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Rosary Beads - Handmade - RSTS.21406,
 FR. MIGUEL PRO SJ - St JOSE SANCHEZ del RIO
rosaries inspired by two martyrs from the Mexican Christo War (1926 - 29)


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BLESSED - SAINT
VIVA CHRISTO REY
("LONG LIVE CHRIST THE KING")
RSTS:  SAINTHOOD SERIES
 “There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried”  Oscar A. Romero 
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WHO WERE THESE TWO MARTYRS?
Two of the Martyrs from the war between the governament of Mexico against the Catholic Church - The Cristero War (1926–1929). Read below:
 BL FATHER MIGUEL PRO. sj   //   ST  JOSE SANCHEZ del RIO 

 BLESSED FATHER MIGUEL PRO, (Jesuit)
Born January 13, 1891 – executed November 23, 1927, was a Mexican Jesuit priest executed under the presidency of Plutarco Elías Calles on trumped up charges of bombing and attempted assassination of former Mexican PresidentÁlvaro Obregón.
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Pro's arrest, lack of trial, and evidential support gained prominence during the Cristero War. Known for his religious piety and innocence and a great sense of humor. Beatified by Pope John Paul II as a Catholic martyr in odium fidei, based on hatred for the faith, on September 25, 1988. (also see link , bottom of page)
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"LONG LIVE CHRIST THE KING"
  Crucifix in one hand. rosary in other, arms held out in cruciform, saying to his executioners: "May God have mercy on you! May God bless you! Lord, Thou knowest that I am innocent! With all my heart I forgive my enemies!" "Viva Cristo Rey!" -"Long live Christ the King!".  Fr Pro
(rosary inspired by words above)
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 “There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried”  Oscar A. Romero 
  (rosary inspired by all quotes above)

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  BLESSED FR MIGUEL PRO
Matte Ave beads of 'Druzy Qurtz' - note surface is open to reveal inner beauty of crytals
suggesting Fathers love for God
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AVE BEADS: 8mm matte black 'druzy' quartz (notice the little inner 'geode' like crystals on some.  Gives a sense of imperfection yet strength.   PATER BEADS:  Ruby Swarovski faceted crystals, capped with antiqued filigrees.  Small faceted beads on either side recount the martyrdom.
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CLOSER LOOK AT 'DRUZY'
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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.
'I FORGIVE MY ENEMIES'  ROSARY
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RSTS.21466.b
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RSTS.21466.s
all metals cast from antiques in sterling and solid bronze
then antiqued to restore original patina
  23.5 in.

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 FATHER MIGUEL PRO.sj
crucifix in one hand. rosary in other, arms held out in cruciform,
 HE WAS INNOCENT OF THE CRIME
May God have mercy on you! May God bless you! Lord, Thou knowest that I am innocent! With all my heart I forgive my enemies!" "Viva Cristo Rey!" -"Long live Christ the King!".

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~ ' VIVA CHRISTO REY' ROSARY ~
JOSE SANCHEZ del RIO
SYMBOLS OF HIS SUFFERING
  ST  JOSE SANCHEZ del RIO 
JOSE SANCHEZ del RIO, (14 years old)
Born on March 28, 1913, Cristero War broke out in 1926, his brothers joined the rebel forces, but he was too young to fight so became the flag bearer. Captured by gvt troops, ordered to renounce his faith in Christ under threat of death.
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Made to watch the hanging of another Cristero. He refused. They cut the bttom of his feet and made him walk in pain but did not give in.  Stopping him saying, 'If you shout, "Death to Christ the King" we will spare your life.' José would only shout, 'I will never give in. Viva Cristo Rey!'" They stabbed him numerous times with bayonets. The commander was so furious that he pulled out his pistol and shot him. 
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 'I will never give in. Viva Cristo Rey!'(when told to say "Death to Christ the King" by captors. Moments before his death, the boy drew a cross in the dirt and kissed it.
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AVE BEADS: 8 mm garnet gem-cuts with a mix of mossy green.  (Red for Martyrdom, Green for youth) Symbols of his suffering.  PATER BEADS: Hand carved wood framed with antiqued caps and small blood red facets on either side. (The earth and blood of his wounded feet.)
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CLOSER 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.  (little boy crucifix, Latin America) Center, Guadalupe.
'VIVA CHRISTO REY'    ROSARY
Notice the crucifix on this rosary, from Latin America and called a 'Little Boy Crucifix 
because of its size compared to most of this period.
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pricing subject to change - very limited
RSTS.21467.b
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RSTS.21467.s
all metals cast from antiques in sterling and solid bronze
then antiqued to restore original patina
  20.5 in.

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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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