Monday, July 19, 2010

Our Lady's Mantle Sapphire AB Swarovski Crystal Rosary

Under Her Starry Mantle


This post originally appeared on March 11, 2010. It is being reprinted here to include this update :

This one-of- a -kind rosary was sold at  the Day of Prayer and Healing on July 10th, 2010, in Rome City, Indiana. Thanks and God bless, Laurie!

This rosary reminds me of the phrase "under her starry mantle" with the blue colors of the night sky and silver sparkles like those of the stars. It was made with genuine Swarovski Crystal Sapphire AB 8mm bicones (Aves) and blue glow in the dark Heart (Paters). The spacers are Swarovski Crystal Comet Argent Light 4mm bicones providing a perfect silver match to the sterling silver center Miraculous Medal enclosed in a heart frame.

The silver crucifix is one of my favorites, depicting John and Mary at the foot of the cross.  Measuring  20.5 inches long and 8.5 inches from the center to the bottom of the crucifix.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Praise God from Whom All Blessinmgs Flow

Last weekend -Friday July 9th to Sunday July 11th we made the trek to Rome City, Indiana for the fourth time in 3 years. A Day of Prayer and Healing was scheduled for the entire day on Saturday July 10th, and with the threat of possibly losing the site (the judge was to rule on July 16th), we traveled along with many other devotees to join in prayer for a miracle that would save this site and designate it as a Marian Center like Lourdes and Fatima.
The word came through yesterday that our prayers have been answered for the time being. Though we still URGENTLY need a buyer to secure the site for all of her children as Our Lady requested, the judge has once more extended the deadline to sell the property to Sept. 11th!  Thank you dear Lord for answering our prayers. Now we must pray in thanksgiving for this extension as well as for a buyer(s) to come forward NOW so that this long ordeal will be over and all of us will be able to visit this beautiful and peace filled place often.  Prayers are also needed for Bishop Rhoades, the newly installed bishop of Fort Wayne - South Bend, so that he may give this place his stamp of approval. Though already a canonically approved devotion, many people look to the Bishop before coming forward with the necessary funds to secure the site.
More will follow about the tremendous experiences and blessings we had last week as well as pictures of our trip. The picture above is one of several I took after attending the Friday Night Rosary on 7/9/2010. All of us filed outside to the front of the building and lo and behold....the sun was spinning! Most of the prayer warriors that evening saw it.... including me and my husband. We felt like pinching ourselves but knew it was really happening AGAIN. And to think we have been blessed with this miracle on two separate trips! Laus Deo!
All for Our Lady of America!