my favorite Christmas present…

… Melanie, aka The Rosary Chic, at Trendy Traditions sent me this beautiful rosary. Lookit, it even has my name on it! I was immediately struck by the Spanish style crucifix because it looks very much like the one my Abuela owns. When I asked Melanie about it she said it was hand cast from a ‘family’ rosary by a woman in Washington which makes this rosary, my rosary, truly unique.

The beads are a beautiful red, my favorite color, but most striking is the Our Lady of Guadalupe center and St. Juan Diego medal.

I’ve been asking Our Lady of Guadalupe for some special courage regarding a specific issue and I plan to use this rosary for that very purpose, to ask for her intercession.

If you are ever in need of a very special rosary, either to commemorate an event like a baptism, as a gift, or a rosary geared toward a specific saint drop her a line; melanie@trendytraditions.biz. Tell her what you need and she will do her best to get you a very beautiful and meaningful rosary to fit exactly what your looking for.

Thank you, Melanie, for my treasure.

ps- I also received a real proper tea set for Christmas so I no longer have to microwave a mug of water and drink my tea with the tea bag string dangling over the lip of the cup – so uncouth!

About Katrina Fernandez

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  • Kimberly_whelan

    That is sooo beautiful. How is your name incorporated. I just love it and now want to get them for gifts… trying to think of ways to personalize like that! Thank you for sharing.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat Katrina Fernandez

      She has lettered beads that spell out names. I think she can do dates too if you wanted to remember a special date like 1st Communion or an anniversary. Seriously, send her an email. They really do hold up. My son got one last year from her for 1st Communion and it’s managed fine under the rough hands of an almost 9 year old boy.

  • Mark Abeln

    Very good. I’m all for attractive and durable Rosaries, having worn out several (but not that I’m a prayer warrior, just that they were fragile).

    Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, pray for us!

  • Susan

    Merry Christmas, Ms. Kat!

    I think your new rosary is beautiful. We have a good many Hispanic people at my parish, and one of the young men (who is now studying at the Trinitarian seminary in San Diego) acquainted me with something he has done for some time when he prays his rosary. He attached a religious medal of a saint for whom he has an devotion to each decade, which reminds him to ask for that saint’s intercession as he prays. I thought of it when I saw your St. Juan Diego medal. I adopted his practice and have added St. Faustina, St. Francis, St. Joseph, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Peter to my rosary.

    I hope you and your sweet boy have the very best Christmas!

    Blessings from Susan in Akron

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephanie.a.richer Stephanie A. Richer

    Humph!


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