Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Novena for Advent

On the Eve of the Feast of St. Andrew, I would like to invite you all to pray the Novena of St. Andrew also called the Christmas Novena...


Hail and blessed be the hour and the moment 
in which the Son of God
was born of the most pure Virgin Mary,
at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. 
In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! 
to hear my prayer and grant my desires, 
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, 
and of His Blessed Mother. 

Amen.

(It is piously believed that whoever recites the above prayer fifteen times a day from the feast of St. Andrew (30th November) until Christmas will obtain what is asked.)

Imprimatur
+MICHAEL AUGUSTINE, Archbishop of New York
New York, February 6, 1897

Click here to print a copy of the prayer for your convenience.

Below is a picture of a St. Andrew Chaplet with such a sweet little baby Jesus medal!  A beautiful piece for meditation of this Christmas prayer.  It is has SOLD out....but I may get another one in stock before Advent is through.

This sweet baby Jesus medal is precious on this St. Andrew Chaplet

Have a Holy Advent!  

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Announcing an Evening of Prayer Nov. 17th at St. Stephens Cathedral in Vienna Celebrating 30 years of Apparitions in Medjugorje - Live at MARYTV.TV !

Thursday 10am-3pm NY EST.
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Announcing an Evening of Prayer Nov. 17th at St. Stephens Cathedral in
Vienna Celebrating 30 years of Apparitions in Medjugorje - Live at
MARYTV.TV !

You are invited to be present for an evening of prayer, witnesses,
Holy Mass (Presider and Homilist, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn), and
Our Lady's apparition to Medjugorje visionary Ivan Dragicevic on
Thursday, November 17, 2011 in St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna.
Milona von Habsburg - De-Rambures will again be translating for MARY
TV.


Log on to at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time*
(apparition at 12:40 pm EST). MARY TV will be streaming the evening
live both in English and Spanish!

(Recordings of the live event in St. Stephens will continue to be
available on MaryTV's website.)



At last year's event, September 23, 2010, Cardinal Schoenborn welcomed
visionaries Marija Pavlovic Lunetti and Ivan Dragicevic: "Dear
Marija, dear Ivan, thank you - first of all - that you came! Thank
you that you came again! Thank you for your service across so many
years - for your work - for your service of being messengers of the
Gospa. You bring us - children of this world, children of humanity -
her love and her presence and may God pay you back one hundred fold
for what you are doing tirelessly!"



Last year there were 398,546 successful log in requests to Mary TV's
web page to pray with Our Lady on September 23, 2010 in St. Stephens
Cathedral. The apparition, testimonies, Mass, etc., can still be
watched in the video library at www.marytv.tv. Ivan told us Our Lady
was very joyful and she blessed everyone praying with her. He said:
"Tonight Our Lady tells us all 'thank you, dear children, that you
have accepted my messages, that you live my messages. Thank you, dear
children, that you will be my missionaries, my apostles, who will
bring the message out into the world! Thank you, dear children, that
you will be the carriers of the good news, of the beautiful news, of
the happy news. Thank you that you will pray with me!' "



The graces Nov. 17th will be incredible! YOU CAN BE THERE!

Spread this news to media & friends - to everyone in your email list!



"Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!" Blessed Pope John
Paul Il

(Why He Is A Saint, the Life and Faith of Pope John Paul ll and the
Case for Canonization, p. 168, by Msgr. Slawomir Oder, Postulator for
his Cause of Sainthood)





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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary in Copper

Handmade copper wire wrapped five decade Catholic Rosary featuring Our Lady of Guadalupe Center. The Ave beads are mutli-colored fired agate round gems with teal being the dominate color with bands of copper. The Paters are diamond shaped etched copper beads. Turquoise seed beads complement both the Ave’s and Paters. Each Ave bead-set and Pater bead-set are individually wire-wrapped in 20 gauge copper wire. The centerpiece is handmade by the artist and is a one of a kind piece consisting of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, centered in a copper cabochon pendant. The crucifix, complementing the centerpiece, is antique copper. This rosary will last a lifetime and can be passed from generation to generation.  See more photos and rosaries at http://www.HeartBeadDesigns.Etsy.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Our Lady Of Guadalupe Rosary


Handmade bronze wire wrapped five decade Catholic Rosary featuring Our Lady of Guadalupe Center. The Paters are oval and turquoise in color which harmonize the coral Ave beads. Dark bronze seed beads complement both the Ave’s and Paters. Each Ave bead-set and Pater bead-set are individually wire-wrapped in 20 gauge bronze wire. The centerpiece is handmade by the artist and is a one of a kind piece consisting of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, centered in a bronze antique cabochon pendant. The crucifix complementing the centerpiece, is one of a kind. It is a triple cross – the bottom cross is filigree brass, with the second and third layers consisting of silver on brass, heavily plated, cast from an antique mold. This rosary will last a lifetime and can be passed from generation to generation.
For more photos or to purchase this rosary go to "http://www.HeartBeadDesigns.Etsy.com"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Virgin Mary the untier of Knots



SUMMARY OF THE HISTORY

«According to the research of this image, we find that the donor Hieronymus Ambrosius Langenmantel, priest and canon law doctor from (1666-1709) of St. Peter am Perlach, had ordered this painting for a family altar, for personal reasons linked to his family.
In the history of this true story, the noble Wolfgang Langenmantel married to Sophie Imoff (1612) and on the verge of a divorce, pays a visit to Jakob Rem J.P. in a monastery and university of Ingolstadt, located seventy kilometers north of Augsburg.
A total of “four” visits were made to this priest in a lapse of “28 days” in where he received advice from this venerable Jesuit priest, a priest already honored for his wisdom, piety, extraordinary intelligence and known for having a Marian apparition in where he compliments Our Lady with the title of “Thrice admirable” ( Mater Ter Admirabilis). The noble was able to achieve changes in his family situation, as the result of prayer and the veneration of the Virgin Mary and in the company of the wise priest.
Consequently on September 28th 1615 and the last day of their prayer, father Rem had been praying before an image of the Virgin Mary under the title of ( Our Lady of the Snows) located in the chapel of the monastery. “In a solemn ritual act”, Father Rem elevates the wedding ribbon untying the knots one by one and smoothing the ribbon out (1), causing the white ribbon to become such an intense bright, that not even the palette of any painter could have reproduced. With this experience the couple was able to avoid a divorce and their marriage was able to continue.
Hieronymus and his grandson decide to donate a family altar, in commemoration of the turn of the century of the year 1700 as was the tradition in St. Peter am Perlach. The Altar piece was dedicated to “The Blessed Virgins of Good Counsel”, in it, is the story of his own family.
The painter, Johann Melchior Georg Schmittdner, depicts the painting as a Virgin Mary who is “untying” the knots of the ribbon of married life, as the worried noble Wolfgang, walks towards the monastery accompanied by the Archangel Raphael.

source http://www.desatadora.com.ar/titulo-i.htm

INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY
OF THE VIRGIN MARY UNTIER OF KNOTS
(Maria Als Knotenlöserin) (Virgen Desatanudos)

SHORT Unfailing NOVENA To The Virgin Mary Untier of Knots©
By: Mario H. Ibertis Rivera (VMS)
President Founder International Fraternity of the “Virgin Mary Untier of Knots”.
IMPRIMATUR CENSOR
Nada obsta a la Fe y Moral católicas para su publicación. Revdo. Mons. JOSE LUIS DUHOURQCensor Puede imprimirse.
S.E.R. Mons. JOAQUIN M. SUCUNZA Vicario General del Arzobispado de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, 31 de Octubre de 2002 - Prot. Nº 828/02
CopyRight by Mario H. Ibertis Rivera D.N.D.D.A Nº 166369 –2001 Buenos Aires – República Argentina

Prayer to the Virgin Mary as Untier of Knots
Holy Mary, full of the presence of God, during your life
you accepted with great humility the holy will of the father
and the legacy of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and evil
never dared to entangle you with its confusion. Since then
you have interceded for all of our difficulties as you did
at the wedding feast of Cana. With all simplicity and with
patience, you have given us an example of how to untangle
the knots in our complicated lives. By being our mother
forever you arrange and make clear the path that unites us
to Our Lord.

Holy Mary, Mother of God and ours, with your maternal heart,
untie the knots that upset our lives. We ask you to receive
into your hands (here mention your prayer request) and
deliver us from the chains and confusion that restrain us.
Blessed Virgin Mary, through your grace, your intercession
and by your example, deliver us from evil, and untie the
knots that keep us from being united to God. So that free
of all confusion and error, we may find him in all things,
keep him in our hearts, and serve him always in our
brothers and sisters. Mother of Good Counsel pray for us.
Amen.

We begin with our daily prayers, making the Sign of the Cross and praying the Act of Contrition so that God will enter our hearts, and he will brings us near to the Virgin Mary.
The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for
having offended you, and I detest
all my sins, because of Your just
punishments, but most of all because
they offend You, my God, who are
all-good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of
Your grace, to sin no more and to
avoid the near occasion of sin.
Amen


Blessed Virgin Mary, the one who unties the knots, in marriage, in people and of nations, I offer you this novena
requesting the follo-wing intentions:

(mention here the favors that you wish to obtain)
First Day

Bible reading:

...« and now she will bear a son. You shall call him 'Jesus' for he will save his people from their sins.»
( Mathew 1, 21 )

Brief Reflection:

Our Lord Jesus, was born of the flesh and blood of the Holy Virgin Mary, spouse of the Holy Spirit. Jesus, untied the
tongues of the mute, the obstacles to the paralytics, he remove the yoke of the oppressed , and he liberated the
sinners with his death. Jesus, through his Death and Resurrection is the Great Untier of Knots of our humanity united to
sin. His Mother, first disciple and coore-demptrix, will untied our knots.

( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be and
the Prayer to “The Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven;
hollowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.


The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now
and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to
the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now
and ever shall be, world without
end. Amen


`Pray to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
¡ Mater Ter Admirabilis !
(Mother Three Times Admirable!)


Second day:
Bible reading:

...« And the Angel said to her in reply, ”The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the most High will
overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.
( Luke 1, 35 )

Brief Reflection:

The Holy Spirit, Third Person of God, overshadowed the womb of the Virgin Mary full of grace, and the power of
the most High was with her so that she would give birth to our savior made man. That is why the Virgin Mary is
blessed and holy. In her, The Son of God inhabited. ¡ Who better than his Mother, to aid us and help us to
dismantle our tangled conflicts!
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)


Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,.....

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...

`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
Mater Ter Admirabilis ! ((Mother Three Times Admirable!)
Mother of the Good Counsel !


Third day:
Bible reading:

« Mary said, “ Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.
“Then the Angel departed from her.” » ( Luke 1, 38 )

Brief Reflection:

The Virgin Mary meekly undergoes the designs of God, alt-hough with certain reservations. ".. How can this beif
I do not know man?…she accepts, with some concerns. How many doubts will we have when we have moved
away from God, and in our mistakes, we have knitted a useless cobweb of knots. Let us give our griefs to the
council of Mary.
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)



Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,.....

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...

`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
Mater Ter Admirabilis ! ((Mother Three Times Admirable!) Mother of Good Counsel !, Mother of Divine Grace.



Fourth day:

Bible reading:

« 15 When the angels had left them and gone back to heaven, the
shepherds said to one another, "Let us go as far as Bethlehem and
see what the Lord has made known to us." 16 So they came
hurriedly and found Mary and Joseph with the baby lying in the
manger. 17 On seeing this they related what they had been told
about the child, 18 and all were astonished on hearing the
shepherds.19 As for Mary, she treasured all these messages
and continually pondered over them.» (Luke 2, 15-19)


Brief Reflection:

They went to Bethlehem, where they found the Child, “The word made flesh", the only Truth. Let us walk through
our desert, that with the guidence of the Archángel Raphael, that we may come closer to Mary Mother of the
Church, and with her to Jesus. Little by little, the knots of error that make us prisoners will be untied.
“The Truth shall set us free”. Let us walk in confidence towards our liberation.”

( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....




The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,.....

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...





`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
Mater Ter Admirabilis ! (Mother Three Times Admirable!) Help of All Christians.

Fifth day:

Bible Reading:

« 7 Ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened. 8 For everyone who
asks, receives; whoever seeks, finds; and the door will be opened to him who knocks. » (Mathew 7, 7-8)

Brief Reflection:

( The Heart of Mary is opened to us, like the door to heaven. We only need to ask for her help and her maternal
arms will open for our tor-tured spirits. In her we will find the solution to our problems, balm for our pain, and
answers to our doubts. Mary our help, intercede for us.)
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,.....

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to...

`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
Mater Ter Admirabilis ! (Mother Three Times Admirable!) Door to Heaven, Consolation of the Afflicted.


Sixth day:
Bible reading:

4 Jesus replied, "Woman, your thoughts are not mine! My hour has not yet come." 5 However his mother said to the servants, "Do what-ever he tells you." (John 2, 4-5)

Brief Reflection:

In the wedding feast of Cana , the patient Virgin Mary interce-des for the guest. With this act, she inaugurates her
Mediation between the Son of God and men. The faithful servant of the Lord, is our most humble and maternal
servant, in our afflictions, despairs, tribulations and wrongs doings. She is the Mediatrix of all graces, to which
we commend ourselves in our intricate problems, that with her maternal hands, she will untie the knots that
still imprison us.
( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,.....

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to...

`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
Mater Ter Admirabilis ! (Mother Three Times Admirable!) Mother of Divine Grace.


Seventh day:
Bible reading:

“ It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.”(Luke 23, 44)

Brief Reflection:

The Father’s will is about to be acomplished; Our Lord Jesus Christ will die on the cross for our salvation, in the
promise of his Resurrec-tion. From the darkness the light will shine to illumine us, freedom from darkness.
We already see our problems with more clarity. Our ties loosen, in the measure in which they conform to the
Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. At this time we are closer to his Mother, the Virgin Mary.

( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s,
One Glory be and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,.....

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father and to...

`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
Mater Ter Admirabilis ! (Mother Three Times Admirable!) Mother of Christ.


Eighth day:
Bible reading:

« 26 When Jesus saw his Mother, and the disciple whom he loved, he said to his Mother, "Woman,
there is your son." 27 Then he said to the disciple, "There is your mother." And from that moment the
disci-ple took her to his own home. » (John 19, 26-27)

Brief Reflection:

At the moment Jesús went to the Father, he leaves us in the care of his Mother. It is the greatest legacy that Jesús
left to Our Virgin Mary, and when he points out to the disciple he loves, he gives her custody of the whole
humanity. She will be our Advocate, Helper, Benefac-tress, and Mediatrix. The handmaid of the Lord, will
grant us freedom through her intercesión, she will untie the final knots that make us prisoners.

( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to “Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven,.....

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace,.....

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to...



`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
Mater Ter Admirabilis ! (Mother Three Times Admirable!), Mother of Christ, Help of All Christians.


Ninth day:
Bible reading:

« 14 All of these together gave themselves to constant prayer. With them were some women and also Mary,
the mother of Jesus, and his brothers...» and »when the day of Pentecost arrived, all were filled with
the Holy Spirit.» (Acts 1:14 and 2:1-4)

Brief Reflection:

Our Father sends the Holy Spirit on the feast of Pentecost , that will feed us in our faith. This is the same faith
that with Mary’s maternal help, will remove the bonds that keep us prisoners. With the light of the Holy Spirit
we see in meridian clarity which of our anguishes had our spirit trapped. The guidance of Saint Michael the
Archangel has always been certain, Saint Gabriel the Archangel will announce my freedom and Saint Michael
the Archangel, will protect me from any attack. The Evil one (the serpent), overpowered by the presence of Mary,
lies at her feet, made into a useless knot, unable to touch us.

( Brief meditation: meditate with one decade of the Holy Rosary: One Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s, One Glory be
and the Prayer to:
“Our Virgin Mary untier of Knots”)

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in heaven, .....

The Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, .....

Glory Be
Glory be to the Father and to ...

`Prayer to the Virgin Mary Untier of Knots´
Mater Ter Admirabilis ! (Mother Three Times Admirable!) Mother of Christ, Help of All Christians.

Monday, September 5, 2011

movie watch


These days most of the holywood flicks are so totally unwatchable anyway we saw one foreign movie that is a heart warming and thougth it was worth a mention
http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Children-of-Heaven/60010229

Available on netflix and a must watch for children and parents.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New - Miraculous Medal Necklace Crystals & Pearls


Introducing a Miraculous Medal Necklace with Pearls and Crystals on a double chain. Length is 21". The Miraculous Medal pendant is two sided and slides open to reveal the Lord's prayer. This pendant is unique, it's length is 21", the pendant is accentuated by a set of four pearls and Swarovski crystal rhinestones. A one of a kind necklace great for gift giving. Great to wear with anything yet can be dressy. One of a kind. Got to

www.HeartBeadDesigns.Etsy.com for more photos.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our Lady of Lourdes Rosary - New


Handmade five decade Catholic Rosary. The Paters are 13mm rectangular agate stones with layers of white and light blue. The Paters are accentuated by clear Czech crystals ant tiny sapphire blue crystals. The Ave beads are hard-to-find Montana blue Grade A 8mm cateyes (also known as fiber optic beads). In between the blue Aves are white 3mm cateyes used as spacer beads. Cateye beads change hue as they capture and reflect light. They have a band of light running through the center that resembles a cat's eye. The centerpiece is handmade by the artist and is a one of a kind piece consisting of an image of Our Lady of Lourdes, centered in a silver plate antique pendant. The crucifix is two-sided and heavy, brass on silver, heavily plated, cast from an antique mold.

To see more pictures of this rosary on Etsy go to:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78267860/rosary-catholic-five-decade-handmade-our

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Listing - Rosary featuring Madonna of the Poor


Handmade Catholic Rosary featuring Madonna of the Poor with child as the centerpiece. The Paters are multicolored lampwork beads accented by Swarovski bicone crystals . The Aves are made of simulated high quality silver pearls with sterling round spacers between. The centerpiece is handmade by the artist and is a one of a kind piece consisting of an image of Madonna of the Poor and child, centered in a silver antique bezel pendant. The cross is is two-sided and heavy, silver, heavily plated, cast from an antique mold. I used 49 strand nylon coated stainless steel beading wire – the best available made for durability and strength. This item for sale at

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76079906/handmade-catholic-rosary-featuring

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary - New


Handmade bronze wire wrapped five decade Catholic Rosary featuring Our Lady of Guadalupe Center. The Paters are oval and turquoise in color which harmonize the coral Ave beads. Dark bronze seed beads complement both the Ave’s and Paters. Each Ave bead-set and Pater bead-set are individually wire-wrapped in 20 guage bronze wire. The centerpiece is handmade by the artist and is a one of a kind piece consisting of an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, centered in a bronze antique cabochon pendant. The crucifix is two-sided and heavy, silver on brass, heavily plated, cast from an antique mold. This rosary will last a lifetime and can be passed from generation to generation. Go to www.HeartBeadDesigns.Etsy.com for more rosaries.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Welcome to our WhisperingOak

WhisperingOak is nestled under beautiful California native oaks that give us inspiration. It has always been tradition in our family to sit around the table on a Saturday afternoon and work on crafts. Many times you could find three generations working together while drinking coffee.




We created beautiful things to decorate our home. Children and adults alike enjoyed the different items that decorated our home for holidays, birthday celebrations, changes in seasons, and more. This created a tradition that brought us happiness and gratefulnes for every day we were able to celebrate.


Our grandmother taught us how to make paper flowers and other paper crafts. My grandmother learned from her mother. My mother learned the delicate arts of embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitching, sewing and painting from nuns in her Catholic school. Her teachers were nuns that had come from various countries in Europe, such as, Portugal, Spain and Italy. To this day, my mother buys books and self teaches new techniques.



Since neighbors and friends have always admired our crafts and the way we celebrate the seaons in our home, I decided to open our store on Etsy and share with everybody. My mother is the main artist. My sisters and I add our talent and designs to our items.


We thank our followers and buyers for the appreciation and love they have shared with us and the warm welcome they gave us to Etsy. We also thank CEAG for the support and friendship that the team has given us.



We are close to selling our 100th item. To celebrate and thank our buyers, we would like to offer a gift with purchase. When the counter at Etsy turns to 100th item sold, we will ship the lucky buyer a Pink Blossoms Couple for free. So, come and visit us.











Saturday, April 23, 2011

Divine Mercy Novena started on Good Friday


On October 5, 1938, a young religious by the name Sister Faustina (Helen Kowalska) died in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Cracow, Poland. She came from a very poor family that had struggled hard on their little farm during the terrible years of WWI. Sister had had only three years of very simple education. Hers were the humblest of tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or the vegetable garden, or as a porter.

On February 22, 1931, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ appeared to this simple nun, bringing with Him a wonderful message of Mercy for all mankind. Saint Faustina tells us in her diary under this date:

"In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord
Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand was raised in blessing,
the other was touching the garment at the breast. From the opening
of the garment at the breast there came forth two large rays, one
red and the other pale. In silence I gazed intently at the Lord;
my soul was overwhelmed with fear, but also with great joy. After
a while Jesus said to me, 'paint an image according to the pattern
you see, with the inscription: Jesus, I trust in You.'"

Some time later, Our Lord again spoke to her:

"The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous;
the red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These
two rays issued forth from the depths of My most tender Mercy at
that time when My agonizing Heart was opened by a lance on the
Cross....Fortunate is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for
the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him."

Read more: http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/stfaust.htm#ixzz1KMZtd5Gm

First Day
"Today bring to Me all mankind, especially all sinners, and immerse
them in the ocean of My mercy. In this way you will console Me in the
bitter grief into which the loss of souls plunges Me."

Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us
and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which
we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of
Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg
this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy
Spirit.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and
especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate
Heart of Jesus. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your
mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and
ever. Amen.


Pray above prayer and then the Divine Mercy Chaplet which can be found
here:

http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/mercy/dmmap.htm


Second Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls of Priests and Religious,

and immerse them in My unfathomable mercy. It was they who gave me strength to endure My bitter Passion. Through them as through channels My mercy flows out upon mankind."

Most Merciful Jesus, from whom comes all that is good, increase Your grace in men and women consecrated to Your service,* that they may perform worthy works of mercy; and that all who see them may glorify the Father of Mercy who is in heaven.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the company of chosen ones in Your vineyard -- upon the souls of priests and religious; and endow them with the strength of Your blessing. For the love of the Heart of Your Son in which they are enfolded, impart to them Your power and light, that they may be able to guide others in the way of salvation and with one voice sing praise to Your boundless mercy for ages without end. Amen.

* In the original text, Saint Faustina uses the pronoun "us" since she was offering this prayer as a consecrated religious sister. The wording adapted here is intended to make the prayer suitable for universal use.

Third Day
"Today bring to Me all Devout and Faithful Souls,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. These souls brought me consolation on the Way of the Cross. They were a drop of consolation in the midst of an ocean of bitterness."

Most Merciful Jesus, from the treasury of Your mercy, You impart Your graces in great abundance to each and all. Receive us into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart and never let us escape from It. We beg this grace of You by that most wondrous love for the heavenly Father with which Your Heart burns so fiercely.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon faithful souls, as upon the inheritance of Your Son. For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, grant them Your blessing and surround them with Your constant protection. Thus may they never fail in love or lose the treasure of the holy faith, but rather, with all the hosts of Angels and Saints, may they glorify Your boundless mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Fourth Day
"Today bring to Me those who do not believe in God and those who do not know Me,

I was thinking also of them during My bitter Passion, and their future zeal comforted My Heart. Immerse them in the ocean of My mercy."

Most compassionate Jesus, You are the Light of the whole world. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who do not believe in God and of those who as yet do not know You. Let the rays of Your grace enlighten them that they, too, together with us, may extol Your wonderful mercy; and do not let them escape from the abode which is Your Most Compassionate Heart.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who do not believe in You, and of those who as yet do not know You, but who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Draw them to the light of the Gospel. These souls do not know what great happiness it is to love You. Grant that they, too, may extol the generosity of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord's original words here were "the pagans." Since the pontificate of Pope John XXIII, the Church has seen fit to replace this term with clearer and more appropriate terminology.

Fifth Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion."

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

*Our Lord's original words here were "heretics and schismatics," since He spoke to Saint Faustina within the context of her times. As of the Second Vatican Council, Church authorities have seen fit not to use those designations in accordance with the explanation given in the Council's Decree on Ecumenism (n.3). Every pope since the Council has reaffirmed that usage. Saint Faustina herself, her heart always in harmony with the mind of the Church, most certainly would have agreed. When at one time, because of the decisions of her superiors and father confessor, she was not able to execute Our Lord's inspirations and orders, she declared: "I will follow Your will insofar as You will permit me to do so through Your representative. O my Jesus " I give priority to the voice of the Church over the voice with which You speak to me" (497). The Lord confirmed her action and praised her for it.

Sixth Day
Today bring to Me the Meek and Humble Souls and the Souls of Little Children,

and immerse them in My mercy. These souls most closely resemble My Heart. They strengthened Me during My bitter agony. I saw them as earthly Angels, who will keep vigil at My altars. I pour out upon them whole torrents of grace. I favor humble souls with My confidence.

Most Merciful Jesus, You yourself have said, "Learn from Me for I am meek and humble of heart." Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart all meek and humble souls and the souls of little children. These souls send all heaven into ecstasy and they are the heavenly Father's favorites. They are a sweet-smelling bouquet before the throne of God; God Himself takes delight in their fragrance. These souls have a permanent abode in Your Most Compassionate Heart, O Jesus, and they unceasingly sing out a hymn of love and mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon meek souls, upon humble souls, and upon little children who are enfolded in the abode which is the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls bear the closest resemblance to Your Son. Their fragrance rises from the earth and reaches Your very throne. Father of mercy and of all goodness, I beg You by the love You bear these souls and by the delight You take in them: Bless the whole world, that all souls together may sing out the praises of Your mercy for endless ages. Amen.

Seventh Day
Today bring to Me the Souls who especially venerate and glorify My Mercy*,

and immerse them in My mercy. These souls sorrowed most over my Passion and entered most deeply into My spirit. They are living images of My Compassionate Heart. These souls will shine with a special brightness in the next life. Not one of them will go into the fire of hell. I shall particularly defend each one of them at the hour of death.

Most Merciful Jesus, whose Heart is Love Itself, receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who particularly extol and venerate the greatness of Your mercy. These souls are mighty with the very power of God Himself. In the midst of all afflictions and adversities they go forward, confident of Your mercy; and united to You, O Jesus, they carry all mankind on their shoulders. These souls will not be judged severely, but Your mercy will embrace them as they depart from this life.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls who glorify and venerate Your greatest attribute, that of Your fathomless mercy, and who are enclosed in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. These souls are a living Gospel; their hands are full of deeds of mercy, and their hearts, overflowing with joy, sing a canticle of mercy to You, O Most High! I beg You O God:

Show them Your mercy according to the hope and trust they have placed in You. Let there be accomplished in them the promise of Jesus, who said to them that during their life, but especially at the hour of death, the souls who will venerate this fathomless mercy of His, He, Himself, will defend as His glory. Amen.

*The text leads one to conclude that in the first prayer directed to Jesus, Who is the Redeemer, it is "victim" souls and contemplatives that are being prayed for; those persons, that is, that voluntarily offered themselves to God for the salvation of their neighbor (see Col 1:24; 2 Cor 4:12). This explains their close union with the Savior and the extraordinary efficacy that their invisible activity has for others. In the second prayer, directed to the Father from whom comes "every worthwhile gift and every genuine benefit,"we recommend the "active" souls, who promote devotion to The Divine Mercy and exercise with it all the other works that lend themselves to the spiritual and material uplifting of their brethren.

Eighth Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls who are in the prison of Purgatory,

and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. Let the torrents of My Blood cool down their scorching flames. All these souls are greatly loved by Me. They are making retribution to My justice. It is in your power to bring them relief. Draw all the indulgences from the treasury of My Church and offer them on their behalf. Oh, if you only knew the torments they suffer, you would continually offer for them the alms of the spirit and pay off their debt to My justice."

Most Merciful Jesus, You Yourself have said that You desire mercy; so I bring into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls in Purgatory, souls who are very dear to You, and yet, who must make retribution to Your justice. May the streams of Blood and Water which gushed forth from Your Heart put out the flames of Purgatory, that there, too, the power of Your mercy may be celebrated.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls suffering in Purgatory, who are enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. I beg You, by the sorrowful Passion of Jesus Your Son, and by all the bitterness with which His most sacred Soul was flooded: Manifest Your mercy to the souls who are under Your just scrutiny. Look upon them in no other way but only through the Wounds of Jesus, Your dearly beloved Son; for we firmly believe that there is no limit to Your goodness and compassion. Amen.

Ninth Day
"Today bring to Me the Souls who have become Lukewarm,

and immerse them in the abyss of My mercy. These souls wound My Heart most painfully. My soul suffered the most dreadful loathing in the Garden of Olives because of lukewarm souls. They were the reason I cried out: 'Father, take this cup away from Me, if it be Your will.' For them, the last hope of salvation is to run to My mercy."

Most compassionate Jesus, You are Compassion Itself. I bring lukewarm souls into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart. In this fire of Your pure love, let these tepid souls who, like corpses, filled You with such deep loathing, be once again set aflame. O Most Compassionate Jesus, exercise the omnipotence of Your mercy and draw them into the very ardor of Your love, and bestow upon them the gift of holy love, for nothing is beyond Your power.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon lukewarm souls who are nonetheless enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus. Father of Mercy, I beg You by the bitter Passion of Your Son and by His three-hour agony on the Cross: Let them, too, glorify the abyss of Your mercy. Amen.


Diary, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul (c) 1987 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263. All rights reserved. Used with permission.




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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Holy Week Sale!

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful holy week! My name is Rebecca from Phoenix Art Studio on Etsy.
I am having a spring sale to celebrate new life in my etsy shop.
Enter coupon code SPRING to get 15% off of everything in my shop from now through Easter!


I have many unique 100% handmade crosses in my shop as well as other unique items.




Enjoy and have a blessed week!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

St Jude's Creations Handmade flowers introduction

I have not introduced myself yet even though I am one of the admin of the group:-)

My name is Maria Noble and I run stjudescreations a handmade flower shop for all wedding and party needs.

Born into a catholic family catholicism was ingrained into me at a very young age.We had many youth groups of which I was part of and thus I found Christ through a Catholic Charismatic movement.I am a John Paul II product I guess.My favorite prayer is the Rosary and my favorite saint is ST Jude of course being my patron saint of my shop.God has immensely blessed me especially through St Jude.My husband name is Jude btw :-)

I am married with 2 beautiful children a now 5 yr old girl Ann and a 3 yr old Joseph so things do get hectic at home juggling everything.


Here are a few of my items I create! You can browse my site on the top left.

Cake toppers


Huge paper flower for store displays


Wedding bouquets



I am doing a promotion..Like me on facebook by clicking here and one random fan will be picked for a 20% off coupon code on any items here.Fan count is now 32.Offer expires when fancount reaches 100.
If you are already a fan then a post to facebook of any of my products will qualify for an entry.
Please leave a post on my facebook page mentioning the post.

My blog is at http://stjudescreations.blogspot.com
and facebook page is at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bristol-CT/StjudesCreations/176524212376603

Thank you!
Maria

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My First Protestant Rosary

Cobalt Blue Anglican/Protestant Rosary..click to check it out at the shop!
Hi Tammy from "Righteous Rosaries & Gifts" writing to you!

I met a new friend online and somehow through a bit of a tough beginning of our friendship, we hit it off and became friends very fast. She gave me some food for thought, that I had lovely products, but what about the rest of us, like our brothers and sisters of the Protestant faith. She suggested that I make bracelets and prayers beads for my next projects. Her idea for the bracelets was to call them "Faith Bracelets", I loved that idea.

Eager to please and delve head first into a new market area, I made this Christian Rosary last night. I turned out to be easy and I copied the instructions from a fellow Rosary Artisan. Voila, in my hands was a lovely 6mm cobalt blue AB czech beads with 10 mm lampwork paters and a tibetan silver cross. The picture is the finished product.

What do you guys think of making not just Catholic, but also Protestant products? I think if we can encourage prayers, they it all goes to the glory of our Lord!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Blessed Mother Rosary in Roses



Introducing my latest rosary. Made with white cats'eye (fiber-optic) beads for the Ave's spaced with pink sead beads. The Paters are lampwork beads with tiny pink roses on them. Surrounding the Paters are fuchsia bicone Swarovski crystals. The centerpiece features an image of our Blessed Mother in all her beauty. It was handmade by the artist using a resin technique. The crucifix is a double cross with crucifix on cross and is double sided with a heavy feel. It is hand cast in heavy silver plate from an old design. The ends of the cross have tiny fleur-de-lis design. A very nice crucifix.

Hail Mary Full of Grace!

Thank you Mary for saying yes to our Lord!

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