Monday, October 1, 2007

the rosary

October is the month of the rosary. We're encouraged to say the rosary daily for world peace.

Click here to learn more about how to say the rosary.

Did I ever tell you that my father makes rosaries? He made these two for Rich and me. It's a way to keep his hands busy (along with whittlin'!) Send me an email (amy at inspireco dot com) if you're interested in getting one for yourself. He gives all the money directly to his church. I don't think he even takes out anything for the beads and supplies.

Anyone can say the rosary. You don't have to be Catholic. It's a very lovely meditative prayer that does bring you closer to God.

Starting tonight, probably after dinner, Rich and I will say the rosary together. We're still very new at saying the rosary so we have to have a cheat sheet nearby with the mysteries and other prayers we don't yet know by heart.

Happy October 1, everybody! I don't know where in the world September went. It was so sneaky and fast and quiet. Oh, and hot. That's what really tricked me!

12 comments:

vickie said...

I made my very first rosary, from a kit my husband got me, just after Pope John Paul 2 passed away. Made it in his memory.

Grace @ Rose Cottage Lane said...

I'm not Catholic, but have developed such a wonderful appreciation for the Rosary and some of the traditions of the Catholic Church since becoming friends with several Catholics. It used to seem so mysterious and strange, now that I understand it, it is oh so wonderful! Beautiful rosaries. What a sweet man your dad is!

Junie Moon said...

What a lovely idea for you and Rich to do this together. I did not know your father makes rosaries, what a generous thing for him to do for his church. In my stash of unfinished projects are the makings of my own rosary with lovely beads I bought at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show a number of years ago. I need to dig all that out and get to it as you've inspired me. I'm not Catholic and have been using some Buddhist prayer beads but I think it's time to make my own set. It is indeed a lovely way to meditate as well as say your prayers.

teresa said...

Oh, I'd love a rosary from your sweet papa! I love rosaries!! So beautiful.

Cupcake said...

Whenever I couldn't sleep as a child my mom would tell me to recite the rosary - it worked every time. And even still as an adult I recite the rosary if I can't get to sleep - and it still always works.

Brooke said...

Those are beautiful!

michelle b. said...

Lucky you to have such a talented father! They are beautiful! I'd be interested in one for my youngest daughter. Please email me with information.
mblaise29@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

That black-beaded rosary you have pictured looks very much like one my dad gave me years ago; the ones handed down to us by family are such treasures, aren't they? Mine's missing a bead now, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

And cupcake, I know what you mean about the rosary being a wonderful sleep aid; I've fallen asleep with beads in my hands more times than I can count! And a lovelier way to nod off I can't imagine... :)

Rebecca
www.jasonandrebecca.com

A bird in the hand said...

Kudos to your papa. The rosaries are lovely. I wear my rosary (it used to be my mother's) around my neck in times of stress and it calms me down. xox

dogfaeriex5 said...

sweet girl, i would love a rosary from your father..how special, growing up catholic it was ingrained in us to say daily rosaries at school on our knees..i didnt like it back then but am so thankful for that catholic education now...please email me with details...thank~you
xox~kim

Anonymous said...

My 24 yr old sister passed away Aug 23. She was found on her college campus by groundskeepers. We received a card from a school friend while preparing for the funeral. Inside was a rosary. The card said that when they found her, while waiting for the authorities, they said the rosary for her. This brought us a great deal of peace, although we are not Catholic. To know that others cared enough about this girl they didn't even know, especially after the circumstances of her death, to do that for her and bring her a little peace. We decided our brother should keep it and he carries it with him always.

Jill said...

I'm so glad you've been writing about your faith. I congratulate you and your husband on your church wedding. Praying together really strengthens a marriage.