Monday, September 6, 2010

Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary

As is befitting Our Lady of Guadalupe, flowers are the focal point of this rosary. In 1531, Our Lady appeared several times to Juan Diego, a simple peasant living in Mexico. In response to the Bishop's request for a sign from Our Lady, she responded by leading Juan Diego to some roses that, before this, only grew in Spain. Juan gathered these roses up into his tilma and brought them to the Bishop. When he showed the roses to the Bishop and removed them from His tilma, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was on his garment. It remains there to this very day. In 1979, Pope John Paul declared Our Lady of Guadalupe to be the "Star of Evangelization" and the Mother of the Americas.

In keeping with the apparation, the handmade Pater beads in this rosary have an intricate motif of pink and white flowers with green stems on an ebony background. The Avé beads are 6mm round black glass beads. The centerpiece in this rosary shows and image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on the front side and an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the back. The intricate crucifix accents the centerpiece nicely. Please visit my shop, Laude Arts and Gifts to learn more about this rosary and to see the other items I have for sale.