$140. including shipping within the US
$165. including shipping outside the US
Hand Crafted "One of a Kind" , Limited Edition and
Custom Rosaries and Chaplets
“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!”
~Saint John Paul II~
In 1986 then Pope John Paul II eloquently spoke of the joy we, as children of a loving God, should focus upon and experience. Our greatest joy is our belief in the Resurrection and the hope it brings to us. During the Easter season, this joy is heightened but we sometimes forget to embrace this hope during other seasons and, especially during our trials.
This rosary, titled Alleluia, was created to celebrate our joy. We are Christians. We are a faith of hope.
When researching elements for this rosary, we wanted a subtle shade; a color as gentle as a spring breeze. We found that subtlety in the natural blue amazonite we chose for the Aves and spacers. What could symbolize joy more than the empty cross? This is realized by the empty cross on the handmade amber glass Paters. A pewter Resurrected Christ crucifix and Miraculous Medal center complete its theme. This very limited edition rosary measures 23 ½”.
Your Alleluia rosary will be shipped in a fabric pouch and gift box.
$140 including shipping within the US
$165 including shipping outside the US
~Just one Alleluia Rosary remaining~
I have said before on another occasion: “In a true sense, joy is the keynote of the Christian message". As I said then, my wish is that the Christian message may bring joy to all who open their hearts to it: “joy to children, joy to parents, joy to families and to friends, joy to workers and scholars, joy to the sick and to the elderly, joy to all humanity”.
Faith is our source of joy. We believe in a God who created us so that we might enjoy human happiness - in some measure on earth, in its fullness in heaven. We are meant to have our human joys: the joy of living, the joy of love and friendship, the joy of work well done. We who are Christians have a further cause for joy: like Jesus, we know that we are loved by God our Father. This love transforms our lives and fills us with joy. It makes us see that Jesus did not come to lay burdens upon us. He came to teach us what it means to be fully happy and fully human. Therefore, we discover joy when we discover truth - the truth about God our Father, the truth about Jesus our Saviour, the truth about the Holy Spirit who lives in our hearts.
We do not pretend that life is all beauty. We are aware of darkness and sin, of poverty and pain. But we know Jesus has conquered sin and passed through his own pain to the glory of the Resurrection. And we live in the light of his Paschal Mystery - the mystery of his Death and Resurrection. “We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!” We are not looking for a shallow joy but rather a joy that comes from faith that grows through unselfish love that respects the “fundamental duty of love of neighbour, without which it would be unbecoming to speak of Joy”. We realize that joy is demanding; it demands unselfishness; it demands a readiness to say with Mary: “Be it done unto me according to thy word”.
~Saint John Paul II~
APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO THE FAR EAST AND OCEANIA
Sunday, 30 November 1986
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