here is another rosary for you; the Joan of Arc rosary. I shall be making many of these, with different types of beads. This one was made with blue Czech glass beads.
The center is utterly beautiful and very large -almost the size of a quarter.
I love St. Joan and there are almost no rosaries that capture her spirit (there are few Joan of Arc rosaries, period), and so it is a great joy to make these specific rosaries.
Last night before I went to bed, I was rather weary and suddenly all my latest creations looked sub par to me… Since I am not a machine, my carefully crafted loops exhibit minor differences (which only a lunatic perfectionist like myself would notice -I think…). I studied rosaries that I had bought on various large Catholic websites, but upon observation, I saw that their loops are not perfectly homogenous either. Some are slightly rounder, some a tad more elongated, and most a bit crooked here and there.
This describes me well, spiritually speaking (though I am more than “a bit” crooked here and there), and my mild agitation about my rosaries was indicative of an underlying malaise: Great Lent has hardly begun and I already feel like a failure. The season kind of took me by surprise this year. Two weeks ago, I was surprised to discover that Lent was so close.
Everything takes me time. I like to prepare. This year, I feel somewhat… I feel like I have arrived at the airport and forgotten my passport -I do not feel like I had time to get ready, to make sure (as I usually do) that the items on my list have been crossed off.
I have a feeling that this is of benefit to me. Earlier, I asked the Lord, Help me make a good beginning…
Thank you, my dearest ones, for your kind words about my rosaries! It is more appreciated than you can imagine. It gives me such joy to know that they delight you. I want to create things that will assist you in the most important of ways… I want to create holy objects that will be of help to you and comfort your spirit. I am hopeful that my etsy shop will be operational in two or three weeks.
God bless you for your prayers.
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor