Dating antique crucifixes

This speaks of a loving Catholic family who helped a child of God return safely home.

Behold, O kind and most sweet Jesus, I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight, and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech Thee that Thou wouldst impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, with true contrition for my sins, and a firm purpose of amendment, while with deep affection and and grief of soul I ponder within myself and mentally contemplate Thy five Wounds, having before my eyes that which David, the prophet, spoke of Thee, my Jesus: These beautiful Crucifixes mostly date to the 1930s.

One of the first things you may notice - is how our contemporaries have commercialized and stylized the rosary into a standard form in the last few centuries.

This is the Straffan Antiques Stand this evening at the IADA Antique Fair in the RDS, the team here are very pleased with the finished set up.The three Ave beads were added later and became a reminder to pray for an increase in Faith, Hope and Charity or Love. Having therefore been thus justified and made the friends and domestics of God, advancing from virtue to virtue, they are renewed, as the Apostle says, day by day; that is , by mortifying the members of their own flesh, and by presenting them as instruments of justice unto sanctification, they, through the observance of the commandments of God and of the Church, faith co-operating with good works, increase in that justice which they have received through the grace of Christ, and are still further justified, as it is written; He that is just, let him be justified still; and again, Be not afraid to be justified even to death, and also, I became very interested in the different ways this prayer was prayed so thought I would share some of the things I found out as I had never heard the request for an increase of Faith, Hope and Charity prayed on a rosary before and our Sister Frances said in all her travels it was new to her too, although many churches do.One day my son found a square metal medallion type piece of Mary and Jesus.Provenance, the Constable-Maxwell Collection.4.75 x 3.75 ins. when we see the way prayer counters (rosaries and chaplets) have been made and used over the centuries.Because of their generosity we are able to give you the opportunity to study and enjoy a diverse collection of antique prayer beads.

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