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Flight Into Egypt
A Rosary Dedicated to the Second of Mary’s Seven Sorrows
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. "Get up," he said, "take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him." So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
Matthew 2: 13-15
The Flight Into Egypt is the second of Mary’s seven sorrows. In a meditation on this sorrow, Saint Alphonses Liguori wrote, “and during thy residence in Egypt, where, being unknown and a stranger, thou didst live for so many years in poverty and contempt.” At times we may feel like strangers ~ strangers to a new land, neighborhood, group, or family. In troubled times, we may feel like strangers to ourselves. Praying this rosary to meditate on this sorrow calls us to prayer for all who feel unwelcome or misunderstood. May we always remember that we are never strangers to or misunderstood by God.
“So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt.
Midnight blue Aves symbolize the night. When you hold these opaque glass beads up to the light, you can see their reflection, similar to the reflection of the moon in the night. The path through the desert was long and difficult and we represent this by the color and texture of the unpolished picture jasper chosen for the Paters and spacers. A silver Bali style cap begins and ends each decade. Although the caps are decorative, they remind us of the beginning and end of each day as the Holy Family traveled this journey into Egypt. Imported from Italy, a large Holy Family center and deep blue enamel and silver crucifix complete this limited edition rosary which measures 20 ½”.
Your "Flight Into Egypt" rosary will be shipped in a fabric pouch and gift box.
$86.50 including shipping world wide
Meditation - Second Dolor-
St. Alphonses Liguori
The Flight into Egypt: I pity thee, my afflicted Mother, for the second sword which pierced thee, when soon after His birth thou didst behold thine innocent Son threatened with death by those very men for whose salvation He had come into the world, so that in the darkness of night thou was obliged to fly secretly with Him into Egypt. By the many hardships, then, which thou, a delicate young woman, in company with thine exiled Child, didst endure in so long and fatiguing a journey through rough and desert countries, and during thy residence in Egypt, where, being unknown and a stranger, thou didst live for so many years in poverty and contempt - I beseech thee, my beloved Lady, to obtain for me the grace to suffer in thy company with patience until death the trials of this miserable life, that I may thus in the the next escape the eternal punishments of Hell, which I have deserved.
Rosary design copyright Marilyn Nash ~ 2016