Happy May Day, friends! It's the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, patron of our little shop, and the beginning of a month set aside for devotion to Mary.
A few years ago some friends introduced us to the delightful tradition of leaving bouquets of fresh cut flowers on neighbors doorsteps, then ringing the bell and running off before they catch us in the act. It was a good antidote to the decidedly un-spring-like weather we've had lately, and what a fitting way to honor Mary, flower of heaven!
I'm delighted to announce that we're celebrating Mary this month by introducing a new product AND hosting a sale on our Marian items in the shop: 15% off all Kitchen Rosaries and our brand new Rosary Hangers for the entire month!
We've had our rosaries gathered in a decorative bowl on our prayer table up until now, but they tend to tangle, and the children have broken several while trying to sort them out. The hooks neatly solve that problem, while keeping them safely out of the toddlers reach. I like that it can do double duty as a key hook and catchall in your entryway or serve as a shelf for a devotional/prayer corner in your home.
Our standard designs are images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or the Immaculate Heart of Mary, but we can customize with any name or text you would like!
We offer two sizes to accommodate your space and the extent to which you need to keep those beads from getting tangled!
I'm a convert to Catholicism--this Easter marked 13 years in the church--and I still feel like a novice when it comes to praying the rosary. Perhaps my lack of experience made me over-anxious to do it "right" when I first began. So I have been slow to grow in the habit of praying it daily. The visual cues of the beads on the wall and the abacus rosary on the window sill by my kitchen sink have been immensely helpful in that regard. And despite my glacial progress in devotion, meditating on the different mysteries, accepting that invitation to enter into Mary's wonder and suffering, has been transformative.