Friday, May 30, 2014

Robert's Heirloom Rosaries presents- The Chaplet Of St. Michael

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Chaplet Of St. Michael The Archangel

It's been about 5 years since I designed and created a Chaplet Of St. Michael. Once I started I remembered why it has been so long. The construction of this Chaplet is very, very time consuming- 9 large single stones and 9 sets of 3 stones which require 21 connectors. Connectors are tedious and time consuming to make. However- the components of this chaplet are extraordinary- which gives this Chaplet a very RICH overall look. The 8 MM Platinum Blonde Cat's Tiger Eye stones are quite rare. By rare - I mean when you want them they are very hard to find. So- when you do find them you better purchase multiple strands if they are available. The 12 MM stones are Peacock Blue Tiger Eye that are just absolutely Gorgeous in the sun light. The Chaplet center is St Michael raising his sword to crush Satan who's head he is holding down with his foot. The Crucifix couldn't have been a better choice for this Chaplet. At the foot of this crucifix ate 2 Angels kneeling and giving glory to God.

Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel

The Chaplet of St. Michael is a wonderful way to honor this great Archangel along with the other nine Choirs of Angels. What do we mean by Choirs? It seems that God has created various orders of Angels. Sacred Scripture distinguishes nine such groupings: Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Powers, Virtues, Principalities, Archangels and Angels (Isa. 6:2; Gen. 3:24; Col. 1:6; Eph. 1:21; Rom. 8:38). There may be more groupings but these are the only ones that have been revealed to us. The Seraphim is believed to be the highest Choir, the most intimately united to God, while the Angelic Choir is the lowest.

The history of this Chaplet goes back to a devout Servant of God Antonia d'Astonac, who had a vision of St. Michael. He told Antonia to honor him by nine salutations to the nine Choirs of Angels. St. Michael promised that whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching Holy Communion, as escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs. In addition, for those who would recite the Chaplet daily, he promised his continual assistance and that of all the holy angels during life.

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