ROSARY BOOKMARKS and CHARMS
Made with quality beads and charms, and crafted with care, intention, and prayer —
Rosary Bookmarks are designed to hang perfectly down the spine of your bible or prayer book.
Carry the Rosary Charms with you or hang themanywhere.
Our Father who art in heaven…
Notre Père, qui es aux cieux…
The Rosary Bookmarks and Charms
Artisan, Marrie has made five pilgrimages to Rocamadour, in south central Périgord, France. The last three she made solo and each time stayed a week in the historic village cut into the side of a rough rock cliff. The medieval village of Rocamadour traces its written history to the 11th century where the ‘Vierge Noire’ (Black Virgin in wood) sits in a small chapel. From the village one climbs 240 steps (on one’s knees by ancient tradition) to reach a small chapel. This is one of the main medieval destinations for pilgrims and just as important a site of miracles as Spain’s medieval city of Santiago de Compostela. The chapel has only 24 very small wicker chairs. Candle smoke has blackened the cliff wall in the back of the chapel — water quietly trickles down behind the candles.
In harmony with a contemporary rosary, both the rosary bookmarks and charms begin with the Cross in silver plated or pewter; the ‘Our Father’ bead is usually a 6mm gemstone or crystal; the three ‘Hail Mary’ beads are generally 4 mm with spacers; then a matching ‘Our Father’ bead. The medallion of Mary is also a silver plated or pewter vocal bead. Then one decade of the Rosary with ten ‘Hail Marys’ leads up to the third ‘Our Father’ where the piece is attached to the bookmark. The length is 8” to 6”, which hangs perfectly down the spine of your bible or pray book. Spacers between the beads are either small silver-plated beads or complimentary seed beads.
While creating the Rosary Bookmarks and Charms, with prayerful intention, the ‘Our Father’ and ‘Hail Mary’ beads are recited in French as each bead is placed onto the strand.
With this sacred intention, each Rosary bookmark or charm is also blessed by a priest at The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Rosary Charms are designed to hang where ever you'd like! Beautiful for prayer orhanging in a window, from a plant or holiday tree, or where ever you need a little inspiration!
Je vous salue Marie, pleine de grâce.
Le Seigneur et avec vous.
Vous êtes bénie entre tous les femmes,
et Jésus, the fruit de vos entrailles est béne.
Saint Marie, Mère de Diex,
priez pour nous, pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant et à l’heure de notre mort.