This very natural looking artisan rosary has a solid non plated raw brass crucifix and rosary center that will not tarnish but patina to a rich gold. The angel wing is solid yellow bronze, which brings me to this rosary’s story and its special beads.
I chose “seraphinite” gemstone, named such because of its inclusions of chatoyant (light reflective) layers of white mica that resemble angels’ wings. We know from scripture that the Seraphim creatures had 3 pairs of wings: One set covering the eyes, another set covering the feet and a third set covering their backs. The unbounded Glory, the experiential knowledge and the presence and sight of God keeps them in a state of complete reverence and awe at the throne of God repeating over and over again, Holy Holy Holy…
As these creatures hold also the office of angel, they carry out messages and missions for God. One such mission is carrying out the lancing and purifying of the heart with the “fire of charity.” Hence, the Red Jasper Our Father Beads of this rosary were chosen for their burnt sienna coloring and flame like cut.
St. Padre Pio and St.Teresa of Avila both received the transverberation of the heart from a seraph angel wielding a flaming spear into their chests. Both speak of the event in their writings. St. Therese the Little Flower also speaks of it in her autobiography as possibly receiving it while praying the “Stations of the Cross.” Her sister and her religious superior at that time, told her to not speak of such things and was doubtful of Therese’ experience; casting doubt in Therese herself. We were never told if this was carried out by a Seraph or if Therese just received and experienced the grace, or even how it all came about for this special saint.
In Isaiah Chapter 6 we read about the purification of Isaiah at the hands of a Seraph before he is sent out on his prophetic mission:
The Sending of Isaiah.
1 In the year King Uzziah died,* I saw the Lord seated on a high and lofty throne,a with the train of his garment filling the temple. 2 Seraphim* were stationed above; each of them had six wings: with two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they hovered. 3 One cried out to the other:
“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!
All the earth is filled with his glory!”
4 At the sound of that cry, the frame of the door shook and the house was filled with smoke.
5 Then I said, “Woe is me, I am doomed! For I am a man of unclean lips, living among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts! Then one of the seraphim flew to me, holding an ember which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
7 He touched my mouth with it. “See,” he said, “now that this has touched your lips, your wickedness is removed, your sin purged.”
8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said; “send me!”…
We all have a Christian mission of serving God in this world. Sometimes we too must feel the heat of the fire so that our souls can be rid of what is keeping us from seeking God or being less of ourselves and more Christ-like. God has given us the Sacraments to enrich our vocation in our daily lives and to assist us in becoming holy.
May this rosary be a blessing to you as you remember your duty and mission before God and the degree of purity that is necessary to complete it. As you pray remember what is required of you as a Catholic Christian. And along with the Seraphim repeat the Sanctus in praise of God who has been so good and generous with us. Give him thanks for all he has done for us! How fortunate and blessed we truly are!!… Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and Earth are full of Your Glory! Hosanna, in the highest!!
Perhaps you have lost an angel: A special companion, male friend, brother, spouse, Dad or loved one. This rosary can be a memorial to them, bringing you comfort and a means of praying for the repose of their soul. It is a great charity to pray for the dead. It brings us comfort and peace too.
Handcrafted Brass Rosaries and Chaplets with Contemplative Designs
Quality Rosaries for Praying and Displaying!
Garden Path Rosaries™ carefully chooses every component to aid you in your prayer and meditation as if walking along a garden path forgetful of time, deeply imbued with thoughts of the Triune God, His Angels and His Saints.
Inspired by my own prayer life and the search for God in every aspect of my life,
I began creating artisan rosaries and chaplets as a source of enhancing prayer beyond the rosary itself. Fulfilling those needs, the rosary became also a remembrance of the spiritual journey and specifically the present relationship and calling with Christ, His work, Our Lady, the Saints and their significance in my daily life. After having beads that gave personal meaning to my prayer life, I found myself going deeper into meditation with the very symbols the beads represented. In short, “looking at the beads” became a source of contemplation for me. I felt like others could benefit too, so I began creating rosaries inspired by my own prayer designs. I hope you enjoy praying them as much as I do!
HOW ARE MY ROSARIES and CHAPLETS MADE?
The parts are solid untreated raw brass. They are a type of yellow brass known as “red brass” because of their high copper to zinc ratio. Sometimes they are referred to as Nu-Brass, Low Brass and or Merlin’s Gold. They are highly polished to a bright brilliance with modern techniques and machinery. These brass rosary parts look just like gold, especially when new. The benefit for you is as these pieces patina over time to a warm gold, they can be brought back to their original color and luster with a microfiber polishing cloth and metal wax ( I ONLY recommend Collinite no.850 Metal Wax brand) or be left to oxidize and patina for a more vintage look. Gold prices have risen extensively over the years. This is a way to get the gold look without the expense. And I am happy to be the first to offer you these new pieces!
About My Artisan Design Style: The handmade rosary and chaplet designs of this shop are contemplative in nature. Keeping devotion in mind, Garden Path Rosaries carefully chooses each component to aid you in your spiritual journey like walking along a garden path deep in prayerful thought and meditation.
About the Construction of these Rosaries and Chaplets: I only use the strongest 49 strand cable wire marketed as professional beading wire. I also use raw brass wire guardians at my connections to further protect from friction and eliminate any fraying on the cable wire where it joins to the crucifix and rosary center. I double use solid raw brass crimps that are very soft and do not harm or cause stress on the wire. My solid brass jump rings are hand made in the US and are cut in such a way that they “click and join” when brushed together at closing. I temper these jump rings after closing which actually further strengthens and hardens them. I use these for free movement as they take away the stress of movement that otherwise would be channeled to the crimps. I wear a rosary (did it before it became stylish) to keep the Blessed Virgin Mary close to my heart. I sleep with it around my neck. It is like my scapular; I will never allow it to part from me. It has these same jump rings and they have never failed. Ditto for the rosaries that I pray. I refuse to make a rosary that cannot be used for pray or devotion.
About the Heirloom Quality Rosaries: I do not use any base metal plated parts or silver tone, bronze tone or gold tone finishes anywhere on my heirloom rosaries. There are no finishes to be worn off from daily use on bead caps, crimps, spacers etc. The metal parts are all brass (as most of my rosaries are). The beads used for these rosaries are ALWAYS high end and are usually made from a high grade gemstone, expensive art glass, Swarovski© crystal or genuine vintage finds.
ABOUT GEMSTONE BEAD GRADING:
AAA – Completely Transparent but may include very slight inclusions or impurities upon closer inspection; Consistent coloring where applicable; uniform size
AA – Translucent but may include very slight inclusions or impurities upon closer inspection; Consistent coloring where applicable; uniform size
A – Completely Opaque without fissure layers; Consistent patterns and coloring; uniform size
B – Opaque or opaque and crystalline mix or translucent or translucent mix will have inclusions and impurities; Non consistent patterns and coloring; sizing is consistent but not uniform
C – Opaque with rough spots, fissures, inconsistent color patterns; noticeable nonuniform sizing – usually not suited for rosary making, must be carefully inspected.
CLEANING YOUR ROSARY:
I recommend Collinite No. 850 Metal Wax for my “raw brass rosary” crucifixes and centers only! For “antique jeweler’s brass” and “hand cast bronze,” I recommend mild soap and water. Renaissance Wax can be used as directed on all pieces when new or after a thorough cleaning.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Are Monday through Saturday. *Closed from 9pm Saturday and All Day Sunday;
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All items are shipped insured with tracking either USPS First Class or Priority Mail. All rosaries and chaplets are shipped in an individual gift box to protect them during shipment. International orders can also be shipped USPS First Class International or Priority Mail International with tracking and insurance included. For International orders, Garden Path Rosaries™ will not be responsible for damages, losses and or additional charges incurred while in transit including but not limited to: International customs charges, tariffs, VAT (value added tax), postal pick-up charges etc. or be responsible for shipments once they leave the US. The US post office mainly tracks and insures items in the continental US. If you need assistance with an international order you can contact me via the shop mail button above.
Garden Path Rosaries™ takes great care and time designing and creating rosaries and chaplets of the highest quality materials. Because these are one of a kind handmade artisan rosaries and chaplets, no returns, exchanges or refunds will be given. Your order is shipped insured with tracking to cover the transit. Feel free to contact me if something arises that needs immediate attention. I will gladly assist you in any way I can. I look forward to serving you!