Mother's Day is coming up soon - one of my favorite holidays of the year, because I love to have the occasion to shower love upon my mother and mother-in-law. When I was growing up, Daddy always made a huge celebration out of the day. Even if there weren't lavish gifts, there were always handmade cards, Mass as a family and breakfast in bed. My mom didn't lift a finger on Mother's Day - it was more about sharing our appreciation for her than spending a ton of money.
As a community service, especially to our male readers, this post serves as your formal reminder that Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12. To help you get started with your planning, my friends at On This Day Designs are offering our readers the chance to win an amazing gift: the absolutely gorgeous 7 Sorrows Rosary Wrap.
Here's the overview:
7 Sorrows Rosary Wrap
Medals: 7 bronze 3/8" medals depicting Mary's 7 sorrows, bronze 5/8" medal with Mary at the foot of the Cross. All medals have image of Mary with her Immaculate Heart being pierced by her 7 sorrows.
Beads: Glass seed beads, transparent Czech glass beads, metal spacer beads
Memory Wire: Adult size
The Rosary of the 7 Sorrows has been around since the 13th century. This chaplet gives us the opportunity to meditate on Mary's 7 sorrows that she suffered as the mother of Jesus. There has been a resurgence in this devotion since Our Lady appeared at Kibeho, Rowanda and asked the visionary Marie-Claire Mukangango to reintroduce it to the world. This lovely bracelet is a full chaplet with medals depicting Mary's 7 Sorrows. Comes with instructions on how to pray the 7 Sorrows Rosary as given by Our Lady to Marie-Claire.
We are a small, family owned and operated jewelry company located in America’s heartland. Our parents, Joan and Jack Minardi, wanted a big family and God answered their prayers with 8 bundles of joy, 6 girls and two boys. We six sisters and two sisters-in-law hung out our shingle in 2006 and haven’t looked back. Actually, to be honest, occasionally we do look back and wonder, “What were we thinking?” Some of our 49 children help us with our jewelry making and eventually we may press our ever growing numbers of grandchildren into service. Presently, we have 12 grandkids…who knows maybe one of them will be running On This Day Designs in 30 years? In between our family duties, we design, handcraft and sell both retail and wholesale Catholic jewelry including hard to find men’s designs, tenners and ‘fun finds’ we want to share with our customers. We create many unique items that may not be found on other Catholic sites. Read more...
May I recommend that along with entering this contest, you head directly over to On This Day Designs and do your Mother's Day shopping today? I can personally guarantee that any gift you purchase from these amazingly talented jewelry designers will be a blessing to its recipient! This mom already has a long "wish list" of items I'm going to be emailing to my husband!
To enter to win the 7 Sorrows Rosary Wrap, leave a comment below by Midnight Pacific on Sunday, May 5, 2013. One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email. And because I truly love my readers and On This Day Designs is so amazingly generous, I have a companion contest for another amazing prize running at my Patheos Blog! Click here to enter that one!
Update: Our winner, Lisa, has been notified. Thank you to all who entered!
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