Friday, December 5, 2014
Concerning the Rosary, Our Lady herself said to Padre Pio: "With this weapon you will win." Convinced of the power of the Rosary, Padre Pio always held the Rosary in his hands. When his death was approaching, he recommended the Rosary to his spiritual children by saying: "Love Our Lady and make her loved. Always recite the Rosary."
Padre Pio always wore the Rosary around his arm at night. A few days before his death, as Padre Pio was getting into bed, he said to the friars who were in his room, "Give me my weapon!" And the friars, surprised and curious, asked him: "Where is the weapon? We cannot see anything!" Padre Pio replied, "It is in my habit, which you have just hung up!" After having gone through the pockets of his religious habit, the friars said to him: "Padre, there is no weapon in your habit! . . . we can only find your rosary beads there!" Padre Pio immediately said, "And is this not a weapon? . . . the true weapon?!"
Padre Pio instructed: "Recite the Rosary and recite it always and as much as you can."
To Padre Onorato Marcucci, grabbing the Rosary that he had put few seconds on the nightstand: "With this, one wins the battles."
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Here are a few things to update you.
I went to the Christ Our Life Conference in Des Moines Iowa. It was wonderful to see Cardinal Dolan!
I also had a great time with my friends who are fellow Catholic artisans.
Here are a few things that I've done recently and I also can't forget to mention the Catholic Marketing Network show that I did in Chicago. That was a rewarding experience!
Now for the fall! I'm busy creating new pieces to post on my Etsy site. I will add more towards mid October to late October until Christmas. Wow, hard to believe that is only a short time away. I still want to enjoy fishing at my favorite lake before it gets too cold.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
In honor of the canonization of sainthood of Pope John Paul II The Great, here is a gemstone bracelet with a vintage medal from France. How fitting, a beautiful detailed image of Our Lady of Czestochowa is on the reverse. A small silver plated crucifix is also a reminder of Christ's love for us!
Mother of Pearl
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
A very detailed vintage medal from France shows Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and baby Jesus showing the scapular. On the reverse is a sweet depiction of Our Savior with the Sacred Heart. Additional details are a silver angel wing and wire wrapped links. Measures 20". Gemstones: Pearls, Mother of pearls, Czech glass cathedral beads, moonstone, Swarovski crystals, faceted crystals.
On sale now at my Etsy shop. www.gailgirondesign.etsy.com
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Freshwater pearls, mother of pearls, faceted Czech glass and crystals in a soft gold tone charm bracelet featuring a vintage Marian medal from France. On the reverse side of the medal is Pope Pius IX. On sale now. www. gailgirondesign.etsy.com