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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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  1. Quietly plodding Along ...

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    “The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.”

    Archbishop Fulton Sheen

    Many of you already know this is one of my favourite quotes on the rosary!

    Life has been interesting and busy of late! My husband started a new business with Forever which we aim to allow us extra money to fund Rosary work with schools and also for sending Rosaries abroad!

    It’s pretty exciting but I have now been able to give up my part time job at a newspaper and really focus on my family and the Rosary and of course Beads with Faith so I know Our Blessed Mother is really taking it all to Jesus!

    I am really happy to be able to get back on this project and be where my heart is and where I believe we as a family are being called!

    How beautiful to follow The Lord!!!

    Have a wonderful evening !

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  2. Quietness, Catholic Art and First Holy Communions

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    Here at Beads with Faith we have been busy with orders for First Holy Communions and also a large number of Rosary repairs ... Alongside two children and a day job as well as helping with my husbands business this has meant a lack of activity online!

    The Good news is there will soon be a surge of new products available on our website!

    Even more good news is that we will be launching a website of some beautiful Catholic fine art by Troy edkins (until the site is ready you can search him on Facebook (oil paintings by troyedkins) phenomenal art we will have a few originals available and also some amazingly priced prints and other items.

    We are also looking into stocking some items by nikki blinston! You will find her website by searching her name : ) amazing photos paintings and other art are available.

    You will be aware of our mission to get Edkins lifesize Divine Mercy painting to the UK from America .... I'd love to hear from you if you have ideas to get the painting to the UK or can help in any way ... Please do get in touch via www.beadswithfaith.com.

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  3. The Crucifixion - Artist Nikki Blinston

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    In 2001 I painted 'The Crucifixion' as a gift to the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, based in the Bronx,  New York. The piece was inspired by original illuminations, painted in the 15th century, which are rich in symbolism, seeped in spirituality and tradition. The religious images I have been commissioned to paint all refer to an iconic style, with a twist of 'Nikki'. I do not follow the tradition of using tempera paint, however I do ensure I am surrounded with prayer and inspiration as all images of God, His Blessed Mother, His Angels and His Saints are a glimpse of heaven, the paintings themselves should be a prayer, an aid to deepening spirituality. My spiritual paintings are, I hope and pray an inspiration to others. I feel blessed the Lord  has chosen and trusted me to portray Him and all who glorify Him.