It has been an enjoyable week to say the least, a real 'gaudete' week in lent for sure. ~ The joy of beading for God's glory. ~ Ruth from Loreto Rosaries and I were only talking about this recently.
Above is a chain rosary I have named, 'Tilma full of Roses' ~ the most beautiful Castilian Roses ever...when I look at these gemstones together, I imagine them lying in folds of Juan Diego's tilma, freshly arranged by the hands of the Blessed Mother...
The crucifix is a Spanish 'Caravaca' cross that has a special story connected to it..it has Our Lord on the cross on one side, and as you can see here, Our Lady on the other.. The rosary centre is Our Lady of Guadalupe, standing in front of a Truine filigree aura, representing the Blessed Trinity.
This is a tenner dedicated to Sancta Joseph the universal patron of the Church...he features on the left hand side of the Crucifix and the medal of course The crucifix is the Holy Family with the Holy Spirit. There is a little double sided medal after the Pater bead, Our Lord's profile one side, Our Lady's profile on the other..