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rosaries from the rfosary workshop -RDND  series index
FREEDOM FIGHTERS  RFF-3
inspired by our firefighters and police, state and local, all


RFF.21250 - THE WOUNDED  - (Freedom Fighters)
RFF.21260 - THE FALLEN - (Freedom Fighters)
RFF - FREEDOM FIGHTERS
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The Communion of Saints
Cloud of Witnesses
Mystical Body of Christ
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The war rages on, and even if our wounded and fallen are not in the battle of flesh, they are still in the battle. THE WOUNDED: Those wounded who suffer pain every day are still able to offer their pain as redemptive sufferers.  THE FALLEN: Those who have fallen in battle are still able to fight the war through intercessory prayer as members of the communion of saints, The Cloud of Witnesses and the Mystical Body of Christ. As intercessors, they are more powerful than we know!
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 REDEMPTIVE SUFFERING
CCC # 1505 - The Catechism of the Catholic Church encourages and reminds us of our vocation: "By His passion and death on the Cross, Christ has given a new meaning to suffering: it can henceforth configure us to Him and unite us with His redemptive passion" 
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No matter where or who we are someone in our family history or ancestry, fought and gave their lives so their children and children's children - you and I - could live in freedom.  Millions, one on one, spilled their life's blood to free us from tyranny and reminding us of how our lord, Jesus Christ gave his life blood so we could be saved from sin. 
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DREAMS FROM 
OUR FOREFATHERS
whose dreams do we follow?
The dreams of our forefathers are not the same as "Dreams From My Father" (1995 -  a book written by one man, Barack Hussein Obama, president of our nation.) Our forefathers, in co-operation and prayer, wrote down their dreams  for a new nation in 1767  - not in a book - but on parchment and called those dreams the "Constitution of the United Sates" (signed by 40 delegates)  and the "Bill of Rights" (signed by 56).  The First Amendment followed and was adopted December 15, 1791.  Whose dreams are we to follow? 
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 FIRST AMENDMENT
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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keeping freedom alive through a full circle of prayer
as the fallen are still able to intercede for peace
HOW THEY SERVED   -   HISTORICAL CONFLICTS    - 
We must pray for our warroirs and ask our fallen
 to pray, to interceded for our natiion. 
WOUNDED    -   THE FALLEN
how do those freedom fighters over the past 200 + years and those
toady who have fallen, how can they still fight the war against evil?
COMMUNION OF SAINTS   -   CLOUD OF WITNESSES
MYSTICAL BODY OF CHRIST
as members of the Church Militant, do we understand
what we must do to to serve the Lord in the battle?
HOW MAY WE SERVE?
do we really know what socialism is?
are we moving towards a socilalist government ?
WHAT IS SOCIALISM?
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~ HOW THEY SERVED ~
OUR WOUNDED 
AND OUR FALLEN
Going back to our first pernanent settlement, Colonial James-Town (VA), Freedom Fighters have fought and died to protect us since 1607. Connect your family hisotry, ancestors, with the following services. Pray for them and ask them to interecede from heaven, through our Lord, Jesus - starting now - to protect our nation and its citizins and children from harm. 
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COLONIAL GUARD 
1607
CONTINENTAL ARMY
1775
CONTINENTAL 
NAVY
1775
PRIVATEERS
(M Marines)
1775
CONTINENTAL
MARINES
1775
US COAST
GUARD
1790
USMS / ICE
(Marshall)
1789 - 2001
SPEC OPS (Seals / Delta)
1961


THE CHAPLAIN CORPS
July 9th, l776 The Continental Congress was 
pleased to allow a Chaplain to each Regiment, with pay! 
When General Washington assumed command
there were already 15 Chaplains assigned!




~ HISTORICAL CONFLICTS ~
 FAMILY MEMEBERS WHO SERVED
Some where in this list below, a relative stands. And we must ask, where would we be today had we lost even one of these conflicts. What language would we be speaking?  What flag would be honoring?  We have listed some of the battles here in our nation  - as a reminder - that made a difference for who we are today.  Family members and ancestors who fought for the right to bear arms, freedom of religion, free speech, own property, start a business without government intervention - the Constitution of our nation along with the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. 
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 U.S. HISTORICAL CONFLICTS
Before we were even a nation,a republic, brave people risked their lives and the lives of their families by coming to these shores to practice freedom of religion. They were called 'Pilgrims' or 'Puritans'. Many died before they even set foot in the boats that would carry them in 1620 to 'Plymouth Rock'.
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American Revolutionary War
(1775 - 1783) 
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Spanish American War (1898), 
Civil War (1861 - 65)
War of 1812 (1812 - 1815)
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WW1 (1914 - 18), WWII (1939 - 45)
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Korean War (1950 - 53),
Bay of Pigs (1961), Vietnam (1960 -75)
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Persian Gulf  (1990 - 91), 
Afghanistan  (2001 - ) , Iraq (2003 - ), 
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continued prayers for peace and
 thanksgiving to our military
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COMMUNION OF SAINTS? 
PRAYER WARRIORS?
Trace you family members who fought in these conflicts, wars to bring peace to this land. How are we spending this freedom and carrying it on to our children and future generaions? How many of these relatives are now in the communion of saints and are willing to continue as prayer warriors to free our country from those who want to destroy our freedom, if only we ask? 
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 EPHESIANS 6:10-17
The battle against evil
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10  Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.  11 Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil.   12 For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. 




~ OUR WOUNDED ~
 RARE PEBBLE BEADS / FACETED CUTS
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AVE BEADS:  Deep ruby red faceted 'pebbles' were a perfect choice.  The red reminding us of the life's blood shed by our wounded warrior under the 'camo' surface.  very rare, unable to replace when gone) PATER BEADS: Jet Black faceted glass beads from Czechoslovakia (the best). Each framed in antiqued filigree caps. 
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CRUCIFIX / CENTER
The crucifix shows the tools of Christ's crucifixion on the back reminding us of  his precious blood, spilled for our redemption! Attached you will find a St Michaels medal. All metals are available individually under SUPPLIES link. See whole collection.
 OUR WOUNDED FREEDOM FIGHTERS
(note camo surfacce covering life's blood)
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RFF.21250.b
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all medals and crucifixes hand cast from antiques in sterling silver
and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina
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 CCC on REDEMPTIVE SUFFERING
CCC # 1505 - The Catechism of the Catholic Church encourages and reminds us of our vocation: "By His passion and death on the Cross, Christ has given a new meaning to suffering: it can henceforth configure us to Him and unite us with His redemptive passion" 




~ OUR FALLEN ~
 BEADS FILLED 
WITH SYMBOLISM
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AVE BEADS: Each bead has a cross on it to remind us of the warrior who gave his or her life in the fight for freedom. The green / earth variegation reminds us of the surface of our land especially as we see from the air.  PATER BEADS: Faceted crystal in a heavenly gold.
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We have family members buried at Arlington as many of you do.  Soe these beads have special meaning for us and all those who are buried in our soil and the soil of many nations over the centuries. 
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ALL METALS AVAILABLE
Each rosary has a figural of St Michael and the center is of St Joan who gave her life as a Martyr in France. The crucifix shows the tools of Christs crucifixion. may be purchased individually at SUPPLIES link. be sure and see whole collection in sterling and solid bronze. 
THE FALLEN
crosses on the green earth
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RFF.21260.b
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RFF.21260.s
all medals and crucifixes hand cast from antiques in sterling silver
and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina
23.5 in.

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 REVELATION 5: 8 
When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.




~ HOW WE MAY SERVE ~
 WE ARE THE CHURCH MILITANT
The church on earth is called the Church MIlitant, in purgatory, The Church Penitent and in heaven, The Church Triumphant..  Do we know how to be members of the Church Militant?  Did you know there is a Field Manual out  as of June 2012 called the CHURCH MILITANT FIELD MANUAL?" to teach us how to respond to the call of Spiritual Heroism?
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NO, WE SHALL NOT BE SAVED BY A 
FORMULA BUT BY A PERSON -JPII
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 CHURCH MILITANT FIELD MANUAL
 "No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a person"JPII 
(A Program for all times) " A Training in Holiness,  written by Father Rick Fr. Rick Heilman.  The spiritual devastation of the last few decades compelled Pope John Paul II to draw up his master plan for the New Millennium, the Apostolic Letter At the beginning of the third millennium, a “program for all times.” In his plan, he emphasized the importance of “starting afresh from Christ”: “No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a Person.” Thus, Pope John Paul II called for pastoral initiatives that would focus on “Training in Holiness”




~ CCC COMMENTS ~
WHO IS THE 
MYSTICAL BODY OF CHIRST?
CCC 1396 The unity of the Mystical Body: the Eucharist makes the Church. Those who receive the Eucharist are united more closely to Christ. Through it Christ unites them to all the faithful in one body - the Church. Communion renews, strengthens, and deepens this incorporation into the Church, already achieved by Baptism. In Baptism we have been called to form but one body.233 The Eucharist fulfills this call: "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread:"234 
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 COMMUNION OF SAINTS?
CCC 1475 In the communion of saints, "a perennial link of charity exists between the faithful who have already reached their heavenly home, those who are expiating their sins in purgatory and those who are still pilgrims on earth. Between them there is, too, an abundant exchange of all good things."87 In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin. 
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THE CLOUD OF WITNESSES?
CCC 2683 The witnesses who have preceded us into the kingdom,41 especially those whom the Church recognizes as saints, share in the living tradition of prayer by the example of their lives, the transmission of their writings, and their prayer today. They contemplate God, praise him and constantly care for those whom they have left on earth. When they entered into the joy of their Master, they were "put in charge of many things."42 Their intercession is their most exalted service to God's plan. We can and should ask them to intercede for us and for the whole world. 


 WHAT IS SOCIALISM?
 SOCIALISM   so·cial·ism noun   1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. 2: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state 
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3.(in Marxist theory) A transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism  (Merriam Webster)
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ROSARY WORKSHOP GUILD
Just like you, the guild members represnt freedom fighters, our military, through our husbands and children, who served in the Army and Navy. One was a career Navy (USNA), and two served as enlisted. We proudly have 3 Seals. A radioman, and a  submariner who worked with Special Forces (UDT, Frogmen,)
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JUST LIKE YOU
We come from families who served in Afghanistan(2001), Iraq (2003), Persian Gulf (1990-91), Bay of Pigs (1961), Vietnam (1965-75), Korea (
 FROM A FUNERAL CARD - 1912
Dear Children: My pilgrimage is over.  I be you never forget me, stay united together, live unshakable in faith, soon we will be reunited in eternity. I am dying but my love does not die.  I will love you in heaven as I have loved you on earth. I ask for prayers from all of you who have loved me, all who knew me. (Carol L fam)
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20 DECEMBER 1943. MONTREAL
 Dear Cousins - How many of your boys are in the Army? Are they on the battlefield? I worry if danger awaits them or have they stayed (here} to defend out side?  It is always sad to approach this subject, but it is true that the war exists and it persists, fighting bitterly to reach the enemy as it is still strong, 
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 Ah! That God loves suffering people, soldiers and parents, especially mothers. When the hour of deliverance rings, which of us will be waiting with impatience?
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 Ah not to mention all the horror of the dead, the injured, and the lost and also the foreigners who are arriving in Quebec by boat and all the hospital, St Anne de Bellevue, unable to return to their family. What is responsible for all of this is ambition and pride! (From Guild member Carol's granmoms first cousin,  Mathilda McKevnen to her first cousin Anna LaPointe in Mi)
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OUR GRANDMOTHER 
STOOD OVER HIM
My brother had just graduated from JMU. I suggested we to out and celebrate but he didn't feel very well so I joined the others for dinner.  When I cam back to the dorm and opened the door. There was our grandmother standing over him. I knew my brother was dead, and he was. Our grandmother had passed a year before. She had simply come to welcome him home. (from my neighbor)



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SEA, AIR, LAND, SPECIAL FORCES 
THE WOUNDED - THE/ FALLEN
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FIREFIGHTERS   -   POLICE
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WE must pray for our warroirs and ask our fallen
 to pray, to interceded for our natiion. 

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that formed us as we are today
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CHURCH MILITANT FIELD MANUAL
 KNIGHTS OF DIVINE MERCY
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