I am a custom rosary maker and have designed a special rosary for our special needs. This heirloom rosary is made with sterling silver and natural stones. The medal is of St. Pauline Visintaire, patroness of diabetics. This addresses our spiritual needs and we know we have someone, along with the Blessed Virgin Mary looking out for us. If you are interested in a picture of the rosary and would like to place an order, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org The cost of the rosary is $150 and will be a treasure for you to use and to pass on to your children
Utterly cool idea, Courtney! I’m Jewish, with strong mystical/pagan tendencies, and I do believe in both the powers of stones and the powers of prayer, and in the strength of speaking to others in the words and images of their own beliefs.
This is the first I’ve heard of a patron saint for people with diabetes… do you have a link to her biography? Does she have any specific hagiographic attributes? Color me interested in learning more…
St. Pauline Visintaire is a youhg woman who started a religious community. She used to do the alter linens for the liturgy. She first lost her fingure, then hand, then arm to diabetes but continued to do her work. What courage and fortitude. She was canonized in '06. Check out Wikipedia and see what they say. I believe by focusing our prayer and coursing the stones ona rosary we remind God of our presence and petitions. I believe it is like counting the knots on your prayer shawl. Peace and every good, tmanm
Nice you followed thru’, tmana! I must apologize for my typos. Sometimes my brain goes faster than my fingers! Sainthood could be for all of us!
I hope to have a pix of my rosary next week.
LOL… saints are an interesting topic of study… knowing “which saint did what”, or is patron saint of something, helps me better understand the personalities of my Catholic friends. (It was also an interesting topic of conversation about the time they were studying for Confirmation.) Also, since I do some Renaissance-era costuming, there’s a degree of iconography of which I need to be aware when examining period art. Hagiographic attributes help determine whether a painting is of a real person or of a saint, or of a real person posing as a saint… which helps sort out whether that person’s garments are likely to be realistic or not.