It’s that time of year…at least in our family, we have three First Holy Communions in the next month, including our oldest son. And then there’s Mother’s Day inserted somewhere in the midst of it all. My gift of choice this year is a special rosary for my nephews and son. I just wanted to rave about my favorite resource for rosaries, Loreto Rosaries.
My family is very hard on rosaries, and we’ve tried all different varieties. The only ones we found that lasted with any duration are homemade string rosaries, which are nice, but we do prefer to pray with real beads. My husband is actually the largest culprit who breaks most of the rosaries. He likes to carry them in his pockets, and with all the other loose change, keys, and other loose objects, pulling in and out of his pockets, the rosaries and tenners (decade rosaries) are broken.
So for Christmas I thought I would try a tenner made by my friend Ruth, at Loreto Rosaries. My sister already has two of Ruth’s creations and just raves about them. I chose the Sacred Heart Tenner. It’s been a record 4 months, and the tenner is still going strong even with daily use. My husband raves about it — he loves the look and the feel of it. In fact, he likes it so much, he decided to buy a rosary for his nephew.
We originally bought two Boy’s First Communion Rosary, with nylon flexible wire for my son and my nephew. The rosary is a nice weight, with wonderful black onyx beads and bronze parts. There are also beautiful tenners.
After the second rosary was designated for my husband’s nephew and godson, I decided to order a wire-wrapped tenner and rosary for our son. I know our sons like to imitate his father, so the decade rosary would be that special gift “just like Daddy’s”. I decided to get wire-wrapped , because I was looking for extreme durability. They are just beautiful and well-made, and I can’t wait to get them both blessed and give them to our son.
And now after ordering several more rosaries and tenners, I can really say these rosaries are both beautiful and sturdy, and very pleasing to the senses–they have quality, beauty, and practicality; they are durable works of art. An added bonus, Ruth gives a 1 year warranty on the rosaries, with free repair. She ships quickly, and establishes good communication with the buyer.
I’m eyeing ideas for Mother’s Day — selfishly for me and perhaps my mother. There are rosary bracelets and women’s rosaries that make it difficult to decide. Since I don’t always wear clothing with pockets, a tenner isn’t as practical, but a rosary bracelet is a great way to keep track. I think I’ll drop major hints to dh about the beautiful Lapis rosary bracelet. ;-)
Note: I’m writing this post because I’m enthusiastic about these rosaries, not because I was asked, nor was I given anything for free to write this.