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Honouring they ways in which lives have been touched through experiences of making and praying with Anglican Rosaries

Welcome. If you have a story about how your life, or the life of someone you know, has been enriched by your experience of making and using prayer beads; or you have composed a set of prayers for use with the Anglican Rosary that you would like to share with others, then may I invite you to either email me your story or prayers to include here, or consider registering to contribute to this site.

If you are seeking to purchase an Anglican Rosary, Key Chain Chaplet, or Original Holding Cross, all hand made by brothers of the Society of St Francis, please visit our online shop. Purchases can be made via cheque, postal order, international money transfer via Western Union, or PayPal.

Email Br Nathan-James or Register here.

A Request from The Hague

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Once again I’m delighted to see the interest in the introduction of the Anglican Rosary and how this interest has brought people to our webiste on the Anglican Rosary. It is good to be able to support people in this way.

In an email the author spoke about how he and his wife had been visiting a service at a Catholic Church and saw a person praying the Rosary. Like many, he recognised the value of this kind of prayer and wondered why it was not practiced in the Anglican Church. He of course soon learnt that there is an growing increase in the use of prayer beads or Rosaries in the Anglican Church. He is keen to introduce this form of prayer to his local parish and wanted support to do this.

Of course, it is always helpful to have someone come and do this who has experience. However, sometimes distance and cost are not conducive to such a desire. In which case I feel I can atleast offer support by providing some resources and email support to people like this fellow. It is good to see how our global villiage can be just that little bit smaller in collaberating on projects like this.

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An email from Virginia, US.

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I’m always pleased to hear about the interest people have for introducing the Anglican Rosary into their parish and faith communities. I received the following email the other day.

I’d just like to take a moment and thank you for the work you do on behalf of the Anglican rosary on the Society of St. Francis’ website. My wife and I got interested in the Anglican rosary last year and in scouring the internet for prayers I came across the SSF website. I occasionally pray the Angelus among other prayers. I’ve been inspired enough to start a rosary prayer group at our parish.

The writer continued by asking if there was any ‘wisdom’ or ‘tips’ that I might be able to provide to help with this. I’m always happy to provide people with the support they need to introduce this form of prayer to their communities. I was able to send onto him a copy of some of the resources we use in our worshops. I pray that his enthusiasm is picked up by the folks in his area.

Gifts from St Alban’s Epping

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Being a student can be a drain on finances, so when someone kindly offers to contribute toward the purchase of textbooks they are very very much appreciated. The other day I received three books from my library wish list from the parish of St Alban’s Anglican Church in Epping following a series of workshops conducted in their parish.

It was a joy to spend time with the folks at St Alban’s and in particular a great joy to have experienced the hospitality of Anne and John, my hosts for the time their. A huge thanks to Anne, John and all the folks there at St Alban’s.

Finding new life and prayers for an old Rosary

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During our last college retreat a fellow ordinand showed me how he had constructed an Anglican Rosary from parts of an old favourite Catholic Rosary. He had used the diagram of the Anglican Rosary he saw on the brother’s website. Iain shares his story of making and using the Anglican Rosary. Iain is an ordinand in Diocese of Brisbane, Australia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Workshop: St Alban’s Epping

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Anglican Rosary Workshop. St Alban’s Anglican Church, 8th November

Br Nathan-James will be facilitating an Anglican Rosary workshop hosted by the parish of St Alban’s Anglican Church, Epping, on Saturday the 8th November 2008 from 9 am – 1 pm. The workshop will cover a brief overview of the history of prayer beads, making a set of prayer beads, symbolism of the Anglican Rosary and composing prayers for use with the Anglican Rosary. The workshop will be followed from 2 pm – 5 pm with a workshop on the Jesus Prayer with opportunity to make a simple prayer rope. Please contact the Parish of St Alban’s for further details and bookings.

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Rosary Chaplet Key Ring

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Tiger's Eye Key Ring Chaplet

Tiger Eye Key Ring Chaplet

Now you will never be without your prayer beads

I’ve been making several Rosaries today. Some for folks who have purchased them and others because I wanted to share the gift of prayer with someone.

Whilst I was making the last of the sets I had to do for today I was looking for my key ring, only to find part of the key ring had broken off.

I looked around for the broken part, amidst a bed full of beads and other bits n bobs and I thought – why not. So I got out some left over tiger tail, a split ring and a lobster clamp and got a little creative; it happens now and then. Read the rest of this entry »

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