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Postby Butterflywoman » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:25 pm

Has anyone here heard of what is called "sacrafice beads?" My friend told me about them and showed me how to make them. They are attributed to St Teresa. They consist of 10 beads and crucifix. Unlike regular cord rosaries, these are made using "pony Beads". The idea is to make 10 sacrafices durning each day and when you do you move one bead toward the crucifix. They are designed in such a way that the beads stay where they are put. They make a really good one decade rosary too, for busy people as they can do a whole rosary by doing it 5 times .also a good way to teach children to say rosary. was just wondering if anyonr here makes them. --Maria
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Postby Maire » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:08 am

Yes! This was a favorite devotion when I was a child (many moons ago). Our teacher in Catholic elementary school taught our class to make them. I'm remembering that we used recycled beads from broken rosaries. Several years ago I made some to give away, with 8mm wooden beads, something like this:
http://thelittleways.com/how-to-make-sacrifice-beads

Maria, thank you for helping me to remember. I've just relocated my beads and will start keeping them in my pocket to use during Lent.
Through the years, St. Therese has been especially helpful to me... and when I pray a novena to ask her intercession for someone else's intentions, they always receive roses!

God bless you.
Mary
LORD, let Your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You. ~ Psalm 33:22

Knotted Cord Rosary for Troops and for Veterans:
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http://www.seatofwisdom.net/veterans.htm
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Postby Butterflywoman » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:25 pm

I'm surprised that growing up going to a Catholic school that I wasn't told about them. I think it is a great idea though.I have always loved St Teresa though. I recently moved and the new church I go too has a lot of members. My "old" church used to have free rosaries available at the back of the church for anyone wanting and needing one. I am going to make up some of these as well as regular rosaries to leave at this new church. Thank you for the link telling about them. :D --Maria
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Postby maryann » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:13 am

What a great idea for the sacrifice beads. Thanks for the site. I need to find the time to try to make one. I hope I can use the material I have on hand.
This fits right in with Lent.
Thanks again & also for the reminders of the Holy Father's intentions each month.

Maryann
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Postby Maire » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:15 pm

Maryann, I think there may be different ways to construct them. You could use any type of bead that has a large enough opening to pass your twine through twice. 11 beads are used in the instructions linked above. There are probably different configurations, but that is the basic idea.

As Maria described, mine has 10 beads also. I put a St. Therese medal at one end and OLRM crucifix at the other, both secured with a barrel knot.

Here's a nice write-up about St. Therese and sacrifice beads she used:
http://www.fisheaters.com/sacrificebeads.html

This devotion does not seem to be too well-known. I'm grateful that one of the good Sisters at my Catholic grade school knew how to make them and shared that with our class. No one else in my family ever had sacrifice beads and I've never met anyone else who was familiar with them.

Maria, it makes me happy to know that you are making some to give away at your parish! They will be a blessing for the people who receive them.

St. Therese, pray for us.
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Knotted Cord Rosary for Troops and for Veterans:
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/rosary.htm
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/veterans.htm
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Postby Butterflywoman » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:36 pm

Mary Ann.they only take about 10-15 minutes to make. I didn't have any St Teresa Medals so I put a key ring on the end of some and push clips on some. That way they can attatch them to their keys or purses. I put a crucifix on the other end.. I found a plastic box full of 2300 "pony beads" in the craft section at Walmart. I already had a whole skein of rosary cording and a rosary knotting tool..I need to make up some simple directions of how to use them in english and spanish as our church has a lot of people from mexico in it. I want to let them know that they can use them as sacrafice beads as well as 1 decade rosary beads. The site that Marei posted has pictures, they are really very simple. My son hit me up for one as soon as he seen me making a "different" kind of rosary. I told them how to use them and I'v seen him moving beads after he does something helpfull for me.I have to order more crucifixs now too. I made a regular rosary using the same method as the Teresa beads and I really like it too. :P
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Postby Maire » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:21 am

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LORD, let Your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You. ~ Psalm 33:22

Knotted Cord Rosary for Troops and for Veterans:
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/rosary.htm
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/veterans.htm
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Re: Sacrafice Beads

Postby Marywilliams » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:49 am

Butterflywoman wrote:Has anyone here heard of what is called "sacrafice beads?" My friend told me about them and showed me how to make them. They are attributed to St Teresa. They consist of 10 beads and crucifix. Unlike regular cord rosaries, these are made using "pony Beads". The idea is to make 10 sacrafices durning each day and when you do you move one bead toward the crucifix. They are designed in such a way that the beads stay where they are put. They make a really good one decade rosary too, for busy people as they can do a whole rosary by doing it 5 times .also a good way to teach children to say rosary. was just wondering if anyonr here makes them. --Maria


Sorry to say that I don't know who makes them,but I have of them and think it is a great way to keep holy.
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Postby OurLady » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:16 pm

I made these for my kindergarten CCD class this year. Their first unit of lessons was on creation, and we had a lesson on "God Created People" the weekend of St. Therese's feast day. The lesson stressed that God made us because he loves us, so we should always be sure to show love to other people as well. We'd just talked about Noah and the flood the week before, and talked about how the rainbow was the sign of God's promises. So I made their strings with each of the colors in the order of the rainbow. I used key rings at one end and white plastic crufifixes from OLRM on the other end. The beads tied in really well with our lessons, and the kids just loved having something cool and shiny to take home with them. :D
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