Rosary #25 • Sun, Apr 25, 2021

There's nothing like the feeling when a friend entrusts me with crafting their special gift for a loved one. This time, it was a student at St. Norbert College where I've worked for a long time. Sarah wanted to give her brother a rosary for his Confirmation. She liked these colors (I love 'em) and everything fell into place. The Hail Mary beads are rosewood, a rich masculine look. The turquoise Our Father beads are ceramic, an excellent contrast. The crucifix is a basic metal with slightly ornate edges. The centerpiece brings this rosary to life. As a Confirmation gift, it features a dove as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The back of the centerpiece is a constant reminder of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, knowledge, counsel, fortitude, understanding, piety, and fear of the Lord. The chain is silver plated.