Mary, Queen of Heaven
A one-of-a-kind rosary symbolic of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven
Hand Crafted "One of a Kind", Limited Edition
and Custom Rosaries and Chaplets
A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pangs, in the agony of giving birth. Then the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, so that he might devour her child as soon as it was born. And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. But her child was snatched away and taken to God and to his throne.
This one-of-a-kind rosary symbolizes and honors Mary as Queen of Heaven. In this rosary, we symbolize Our Lady as Queen with opulent color and sparkle. Because it is a color often used to represent royalty, we have chosen purple for the glass pearl Aves and spaced the Aves with purple howlite. Brilliant yellow, a color which represents great worth, was chosen for the bright glass Aves. Repeating the opulence, red vintage Swarovski crystal in facet cut cones, flank the yellow. Visually, these three beads create a crown-like silhouette. A large Italian imported Marian center and red enamel crucifix complete this one-of-a-kind rosary which measures 25”.
Your Queen of Heaven One-of-a-Kind Rosary will be shipped in a fabric pouch and gift box.
$110 including shipping within the US
$125 shipped outside the US
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
A week after the Solemnity of her Assumption into Heaven the Liturgy invites us to venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary with the title of "Queen". We contemplate the Mother of Christ crowned by her Son, in other words associated with his universal kingship, as she is portrayed in numerous mosaics and paintings. This year the Memorial falls on a Sunday, receiving a greater light from the word of God and from the celebration of the weekly Easter. In particular, the image of the Virgin Mary as Queen finds important confirmation in today's Gospel, where Jesus declares: "Behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last" (Luke 13: 30). This expression is typical of Christ as it clearly reflects a theme dear to his prophetic teaching, because the Evangelists recorded it several times although differently formulated. Our Lady is the perfect example of this Gospel truth, namely that God brings down the proud of this world and raises the humble. (Luke 1: 52).
The small and simple young girl of Nazareth became Queen of the world! This is one of the marvels that reveal God's Heart. Of course, Mary's queenship is totally relative to Christ's kingship. He is the Lord whom after the humiliation of death on the Cross the Father exalted above any other creature in Heaven and on earth and under the earth (Philippians 2: 9-11). Through a design of grace, the Immaculate Mother was fully associated with the mystery of the Son: in his Incarnation; in his earthly life, at first hidden at Nazareth and then manifested in the messianic ministry; in his Passion and death; and finally, in the glory of his Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven. The Mother did not only share the human aspects of this mystery with the Son. She also shared, through the work of the Holy Spirit within her, his profound intention, the divine will, so that the whole of her poor and lowly life was exalted, transformed and glorified, passing through the "narrow door" which is Jesus himself ( Luke 13: 24). Yes, Mary was the first person to take the "way" to enter the Kingdom of God that Christ opened, a way that is accessible to the humble, to all who trust in the word of God and endeavour to put it into practice.
In the history of the cities and peoples evangelized by the Christian message there are many testimonies of public veneration in some cases even institutional of the queenship of the Virgin Mary. Today, however, let us as children of the Church above all renew our devotion to the One whom Jesus bequeathed to us as Mother and Queen. Let us entrust to her intercession the daily prayer for peace, especially in places where the senseless logic of violence is most ferocious; so that all people may be convinced that in this world we must help each other, as brothers and sisters, to build the civilization of love. Maria, Regina pacis, ora pro nobis!
Courtyard of the Papal Residence, Castel Gandolfo
Sunday, 22 August 2010
"Do not marvel at the novelty of the thing, if a Virgin gives birth to God"
~ Saint Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church ~
Rosary design copyright Marilyn Nash ~ 2016
$110 shipped within the US
$125 outside the US