Friday, April 06, 2007

SPF - Holy


This week's SPF theme was holy.



I can still remember a trip out to San Jose. It was just dad, Jen, and I. Dad was out on business, and Jen and I stayed with Nonna. She always took us on a shopping trip and bought us a new outfit. On one trip she also bought us each our first rosary. Although I am no longer a practicing Catholic, I know exactly where to find my rosary, and in times of stress it can be a great comfort to me. Sometimes (before kids) I used to keep it in a box on my nightstand so that I could pull it out when I was having trouble sleeping. It's not fancy, by any means, but it will always be very special to me.

9 comments:

Random and Odd said...

Shell made me my very own!! I love it and use it for stress too.

Which I have a lot of!!

Suzanne R said...

Lovely, and I think it's wonderful that it is a comfort to you. Thanks for stopping by!

Kami said...

That's nice that it's comfort. :)

Cowbark said...

I have a rosary that was Nonna's that has beads made of wood and they're the size of acorns. The crucifix on it is easily 3-4 inches tall.

I know you're jealous.

Also, interesting that you posted this now, as I'm reading The Secret Life of Bees and it talks about the rosary. I was just thinking about how I didn't even learn the rosary until I was in college, and how I think the only one I have ever owned is the acorn rosary.

Wendy said...

I'm not catholic but when I was in Mexico I found a rosary made of pottery beads and a big pottery cross. I love it! It is more of a decorative accessory for the house since it is so big though.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tammy said...

That is beeaaauuuutiful!

Connie said...

Good thoughts for this Spf. Glad you stopped by.

Uzz said...

Excellent subject matter! I am not Catholic (I'm Episcopal which is Catholic Lite), but I find rosary to be a wonderful object of religious expression. I also love Greek Orthodox icons.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Easter!

Arlene said...

I still have my rosary too, although I'm no longer a practicing Catholic. Very pretty!
I played too :-)