Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Miraculous Medal Triple Strand Bracelet. www.gailgirondesign.etsy.com
Did you know?
Quality of Our Lady As Illustrated by the Medal
• Mother Her open arms, the "recourse" we have in her
• Immaculate The words, "conceived without sin"
• Assumed into Heaven She stands on the globe
• Mediatrix Rays from her hands symbolizing "graces"
• Our Protection Crushes the serpent (Gn. 3:15)
The Reverse Side
• A cross-and-bar surmounts a large, bold "M"
• 12 stars disperse around the perimeter
• Two hearts are depicted underneath the "M," the left lapped with a crown of thorns, the right skewed by a sword. From each, a flame emanates from the top. Again, employing a grid analysis, we can see how the reverse-side design contains great symbolism reflecting major tenets of the Catholic faith.
Design Element and its Catholic Meaning
• The large letter "M" — Mary as Mother, Mediatrix.
• Cross and bar — Jesus' cross of Redemption.
• 12 stars — 12 Apostles, who formed the first Church.
• Left Heart — The Sacred Heart, who died for our sins.
• Right Heart — The Immaculate Heart, who intercedes for us.
• Flames — The burning love Jesus and Mary have for us.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The Original Cathedral Windows Rosary. Jasper, Turquoise, Moonstone, Amethyst, Riverstone, Mother of Pearl, Freshwater Pearls, Aqua terra Jasper, Rose Quartz, Jade, Lepidolite, Amazonite, Aquamarine. Solid bronze crucifix and center. On sale at my Etsy shop. www.gailgirondesign.etsy.com.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Faceted red crystals, ruby quartz and bronze medals are used in this wire wrapped rosary. An heirloom piece. Beautiful like the old fashioned rosaries of my grandmother.Gold plate filigree bead caps accent the faceted ruby quartz. Victorian style crucifix and a two-sided center with a gorgeous depiction of Our Lord. On sale now at my Etsy store.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Rosa Mystica Rosary with optional rosary keepsake box. Materials: AA grade rhodochrosite aves, solid bronze rose paters, miraculous medal center, rose cross with Our Lady's image. Wire wrapped for longevity. On sale now at my Etsy shop. www.gailgirondesign.etsy.com
Never underestimate the power the rosary brings!
The first Hail Mary was brought to earth by Angel Gabriel to Mary. Padre Pio called the rosary, "his weapon". At Fatima, Mary identified herself as, "I am the Lady of the Rosary"