Introducing the new Speziale Special Intention Rosary
Over the last few years I've run into A LOT of people who are really struggling. Folks are feeling more and more worried, burdened, fearful and helpless. I can't even begin to tell you how much cancer I've seen in the last several years. It’s been crazy! Add to that all of the scary things happening on the world stage, along with the moral decay spreading throughout our society, and it can all get to be a bit overwhelming at times. This is why I believe it’s time to call in reinforcements. Someone to provide wisdom, guidance and intervention. In other words, it’s time call in the big guns by turning to God on a much larger scale.
With this idea in mind, I quickly found myself inspired (and strongly driven) to create a special rosary. I call it The Speziale Special Intention Rosary (SSIR for short). It is a new way of helping people organize their thoughts so they can ask God for help and intervention while still meditating on the Mysteries of the rosary. Kind of like a Trapper Keeper for prayer. My hope is that it will help people process through the emotional stress and trauma of their daily lives while also giving them the ability to focus on some good stuff too. We all know that constant focus on overwhelming negativity isn't healthy for anyone, but hopefully this rosary will give people an opportunity to voice their fears, ask for help, and then recognize, and be grateful for, all of the wonderful blessings in their lives (even those we sometimes take for granted).To learn more click here for a printable version of how to say The Speziale Special Intention Rosaryor visit my "Special Intentions" page
This particular SSIR was made using a mix of Tiger Jasper and Clear Quartz beads. The slightly crackled round clear quartz stone adds a little bit of interest to the beautiful, swirls of the brown Tiger Jasper. The Italian silver plate center and crucifix combo are paired with my thicker 20 gauge silver plate wire and an aged 20 gauge silver plate chain to accent the antique finish on the center and crucifix. For those who believe in the healing properties of stone, Tiger Jasper is said to take us out of our logical mind and more into our bodies. It's a stone that is supposed to help us "live in the moment". Personally, I love this stone because it looks like petrified wood. You get the look of wood, without the fragile nature that comes with some wood beads.
This hand made, Speziale rosary also comes with a special prayer card and a drawstring pouch for easy storage.
BEADS: The Aves are mix of 8mm round crackled quartz and 8mm round Tiger Jasper. The Paters are 8mm, wire wrapped Tiger Jasper.
CENTER: Italian silver plate Our Lady Untier/Undoer of Knots
CRUCIFIX: Italian silver plate large, Pope Francis' Good Shepard crucifix
WIRE/CHAIN: 20g silver plate wire with 20g aged silver plate, round link chain
LENGTH: 24 inches.
Unlike store bought rosaries, I use bows instead of jump rings for added durability.
Thanks for looking! God Bless and have a great day! :)