Agony in the Garden

Kind readers,

once again, my latest rosary… The center depicts the Agony in the Garden on the front, and the Resurrection on the back. I used red multifaceted glass crystal beads.

I really love this one.

Our Blessed Lady will be featured in a number of my upcoming rosaries; I am waiting for the beads (pale blue and deep violet).

Goodness, I can hardly wait to open my etsy shop! Every day I eagerly await the arrival of the mailman. Hopefully, I shall soon have the registration number I need for my business account, as well as the various odds and ends I require before I can officially open the shop.

Each time I make a rosary, I feel that I am doing a small, beautiful thing for the Lord… I am capable of small gestures of affection, at least; it encourages me.

I am rather introverted, and a certain amount of solitude is vital to me. I have often berated myself for not being more gregarious, as if my solitary nature made me a poor Christian, but I think there is room for all sorts of flowers in God’s garden… Because I am energized by solitude, and tend to seek it, I have the quiet temperament that seems essential to being a writer. I believe that rosary making has been the Lord’s way of upholding me, of blessing my solitude… The handiwork has been a source of balance to me, and great joy. It is as though the Lord whispered in my ear, “I have the perfect task for you.” And those who use my rosaries will be comforted…

I have another beautiful illustration to show you, a piece I commissioned from my talented friend Ben Wu, and it expresses what I always try to do, as best I can… It is the foundation of my life.

You see how the Lord is doing all the work… I cannot lift that cross; I am not particularly strong. But I can hold it… I can touch a shoulder quietly, unobtrusively.

I am His, and that is the whole of me.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

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2 thoughts on “Agony in the Garden

  1. “I am rather introverted, and a certain amount of solitude is vital to me. I have often berated myself for not being more gregarious, as if my solitary nature made me a poor Christian, but I think there is room for all sorts of flowers in God’s garden… Because I am energized by solitude, and tend to seek it, I have the quiet temperament that seems essential to being a writer. I believe that rosary making has been the Lord’s way of upholding me, of blessing my solitude… The handiwork has been a source of balance to me, and great joy. ”

    That really spoke to me, except that in my case it’s quite the opposite…I am essentially extroverted, and sometimes think I lack the skills to become quiet before the Lord as much as I probably should, but it’s true that He made us all different for His purposes…

    Anyway, the rosaries are beautiful — the red makes me think of my late grandmother — and the illustration is so powerful, and very meaningful. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • ~it’s true that He made us all different for His purposes…~

      That is perfectly put, my dearest one! The Lord calls Himself, “I am that I am” -we must imitate Him. We must be who we are, and thus glorify Him by being, each of us, a unique reflection of Him, sharing our respective gifts with one another. That is communion.

      Thank you so much for your kind words about my rosaries! May your grandmother’s memory be eternal.

      And thank you for being here… It is so good to see you.

      And, I am so fortunate to have a friend like Ben 🙂

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