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Rosary Workshop - Handmade Rosaries - RYF.21212, 21213,  21214, 21215
YEAR of FAITH   ROSARY  I, II, III, IV
inspired by the Year of Faith 2012 - 2013 - opening the doors of the church


ROSARY: RYF.21212 - 'Opening rhe Door I'
ROSARY: RYF.21213 - 'Garden Stones'
ROSARY: RYF.21214 - 'Upon this Rock  III'
ROSARY: RYF.21215 - 'Our Intercessor  IV'
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10/11/2012 - 11/24/2013
RYF - YEAR of FAITH
  From the very beginning of our church on Pentecost, we have been given wisdom and truth  through the Holy Spirit.  Peter, Mary, the Apostles, Disciples, Church Fathers,Theologians, Women of Faith. Surviving all attempts of destruction. 
ENTRY INTO GLEDALOUGH - IRELAND
(photo - Margot  Carter Blair)
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NEW EVANGELIZATION
The church exists to evangelize. And we are all called to participate. We are all invited to renew our relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church  We need to listen.  The bishops remind us that we are not only to evangelize others but first we must deepen our own faith.  "Believe in the Gospel and go forth to proclaim the  Gospel.  We are all called. We are all called to walk with those who have had a crisis in faith, either in the Catholic Church or in their personal lives.
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Pope Benedict XVI has called for the re-proposing of the Gospel "though those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization"
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Why do we need the New Evangelization ?
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION OFFERS HOPE
REVELATION 3:20
20“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, [then] I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.*
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The Gentle Mastery of Christ. 
MATHEW 11:28 -30
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  29  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.  30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
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The New Evangelization offers hope. Jesus grants all people rest and comfort from the world's burdens (Mt. 11:28) by offering us the hope of salvation and eternal life. Through the “re-proposing” of the Gospel, the Church seeks to comfort all those who are burdened. The New Evangelization offers the gifts of faith, hope, love and new life in Christ. 
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HOW ARE WE CALLED?
St Peter Icon - 13c
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HE USED A VERY 
STUBBORN MAN
IN PETER

LOOK CLOSELY AT THESE ROCKS (stone beads)
Look closely at these Pater beads. I wish we could put them in your hands so you could see how natural they look - like pebbles of granite.  But something wonderful happens to these ordinary looking rocks. It is as if an unknown hand has cut facets into their surface and revealed an unexpected inner beauty!  When we first saw them, we could do nothing but marvel over how they spoke the words of Jesus, 'You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church'. Peter (Petra: rock) .... Feast day June 29th. And St Peter's Basilica in Rome was built on top of Peter's grave!
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LUKE 8 11-12
THE SEED IS THE WORD OF GOD

  The Parable of the Sower Explained.  11  “This is the meaning of the parable. The seed is the word of God. h 12 Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved
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ALSO SEE
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
Two more rosaries inspired by the Year of Faith, 
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization.  Click icons below:

RYF.21216 - 'LADY of  TEPEYAC
RYF.21217 - 'QUEEN of the HEAVENS'


GREAT INFORMATION ON THIS SITE ABOVE
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learn more about our rosaries above but
remember to bring out your rosary and pray, pray, pray
for our nation and our church. 
OPEN  DOOR I   -   GARDEN STONES II
UPON THIS ROCK  III   -   OUR INTERCESSOR
for moreinformation on Year of Faith and the New Evangelization
see links at bottom of this page
USCCB INFO
(dedicated on 11 October 2012)
PLEASE PRAY YOUR ROSARY FOR PEACE




~ OPENING the DOOR  I ~
 RARE  CRYSTAL
LODOLITE WITH INCLUSIONS
20“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, [then] I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me. Rev. 3:220
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AVE BEADS: Ave beads are a variegated 'gem cut' that pick up the mineral colors in the crystal. Small metal spacers on either side of Pater beads remind us of the crown of thorns. It is now also offered in clear crystal gemcuts with garnite ends. (note pictured) PATER BEADS: A close-up of the hand faceted crystals.  You can see the clarity of the crystal as it is like looking through glass as you can see the background.  Then note the lower stone with its imperfections as in our lives. Lodolite is crystal quartz with mineral imperfections.  Truly such a rare find we purchased all they had. Perfect of these rosaries inspired by the Year of Faith, 
A PERSONAL FAVORITE. 
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LUKE 19:40
   40  He said in reply, "I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!"
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CLOSE-UP OF CRYSTALS
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EVANGELIZATION CRUCIFIX
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WHAT IS LODOLITE CRYSTAL?
Lodolite or Lodalite  is of Greek origin, meaning "mud stone", better known as 'Garden Stone' because of it is earthy in color. Lodolite is a crystal quartz with mineral inclusions. The term 'Garden Stone' is a beautiful reminder of how we are called to plant the seed, the seed, the word of God! Truly a call to the New Evangelizaton.
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Lodolite is only found in one location, the Minas Gerais area of Brazil. These mines are famous for its gems and minerals. The stone has a good hardness equal to that of other quartzes, and was formed over millions of years. Ancients believed that lodolite aided spiritual growth, an interesting thought!'
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CRUCIFIX
WORN BY SAND FOR CENTURIES?
Was this one of the many 'evangelization' crucifixes shipped to New Spain (Latin America) by the priests who came to tell the indigenous about the true God?  Many  lost in a stormy sea.  Many were primitive to start with as were hand cast in great numbers.   Many holy objects were washed ashore after churning in the sea and sand over centuries. The one above shows such wear.
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 "OPENING the DOOR"   I
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 RYF.21212.b
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and solid bronze
 17.5 in.

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~ "GARDEN STONES" II  ~
  HAND FACETED
LODOLITE, 'GARDEN STONES'
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AVE BEADS: Each bead is hand carved wood to remind us of the carpenter and the cross. PATER BEADS:  Lodolite has a wonderfully natural appearance, no wonder it is known today as 'Garden Stone' . There is a bit of translucency on some of these beads giving them a sense of sunlight.  Each 'Pater bead is individually hand faceted.  Each is capped with  antiqued filigrees. 
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"THE GARDEN STONE"
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CHRIST 
CARRYING CROSS 
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 "GARDEN STONES"  II
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 RYF.21213.b
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 RYF.21213.s
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and solid bronze
 20.5 in.

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MARK 4:31-32
"It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade."
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~ "UPON THIS ROCK" III  ~
  HAND FACETED LODOLITE STONES
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AVE BEADS: We added these wonderful soft matte (glass)  'pebbles', also in earth tones to complete a rosary for those who prefer a more natural rosary. PATER BEADS: When we saw these strings of earth toned, translucent Lodolite stones we knew they were destined for a very special rosary so we purchased all they had and have not found any we like better because of their hand faceted cuts and translucent quality. (Lodolite is crystal quartz with mineral inclusions) Very comfortable in the hand.
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LODOLITE
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RANDOM CHANGES
You may note random changes in the antique filigree caps. This is intentional to adapt to changes in end sizes of hand cut stones. We were surprised at how much we liked the overall diversity.
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CHRIST 
CARRYING CROSS 
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A PRECIOUS REMINDER
This magnificent and rare medal of Christ carrying the cross is a precious reminder of him carrying our sins to forgiveness and redemption. And also reminds us of over 2000 years of history of the   Christian church.  Perfect choice for this rosary as we celebrate the Year of Faith. (Also available alone for your own designs)
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 "UPON THIS ROCK"  III
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 RYF.21214.b
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 RYF.21214.s
all crucifixes and centers hand cast from antiques in sterling
and solid bronze
 18 in.

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~ "OUR INTERCESSOR" IV  ~
 RUSSIAN 'BLUES' FROM 
THE EARLY 1800s WITH WOOD
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AVE BEADS: Blue Ave beads were used to remind us of our Lord's mother, Mary who stood by her son through the worst of times.  And for the last 2000 years, she has interceded for our every prayer and request as a good mom would. PATER BEADS: 
 hand carved wood, in the design of fish.  The wood for the carpenter father of Jesus, St Joseph who helped Mary lead the child Jesus to manhood through the Holy Spirit. 
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HAND CARVED FISH
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EVANGELIZATION CROSS
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NATURALNESS OF THE 'BLUES'
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This rare gathering of variegated Russian 'Blues' (CZ) confirms their age and how in the early  1800s, different bead makers handled the glass in different ways.  Russian Blues were a favorite of the fur traders as the indians loved the 'sky' color. Because of this, it was very hard to keep up with the demands in the new land.  Remember too, they were usually traded one bead at a time.
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 "OUR INTERCESSOR"  IV
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 RYF.21215.b
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 RYF.21215.s
all crucifixes and centers hand cast from antiques in sterling
and solid bronze
 17 in.

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~ HOW ARE WE CALLED?  ~
 HE USED A VERY STUBBORN MAN!
Peter. Think if it - A stubborn, graveley fisherman, betrayer, hardly the man one would expect the Lord to choose to be the keeper of the keys. Yet Jesus saw something inside of him and through the power of the Holy Spirit,  Peter (Petra - rock) became the keeper of the keys to heaven! 
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CHAIR OF PETER
The traditional chair of Peter' - era unknown.
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UPON THIS ROCK
I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH
And that he did!  St Peters in Rome was built over the grave of Peter!
MATTHEW 16:18-19
18  And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church,  and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.  Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
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AND THE GATES OF THE 
NETHERWORLD SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT!
Go back and look at the rocks, the stones that cry out! Notice their imperfections, just like each of us yet know that God can use each of us this year to open the doors of the churches and the hearts of those who wait to be invited in.



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ALSO SEE
THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
Two more rosaries inspired by the Year of Faith, 
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization.  Click icons below:

RYF.21216 - 'LADY of  TEPEYAC
RYF.21217 - 'QUEEN of the HEAVENS'


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DO NOT MISS IT
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YEAR OF FAITH   -   NEW EVANGELIZATION
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