Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rosaries for Veterans Day

This week's featured rosaries are in line with Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th. These rosaries are popular with our military personnel, past and present and their families. They feature the Camo Rosaries and the In God We Trust God Bless America Rosary.

Desert Camo Yellow Ribbon Rosary
The Camo Rosaries

The Camo Rosaries began as a dedication to the US Armed Forces. Being a US Air Force brat, I always try to remember our military personnel. I searched for beads that were similar to the fatigues worn by military personnel.

The Desert camo version mimics the sand with the gemstone Picture Jasper. This gemstone's brown, tan and cream earth tones gives the impression of sandy expanses and rocky mountains.

The Woodland camo version uses a gemstone known as Camo Stone (TM). Camo Stone, also known as Kambaba Jasper. Kambaba Jasper is a new name given to an old stone, Green Stromatolite Jasper. It is a sedimentary stone formed from blue-green algae, sand and debris that has fossilized. Rhyolite forms from volcanic rock that cools slowly. It features a mix of deep rich green, reminiscent of a mossy forest floor, and black patterned tones which make it ideal for use by jewelry makers in making military uniform inspired jewelry. Some patterns feature hints of a warm salmon or brown color. The color pattern varies per bead. Kambaba Jasper, Green Stromatolite Jasper, Camo Stone is sold under many different names, depending on who the seller is marketing to. My supplier sells it under both Camo Stone and Kambaba Jasper.

Woodland Camo Yellow Ribbon Rosary
The ribbon centers are handmade lead free pewter especially made for these rosaries by an artisan in Florida, who is originally from Rhode Island. He makes and sells charms, but designed these for me when I asked. Each is enameled with either yellow or black.

Each rosary comes with the buyers choice of St. Christopher medal. St. Christopher is the protector of travelers and one of the patron saints of US military personnel, as they travel across the world protecting and defending freedom. The medal is available in USAF, USMC, USN & USArmy. Unfortunately, I could not locate one for the USCG, the National Guard or the Merchant Marines. The medal is attached to the yellow or black ribbon center. 

Desert Camo POW/MIA Rosary
Each of the rosaries also feature lampwork clear glass beads with yellow or black ribbons for the Our Father/Lord's Prayer Pater Noster beads.

The rosary is available with yellow ribbons for active duty and veterans.

The rosary is available with black ribbons for POW, MIA and veterans who were either of those or who wish to remember those who were/are.

To complete the rosary, a Papal crucifix is used.

Upon request, the ribbon Our Father beads can be substituted for either the Picture Jasper/Desert Camo beads or the Camo Stone/Woodland Camo beads. They then would come with a silver plated bead cap at either ends of the beads to distinguish them from the Hail Mary beads.
Woodland Camo POW/MIA Rosary

These rosaries have become almost as popular as the cancer and health rosaries.

Upon many occasion, I have heard back from customers who were buying them for military family members to give to them before they leave for duty. In some cases, they were sent to them. My only hope is the rosaries bring their owners peace in a time of war and uncertainty.

In God We Trust God Bless America Rosary
One Nation Under God
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In God We Trust God Bless America Rosary

This rosary is popular with just about everyone. It has become one of the favorites of our military personnel.

This meaningful rosary came to be after much news of stripping the United States of its religious background. When lawsuits flared demanding the "One nation under God" be removed from the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God We Trust" be removed from our currency.

In all this, this rosary offers hope!

It calls on the powerful intercessions of Mary, Mother of our Lord, Jesus Christ, under her name the Immaculate Conception, and St. Michael the Archangel, who defends us in battle.

In 1847, the Bishops of the United States requested permission from the Holy Father, Pope Pius IX, to declare the Blessed Virgin Mary as patroness of the United States under the title of “The Immaculate Conception.” This title reflects Mary's privilege of being free from Original Sin. Mother Mary, therefore, under the title The Immaculate Conception, is the patron saint of the United States.

St. Michael the Archangel is known as our defender against evil. It is he will defend us against those who are against God.

When our country is in dire need, we call upon St. Mary, the Immaculate Conception, and St. Michael the Archangel to intercede for us with our heavenly Father.  In the same way people ask others to pray to God for us, we ask Sts. Mary & Michael to do the same. So, the center is a large, highly detailed statuette of the Immaculate Conception, and attached at the bottom is a medal of St. Michael the Archangel.

The Immaculate Conception center, with her eyes cast downward, reminds us Mary is our mother in heaven, a powerful intercessor, who offers a “look of protection” upon her children and her nation.

The St. Michael the Archangel medal shows St. Michael winning the battle with evil & features the words "Pray for us" on the reverse.

Full Rosary
This striking rosary when held from the middle of the third decade is inspired by the United States flag! Beads reflect the rich blue “field” with dazzling crystal AB “stars” and alternating deep ruby red and more crystal AB “stripes”.

This rosary sings out God Bless America!
It reminds us we are "One Nation Under God"!
It confirms "In God We Trust"!

Holy Trinity Crucifix
The unique greatly detailed crucifix features the Holy Trinity: God the Father holding God the Son along with God the Holy Spirit. On the reverse is the Four Basilicas of Rome…St Peter, St Paul, St Mary Major and St John Lataran.

Our Father Beads
The Our Father, Lord's Prayer, Pater Noster beads are while glass based pearls with a silver plated red enameled Cloisonne inlaid bead cap on one side and a silver plated blue enameled Cloisonne inlaid bead cap on the other side.
Again, representing the colors of the United States and her flag.

 May God bless our troops!

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