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 Rosary Workshop - Handmade Rosaries - RSDA.21282, RSDA.21283, RSDA.21284
 SPEAK NO WORDS  I,  II, III
 three simple prayerbeads inspired by Francis for your delight


RSDA.21282 - 'Hasten to Me  I'
RSDA.21283 - 'All Creatures Praise'
RSDA.21284 - 'Sister Dearth'
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SPEAK NO WORDS  I, II, III
RSDA: SEEDS OF ASSISI SERIES
O LORD, my Lord; in you I take refuge; do not take away my soul.  9 Guard me from the trap they have set for me, from the snares of evildoers. 
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RSDA - SEEDS OF ASSISI SERIES
ST FRANCIS
Born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181 died: October 3, 1226.  Francis was born in Assisi Italy, a small village on top of hill as most villages were for protection agains invasion.  He was the son of a weathy cloth merchant and lived a life of means.  He went off to war as a soldier in 1204 and had a vision that led him back to Assisi where he gave up his former life for a life of poverty. 
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St FRANCIS IN PRAYER
CARAVAGGO - 1606
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica - Rome
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   O LORD, my Lord; in you I take refuge; do not take away my soul.  9 Guard me from the trap they have set for me, from the snares of evildoers.  10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while only I pass over them safely
(inspired scripture) 
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LOVED BY ALL
St Francis was never ordained a Catholic priest. He was a friar and preacher who, through the suppoert of the HolyFather, was the founder of the Franciscan Order for men and the Order of St. Clare for women. He also was the founder of the lay Third Order of Saint Francis. He received the stigmata, the first to bear the wounds of Christ.  He dide in 1226 while preaching Psalm 141. He is one of the most venerated relighous figures in history by all people regardless of faith. 
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VISION IN FRONT OF THE CROSS
Francis was inspired to visit a little church at the bottom of thehill that had been abandoned and was in ruins. There before the cross of San Damiano, he hear the voice of the Lord speak to him, 'To rebild my church, it is in ruins'. He understood it was to physically, stone by stone to rebuild the little church.  But he realized the Lord meant to rebuild his church, one soul at a time.
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SAN DAMIANO CRUCIFIX
We bouth ours from  Franciscan University 
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HASTEN TO ME  I   -   ALL CREATURES PRAISE  II
SISTER DEATH  III   -   CANTICLE of the SUN
we purchased our San Damiano Crucifix from 
Franciscan University Bookstore 
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~ "HASTEN TO ME I"  ROSARY  ~
10 mm ROUND, BROWN WOOD
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AVE BEADS:   Very simple yet up to the prayers of the heart.  We do not know what kind of prayer beads the early 'lesser' brothers had but believe if they were not simply knots in a cord, they were of wood.  Here we have set tiny spacers between the Ave baeas for the fingers.   PATER BEADS:  And for thw Paters, used hand carved wooden 'knots'.
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SAN DAMIANO CRUCIFIX MEDAL
All three prayer beads inspired by Francis and his brothers, carry this traditional cross. ou may order it separately in either sterling silver or solid bronze by clicking icon - (CRX.92) 
CRX.92 - SAN DAMIANO CRUCIFIX click for more information
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ST FRANCIS' SIGNATURE: 
The reverse side is inscribed with Francis' blessing to Brother Leo. Note the 'T' or 'Tau' cross below as part of his signature. At the base of the crorss there is a small rectangle symbolizing the grave of Adam, holding the skull of Adam. Golgatha, the place of Adams skull was an ancietn pre Christian, tradition. The place where Christ's blood spilled onto Adams skull gave power to Victory over Death.  Read more in our  history section.
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ST FRANCIS BLESSING:
"May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He show His face to you and be merciful to you. May He turn His countenance to you and give you peace. The Lord bless you". [originally addressed to Brother Leo]
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METAL PARTS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
See full collection of crucifixes, centers, holy medals by going to SUPPLIES link at top of page. Each handcast from antique and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore the original patina. 
 "HASTEN TO ME  I"
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 RSDA.21282.b
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all medals and crucifixes hand cast from antiques in sterling silver and
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20 in.

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  PSALM 141
   Prayer for Deliverance from the Wicked
1 A psalm of David. LORD, I call to you; hasten to me; listen to my plea when I call. 2 Let my prayer be incense before you; my uplifted hands an evening offering. 3 Set a guard, LORD, before my mouth, keep watch over the door of my lips. --- 
(inspired scripture) 




~ "ALL CREATURES PRAISE II"  ROSARY~
10 mm ROUND, BROWN WOOD
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AVE BEADS: Very simple wooden beads yet up to the prayers of the heart. Here we have set tiny spacers between the Ave beads for the fingers.   PATER BEADS: We do not know what kind of prayer beads the early 'lesser' brothers had but believe if they were either simply knots in a cord, they were of wood. These are hand carved 'knots'  from wood. 
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  SAN DAMIANO CRUCIFIX
We are so blessed to have found this particular San Damiano Crucifix as not all have the blessing on the back along with Francis' 'Tau' signature. 
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METAL PARTS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
See full collection of crucifixes, centers, holy medals by going to SUPPLIES link at top of page. Each handcast from antique and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore the original patina. 
"ALL CREATURES PRAISE II"
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 RSDA.21283.b
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 RSDA.21283.s
all medals and crucifixes hand cast from antiques in sterling silver and
solid bronze (prices subject to change)
24 in.

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  PSALM 141- 4 - 6
    --- 4 Do not let my heart incline to evil, to perform deeds in wickedness.On the delicacies of evildoers let me not feast.  5 Let a righteous person strike me; it is mercy if he reproves me. Do not withhold oil from my head while my prayer opposes their evil deeds. 6 May their leaders be cast over the cliff, so that they hear that my speeches are pleasing.---
(inspired scripture)




~ "SISTER DEATH  III" ROSARY ~
OLIVE PITS FROM ISRAEL WITH SKULLS
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AVE BEADS: Our olive pits are ordered directly from Jerusalem.  These have been here for quite awhile and darkeded with age to a deep, rich patina.  Ours are also well shaped.  Most purchased today appear to be bleached and have very irregular cuts. These above are more uniform in size. PATER BEADS: The Paters are little hand carved skulls to remind us of Francis' embracing of 'Sister Death' in Canticle of the Sun
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CANTICLE OF THE SUN
--- Be praised, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death, from whose embrace no living person can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Happy those she finds doing your most holy will. The second death can do no harm to them. (complete below)
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METAL PARTS AVAILABLE INDIVIDUALLY
See full collection of crucifixes, centers, holy medals by going to SUPPLIES link at top of page. Each handcast from antique and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore the original patina. 
 "SISTER DEATH  III"
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pricing subject to change without notice
 RSDA.21284.b
PRICING / ORDER
 RSDA.21284.s
all medals and crucifixes hand cast from antiques in sterling silver and
solid bronze (prices subject to change)
22 in.

for larger images, click icons above, for more information about the rosaries,
click link in each section given.
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PSALM 141 7-9
    ..... 7 Like the plowing and breaking up of the earth, our bones are strewn at the mouth of Sheol.  8 For my eyes are upon you, O LORD, my Lord; in you I take refuge; do not take away my soul.  9 Guard me from the trap they have set for me, from the snares of evildoers.  10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while only I pass over them safely.
(inspired scripture)




~ CANTICLE of the SUN ~
 ENGLISH TRANSLATION
(from original Umbrian Dialect)
Most high, all powerful, all good Lord! All praise is yours, all glory, all honor, and all blessing.
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To you, alone, Most High, do they belong.No mortal lips are worthy to pronounce your name.
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Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him. And he is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
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Be praised, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars;
in the heavens you have made them bright, precious and beautiful.
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Be praised, my Lord, through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your creatures sustenance.
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Be praised, My Lord, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
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Be praised, my Lord, through Brother Fire, through whom you brighten the night. He is beautiful and cheerful, and powerful and strong.

Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Mother Earth,who feeds us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
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Be praised, my Lord, through those who forgive for love of you;
through those who endure sickness and trial.
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Happy those who endure in peace, for by you, Most High, they will be crowned.
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Be praised, my Lord, through our Sister Bodily Death, from whose embrace no living person can escape. Woe to those who die in mortal sin! Happy those she finds doing your most holy will. The second death can do no harm to them.
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Praise and bless my Lord, and give thanks, and serve him with great humility.




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