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Beads with Faith is a family run company based upon the Rosary and its teachings. As a Catholic company we aim to encompass faith and bead craft to create handmade Rosary beads, chaplets and Christocentric jewellery items. This blog will contain faith centred articles, information about our workshops and some of our products.

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Category: Reflections

  1. Mary as a Model Disciple - Andy Drozdziak

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    And she sits inside the starlight/Knowing that He is a king/But to her he’s still her baby/ And she looks upon her King now/And she worries for her son.

    -And She Worries For Her Son by Carol Barrington and Larry Hogan, 1975

    As a teenager, a friend shared that she had seen a picture of Mary in her mind. This picture was slightly unusual, because Mary was trying to get out of the way! She was pointing to someone else-her Son, Jesus. This remains for me a reminder of Mary’s role: to show us the way to Jesus. Mary’s humanity shines through for me. She is the mother who “worries for her son” and who puts her faith in God-even when she does not really understand what is happening.

  2. Reasons to Teach the Rosary, Reasons to be devoted!

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    "When we look at Mary, we look at all God wants for Humanity" - Unknown*

    I came across a blogpost the other day that has encouraged me to write this post - you will notice that some of my reasons are similar (if not so eloquently put, to the Religion teacher's reasons, I am so grateful he posted this and I hope that many of you will find some sense and use in my own reasons! 

    Why do I dedicate my life to encouraging devotion to the Rosary?I have seen the benefits in classrooms, schools, parishes and in family life. Here are some of the Reasons why, I believe this is a worthwhile cause:

    1. Teaching Prayer. Wow wow wow! ok, so some think the Rosary is boring - I think it is the most beautiful, joyful, simple way of learning about Jesus and learning about how God wants us to live! imagine having just ONE Prayer that encompasses the main prayers our children NEED to learn (the Sign of the Cross,  Apostles Creed, the our Father, the Hail Mary, Glory Be, The Fatima Prayer and Hail Holy Queen)  be built on throughout life AND just helps the kids walk through Jesus life.... thats the Rosary!!!!! 
  3. What the Rosary Means to me.... Anonymous

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    The Rosary means as many things to me as Mary has manifestations. She has been an inspiration to me on three continents and I have found her to be a unifying force everywhere. The terror of Demons, hides us from our false self and brings us back to who we really are.

    I always loved my faith and what it composed but always had a sense that there was something missing...the "milk of human kindness" had always been there but not beatingwith the pierced heart of our Blessed Mother. The Rosary was to prove the missing link, a chord that would stretch through my adult life. 

    It has always been a walking prayer for me, through the Scottish Highlands and across the deserts of North America. I have seen the Rosary best prayed at an, Opus Dei boys camp in Spain; on a basketball court, as the boys circled or sat on the bleachers as the preferred. 

    De Montfort wanted to be totally hers and recommended focussing on the words and the mysteries alternately. This basks us in the warmth of Jesus and light of Mary which animates that life one after the other.....

  4. Saint Patrick

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    Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland, a Bishop and Missionary who was captured and taken as a slave to Ireland, He escaped after seven years and then returned, after a dream he returned and eventually converted Irelan, building churches right across the country! He often used the Shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity and His powerful message was well received and understood. Saint Patrick is one of the worlds most popular saints.