Saint Francis of Assisi was always a favorite of mine, as he is for many, and I made this Rosary Chaplet and Rosary Beads in honor of the New Pope Francis.
This last week was a pretty interesting time with the election of the new Pope. I know this happened just a few years back with the last Pope, but at that time I was working a thankless high stress job and wasn’t able to pay attention.
The new Pope seems like a very good choice and I love the name he chose. I was very moved as I watched the ritual and tradition, I paid close attention to the news coverage of the Conclave and the election of the new Pope.
I was grateful to be able to witness Pope Francis’s first words and prayers. All Christians should pray for this new leader of the Catholic Church.
I make Rosary Beads because they can be an important part in developing and maintaining a relationship with the Divine.
Not only are they beautiful to behold, but they are a visual reminder to pray and establishing a daily ritual. They are also useful in assisting prayer by their physical touch.
The daily affirmation of God or a Higher Divine presence is worship and helps to build a solid relationship with God. Developing this ritual practice will cast away fear, doubt and anxiety.
Quote from Saint Francis
“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt.” – The Counsels of the Holy Father St. Francis, Admonition 27