange is it not that on the eve of what should be Festivals celebrating Mary, Mother of Christ, the horrific attacks on America should take place.
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 DECEMBER 7th 1941 - Pearl Harbor
 Eve of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception  -  8 December
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AUGUST 15th 1945 - VJ Day - end of WWII Japan
 Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven - 15 August
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and the church calendar events that surrounded
SEPTEMBER 11th 2001 - WTC and The Pentagon
The Feast of the Holy Name of Mary  - 12 September
  The  Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary  -  8 September
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross  -  14 September
The 7 Sorrows of Our Lady  -  15 September
PEOPLE OF EVERY NATION
EUROPEANS, HISPANICS, AFRICANS, MUSLIMS 
As a New Yorker, living 70 or so miles north of NYC, but having been raised in the Bronx, a borough of NYC, educated there and in the "city" did not believe my eyes ... first hit ... the World Trade Center ... maybe an "accident" ... second seen on the internet ... that was an attack:  Pentagon following, reassured me. ...  So many Fireman & Policemen ... were entrapped  when the twin towers came down upon them.  Lots of young, brave men;  American-Irish ,Italian, Hispanics, Blacks.  I would ask that you distribute the calls for prayer, through Mary, for their rewards in Heaven.
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 We cannot forget the 40,000 who worked in the Towers, Secretaries, Bosses, Clerks: they were Mom and Dads, sisters and brothers to those who survive .Good God how can people be like that! ... my Mom many years ago, told me, 'John, nothing happens but for the best.'  Perhaps  a simple scheduled airliner or 4 has accomplished our realization that we are vulnerable.  Perhaps, in the years to come we Americans will realize the sufferings of other nations ... The rain has started here ... don't think [this is] good for the rescue teams in NYC.
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I would ask that you who create rosaries to Mary ... remember them, not forgetting our brothers and sisters who perished at the Pentagon, as you string beads ... or form links to remember them.  Making is a good time for prayer ...  it makes us focus on our job.  Mary, the Gate of Heaven.  With sadness for our country and our dead, reminding that Mary has been designated to the protector patron of the US,  I am with sadness, John P. McGarrigle  (NY)    Date:  Thu, 13 Sep 2001
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Thank you John, when we received this letter from you we were confirmed as we had made the rosary above for just this reason, to honor those who were on ground zero and their families and Mary, the patroness of the Americas.




~ FAMILY RESPONSES ~ 
 ... "Mommy, what was that, what was that!" ...
The twin towers had been hit. My daughter Mary called from DC to see if I was ok. all of a sudden there was a terrible sound on her cell phone. It sounded like static but louder  - I thought I lost our connection - then my little 3 year old grandson, James who was next to her started to cry, 'Mommy, what was that, what was that!"  She said, 'it must have come from the quarry'. (she said she knew it wasn't but needed to take care of the moment.) Mary was a graduate of the US Naval Academy and served with Special Forces - so knew something terrible had happened.
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Since NY had been hit, we agreed she needed to get home. A few minutes later we discovered it was the Pentagon. Thank God, her husband / classmate, Vernon who works across the street from the Pentagon was ok, too. We are all a career Navy family.   You learn early in the Navy that the Navy is a family and when one member goes down we all deeply suffer his loss. Today, our family was extended to all the victims of this horrible act against our nation and innocent people.  Margot B (MI)
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... all of a sudden - she just started to read! ...
 Natalie (6) has never been able to read.  She just doesn't seem to connect the letters with words.  On our way home after Mass this morning (Sept 11, 2002) she picked up a little book, 'Hop on Pop'  that was loose in the car and started to read.   All of a sudden, she just started to read!  She read the whole book!  I asked her what  happened and she said, 'I just thought I should make sounds out of the words.'  I believe there are blessings large and small coming on this day of sadness. Mary B  (DC/VA)
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FOTNOTE: (Today, she has earned a full ride at Georgetown University and her major will be foreign studies.) UPDATED 9/14/15: - this past year trnsferred to UCONN to play WCBB basketball - she is now a beautiful lady at 6.5). Her brother James is being scouted for BB @ 6.9)
 ... 'Mr. President, this is the end of the world' ...
My Daughter Barbara called Tues. from San Francisco to find out if I was ok.  She said on monday one of my 9 year old twin grandsons Alex, was not feeling well so stayed home from school.  He went to work with his dad, Maurice for the day.  Maurice moves around a lot at work and when he came back to his desk he couldn't find Alex.  Alex was asleep under his dads desk.
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On his dad's blackboard he had drawn a 4 frame cartoon.  In box 1 -  he wrote, 'Mr. President, this is the end of the world'  In box 2 - he drew two buildings, on was on fire and there was an airplane in the sky.  (Remember this was monday and the bombing was on tuesday.)  In box 3 - he drew a little boy saying 'Oh man, I was right!)  with the words 'WORLD DOMINATION' over his head'  In box 4 - he had a crumpled up globe with a plane in the air over it. His mom asked him what that meant and he said ' Its a US plane and we win'.
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 All I could think of was, 'Barbara, tell Alex he was right, this is the end of the world as we knew it. But in some unknown way, we are going to heal stronger than ever before as a country'  I really believe this. Margot B (MI)
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... I felt I needed to pray ...
Mom, about four days before this happened, I felt I needed to pray for peace.  I started to pray the Hail Mary.  I really don't like rote prayer, prefer spontaneous prayer but just believed I needed to pray for peace and knew Mary was the Queen of Peace.  Barbara B (CA)
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FOOTNOTE:  Alex graduated from Hampshire,  after semester studies in Ireland and Scotland. Studies:  Ancient religions, origins thereof. His twin Brother also now a college graduate will go into the arts.




~ MORE RESPONSES ~
 ... I was praying when it happened ...
 Interestingly, I was praying my new rosary exactly at the time of the horrible tragedies on Tuesday, not knowing what was happening, as I did not have the radio or television turned on.  Imagine my shock to learn of these horrible disasters, and then to realize what I was doing in those moments.   I swear that rosary drew me to pray right at the very moment when those prayers were most needed. Marcia T. (PA)
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As an addendum to that "sharing", it is my practice to always pray the rosary in the evening - always.  Tuesday morning is the ONLY time I have ever done it in the morning!  My daughter feels that I was able to save a number of souls by that action.  It is my most heartfelt, sincerest hope that it was helpful ......... I am not a Catholic but have been drawn more and more to some of their traditions, partly because my daughter is a convert. Marcia T

... I live less than a mile  from the Pentagon ...
These are indeed emotional times.  I live less than a mile  from the Pentagon.  I was home on Sept 11, I heard the plane crash and and felt the vibrations.  I was in shock. The smoke was over my house in a matter of minutes.  I heard the ambulances going to and from the hospitals all day and night. It is something I will never forget.
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 I received Foundation of the Wall rosary yesterday, it took my breath away. What a beautiful, well designed and thought out rosary.  I can see the love and care that was put into making my rosary.  I will enjoying praying this rosary for many years to come.  Aleta B (VA)

... not the last transaction ...
The rosaries arrived today, quite safely (TG!). Both are very beautiful in their own way. Am trying to decide which I like more.  You are doing such beautiful work that I have a feeling this is not the last transaction!  My very best wishes,  Fr Michael C (UK)




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 Prayers, scripture references, dedicated to events 9/11/01 
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FREEDOM FIGHETERS    -   WHAT IS A JUST WAR?
After events on the 11th of September, what should we do? 
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