I created this Rosary for my 2nd grade Son, who began sleeping with a rosary around his neck after a stressful move. His rosary was metal with red crystal beads, and after approximately three nights the rosary broke, spewing crystal everywhere.
I wanted something soft, stretchy, washable and without metal, so I crocheted a rosary with white plastic beads around a white plastic crucifix and Marian/Jesus (Mary is on one side and Jesus is on the other side) center. I thought this would be a bit more comfortable than metal and crystal for sleeping.
I made this Rosary solid white in honor of the solid white rosary used by Our Lady of Fatima during her apparitions. I obtained this information from the book The Sun Danced At Fatima by Joseph A. Pelletier.
From the book, page 27: "Her graceful hands are joined at the height of her breast in a pious posture of prayer. A precious rosary with white crucifix and white beads that resemble pearls, hangs between the closed palms and over the back of the right hand."
The little white purse was created separately, as a holder for white pearl chain rosaries I have made. Unfortunately, the chain rosaries 'catch' on the crochet thread, so I set the purses aside, wondering what to do with them. I ended up giving away several to nieces for Christmas. I finally put two and two together last week and figured out they would work great for my crocheted rosaries!
The Rosary is approximately 2 feet long, measured from the bottom of the crucifix to the top of the chain when it is stretched out.
The purse is approximately 5 inches in length and 3 inches in height. The handles measure 3 inches high as well.
This is a cute Rosary for the little girl inside all of us.
I decided to begin selling this Rosary and purse on Etsy in order to support my mission rosary ministry. I love to make Rosaries and give them away, but the money must come from somewhere other than our household expenses.
Minus seller fees, the money from this purse and rosary will enable me to make and give away approximately 30 rosaries. I donate my rosaries to the Children of Mary nuns in Newark, OH, the Universal Living Rosary Association in Dickinson, TX, and to my local parishes. I expect this list to expand with time and patience.
Please use common sense when giving this rosary, as it is made with small white plastic beads and could be easily snipped through with scissors. I consider it unbreakable with normal wear and usage.
I recommend hand washing with a mild detergent. Tossing it in the bathtub and using baby shampoo works well. Put it on a towel to dry overnight or blot dry with towel until 'good enough to use.'
If a rosary comes apart with normal usage through the knots not being tight enough within the first 3 months of use, I will be happy to replace it after receiving the broken rosary in the mail.
If you have any issues with the purse, rosary or both, please email me as I want you to be happy and I strive for 100% customer satisfaction and feedback!
This purse and rosary are my original design.
The buyer assumes all liability for abuse and/or damage caused by this rosary if used in a reckless fashion. I do not recommend it for very small children, although I would use it with my own because I would SUPERVISE THEM CLOSELY. I do not necessarily recommend a child sleep with this around their neck, as there is the possibility it could choke them if twisted. As with any item purchased, please use common sense.
Shipping cost includes Delivery Confirmation, but not insurance. I ship USPS first class mail. A small, yellow padded mailer is used for packaging. I ship within 2 business days. However, I usually send the item out the same or next day, depending upon when it is ordered.
I will ship worldwide via USPS postal service.
This item is in stock, on hand and ready to ship!
For Rosary history, 'how to pray,' and beautiful pictures for meditation online please visit maryourmother.net.
I recommend the book The Secret of the Rosary by St. Louis de Montfort as well as The Rosary: Chain of Hope by Benedict Groeschel for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of this beautiful prayer beyond the basic instructions.
I used the printout at this website http://www.newadvent.org/images/rosary.pdf to learn how to pray the rosary.
I recommend as well that you request Mother Teresa's rosary booklet by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Her booklet is very complete, and I now use it every day.
To multiply spiritual benefits for yourself and others when praying the Rosary, please consider joining the Universal living Rosary Association (one decade a day for life) and/or the Rosary Confraternity (five decades a day for life ~ or 1 full rosary each week).
I also recommend the Come, Pray the Rosary website, in which you can join your prayer with the worldwide prayers of many others, any time of the day or night.
I pray you have good success as you spread devotion to Christ through meditation on His mysteries in the Rosary.
Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.