The pocket oratory was made popular in the 1800’s as a type of traveling altar. It was used much as they are today, by workers and travelers who may not be close to a Church when they’d like to pray.
There is significance of the position of each item. I worked closely with iconographer David Clayton, who has given me the following information: As Christ on the Cross is the center of our Faith, so the crucifix is the center of the oratory. To the right should be a picture of Christ glorified or the Holy Face of Jesus. To the left should be an image of Our Lady. These three images are the heart of every pocket oratory.
Each large special custom made oratory allows the customer a choice of Saint, image of Mary as well as the prayer of their choice.
The oratories are made out of linen inside and leather outside with printed images/icons.
These measure approximately 3 x 4 inches when closed.
6 × 9 × 2 in
Grew up in Southern CA & moved to the beautiful Willamette Valley 27 years ago. Married to Brian for 31 years & mom to four amazing young adults. Came back into The Church in 2010 when the rest of my family was in RCIA. My husband and kids came into The Church on Easter 2011.
I can usually get an item finished and ready to ship within 2-3 weeks. It may be sooner, but that's just to be safe. At the moment, each of my custom oratories are made when an order is received. This can take up to 3 weeks in some cases. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Your items will be shipped either first class or via Priority Mail. First class can be expected to arrive in a week or so after completion. Priority mail has a guaranteed delivery time of 2 - 3 days after order is finished. I will send you your tracking number when I send your notification that your items have shipped. I also insure each of the packages, whatever type of shipping you choose. For overseas customers, I will ship your items as quickly as possible since it may take up to 3 weeks for your items to arrive after I have completed them. I cannot provide you with a tracking number or an exact date for delivery unless you would like to pay extra for U.S. Priority Mail. Please contact me if you would like it sooner, I will be happy to work with you to find the best shipping option!
If you are not happy with the item your purchased, please let me know within 7 days of receiving it. I will be glad to refund your purchase (minus the original shipping costs) once I receive the item(s) back. Shipping costs associated with sending items back are the responsibility of the purchaser.
I ordered 4 custom rosary chaplets as gifts for the 4 Dominican friars that I work with. I loved them, but what really mattered was what the friars thought of them--they loved them, too! They were very impressed by the workmanship and touched by how truly customized they were for each of them.
November 5, 2017
I commissioned the shop to make a custom rosary for me and I couldn't be more pleased with the final product. It's beautiful and so unique--not to mention heavy and durable! I was not expecting it to be as large as it is and to have so much heft, but that just makes it feel like the weapon that it is. I had it blessed soon after I received it and the priest who blessed it remarked at how heavy-duty and well-made it was! I can't wait to help save some souls and fight off evil with it.
Beautiful rosary ::
July 30, 2017
I bought this as a gift for my father, a Catholic Army veteran. He loves it. It looks just like the one his grandfather had and he was so surprised when I gave it to him. The quality could not be better. I normally worry about a rosary eventually falling apart, but the way this one is made I think it will last forever. It is a really nice weight and a gorgeous piece. Thank you so much!