About This Site
I launched this web site 12 years ago as a place to share info about the rosaries that I've made. I subsequently added info about rosaries that I've repaired. Crafting a rosary in any fashion has become a small vocation for me. As I hold the beads of a rosary in disrepair, I can't help but feel the power of all of the prayers that have been said over them.
Fast forward to 2020 and the worldwide pandemic. We've all seen good come from tragedy, and this web site and my life are no exception. Like tens of thousands of Catholics around the world, I've been praying the rosary for years, but now I just decided to turn on the camera and ask others to join me. And here we are.
When I started my live weekly rosary prayer sessions in October 2020, I had no idea where it would lead or how long I'd do it. I didn't know how much time this would require or what each week's session would look like. But I just felt a need to do it, so I started. Since then, I've been asked by a number of people how long I'll continue, a question that I wasn't always prepared to answer. One thing I did know is that I've tried to keep this simple. I try not to think too much about each week's prayers and just let God guide me. So what you hear each week is just a reflection of what's in my heart at the time. The response as been good.
So now, based on your participation and feedback, I decided in March 2021 to continue my weekly rosary prayer sessions indefinitely. As such, I also decided to create a name that is not only easier to remember and use, but also better reflects what we do. During past prayer sessions, I've mentioned my affection for a phrase I heard from Dr. Regis Martin at Franciscan University. In a discussion about St. Dominic, he said, "That vision that he had from the Blessed Virgin is really inspiring. She pretty much tells him (St. Dominic) that when my Son willed to renew the world, he sort of fertlized it with all of these Hail Mary's. And then she exhorts him, 'you preach that psalter of Hail Mary's and see what I can do.'"
So, I've used that term many times, saying that each week that we pray together, we're fertilizing the world with Hail Mary's. And from there, I came up with the name "Rosary Garden."
My name is Scott Crevier and I'm a lifelong Catholic. My faith was nurtured at some pretty cool Catholic schools:
I work at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. I'm a 3rd Degree Knight with the Abbott Pennings Council of the Knights of Columbus and I've been a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish in De Pere, WI for 24 years. I've been involved in many ministries in my life, mostly singing at Mass (since I was a kid). The most rewarding was the 10 years I spent as a catechist at Our Lady of Lourdes, working with high school sophomores and juniors, exploring our Catholic faith together and helping them prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.
I'm one of the organizers of the annual Rosary Run Motorcycle Ride, where a group of us bikers ride the beautiful roads of rural Wisconsin, stopping at five locations and saying a decade of the rosary at each.
I have many rosaries, the most special being the few that were handed down to me through my family. My favorite rosary is one that my three daughters made for me for my 48th birthday. One of the most special aspects is that while they were making it, I was also making a rosary for my mother, so they did not have access to my tools. As such, they used a traditional needle nose pliers. For years, when I would take it out of my pocket to pray, something would fall off. So I'd get out my tools and make the repair with a warm heart and a smile on my face. This rosary is rich with their imperfections, I love it so much. There is no other rosary like it in the world and I'm constantly in awe of the time and effort my girls put into making it for me. It's been a few years now since I've had to do any repairs on it, I miss that.
All of these experiences, a solid Catholic upbringing by my parents, caring teachers, faithfilled priests, thoughtful Confirmation students, along with an incredible wife and the most loving daughters a guy could want, have made me a rich man. Those close to me know that I often refer to my home as the "mansion", which of course is a place where a rich man lives.
I hope you'll find a way to stay connected, and pray the rosary with me on a regular basis.