FreeRangePriestess

Unconventional Ceremonial: Rosaries & Prayer Beads

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Announcement    🌞 Unconventional Rosaries and Prayer Beads hand made in Hawaii! 🌴 Each are blessed and come with a bespoke story 💌 of the meaning of the symbols and ingredients. 🦋 FREE FAST shipping to U.S. ♻️ Eco-friendly mailers + Carbon offset shipping 🌱 Follow me on Instagram @FreeRangePriestess

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2022

🌞 Unconventional Rosaries and Prayer Beads hand made in Hawaii! 🌴 Each are blessed and come with a bespoke story 💌 of the meaning of the symbols and ingredients. 🦋 FREE FAST shipping to U.S. ♻️ Eco-friendly mailers + Carbon offset shipping 🌱 Follow me on Instagram @FreeRangePriestess

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What is a 'free-range' priestess?

I’ve been an ordained minister and wedding celebrant for over 20 years.

An Artist by nature, creating has always been a part of my existence. Making ceremonial objects like my Free-range Rosaries is a natural outcropping of my life’s work. It’s a joy for me to create them and imbue them with aloha (love).

My creations are informed by my deep love of the natural world and spiritual inquiry in the many years since leaving the Catholic Church. It's a strange and beautiful path that has me once again connecting to the Blessed Mother / Divine Feminine through praying the rosary.

The work of Jungian analyst Clarissa Pinkola-Estes and the book The Way of the Rose by Clark Strand and Perdita Finn has been an inspiration for re-contextualizing this ancient practice for modern times.

I've always had a deep love of the Blessed Virgin Mary who has many guises, names and iterations. Her love is unconditional.

Since leaving Catholicism many, many years ago, I haven't adopted any one religious system to call home but have studied many religions as well as esoteric belief systems. I am and remain "free-range". I suppose you could say that I've gone from 'trying to sort out the whole God question' to simply living the question, which isn't simple but far more authentic for me.

I am a co-host of the long-running Archetypal Tarot Podcast where we explore the myths and archetypes of the tarot as well as symbolic patterns arising in the culture.

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    I’m an ordained minister & wedding celebrant. An Artist by nature, making ceremonial objects like my Free-range Rosaries is a natural outcropping of my life’s work. My creations are informed by my deep love of the natural world & spiritual inquiry.

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Last updated on Oct 13, 2020
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Custom and personalized orders

I accept custom orders. Please contact me for details. Custom creations are non-returnable.

What styles do free-range rosaries come in?

I make 3 styles of free-range rosaries.
-Traditional with a Blessed Mother/Saint centerpiece and crucifix (or cross) as the anchor symbol.
-Hybrid with a Blessed Mother/Saint centerpiece and a non-crucifix anchor symbol.
-Non-traditional without overtly religious symbols.

What is a free-range rosary for?

All are made to follow the basic prayer pattern of the traditional rosary but you can also use them for meditation, ceremony, or contemplation. Some people place them on their home altars to honor their ancestors.

What is different about a free-range rosary?

They have one or more "A" beads. The purpose of the "A" bead is to invite your Angels and Ancestors to pray with you, acknowledge their presence, and thank them when you've finished praying/meditating. A is of course for Angel and Ancestor.

Another unusual trait of my free-range rosaries are the beads selected for the first three Mater (Hail Mary) beads after the anchor symbol. Each of these beads is different and they represent the three major stages of the life of the Blessed Mother Mary as well as the Triple Goddess; Maiden, Mother, and Crone.

The receiver will also get a one-of-a-kind "rosary story" explaining the deeper meaning behind the symbols and materials in their prayer beads.

How are free-range rosaries made?

I make them all myself. Each one is unique. I treat making rosaries as a sacred ceremony and it's a process I adore! Even setting up my workspace before I begin is a part of the ceremony. While I work, I pray, chant, and listen to sacred sound or music. I heed my intuition when it comes to creating each free-range rosary so the process of choosing materials and design can be super quick or take days (even weeks!).

I use a mix of some new and some re-purposed or recycled materials. I try and source all new materials from ethical and sustainable sources. Many are from my old stock of beads from 25 years ago when I had a jewelry business.

How are free-range rosaries blessed?

Before the rosary is shipped to its person, it will spend time in veneration of First Class relics of St. Theresa of Avila and St. Theresa of Lisieux. It is then cleansed and blessed in a ceremony that I was guided to create just for this purpose.

It's helpful that I know the recipients' first and middle names for the blessing ceremony. This name will also be written on the cloth bag that comes with the prayer beads.

What if it breaks?

If within 6 months of purchase your free-range rosary cord breaks or stretches, contact me right away. We'll make arrangements to ship it back to me for complimentary repair. In the case that you do no provide all of the original pieces, I will have to substitute with those that I have on hand, therefore it might differ a bit from the original design.

Why don't you offer returns or exchanges?

🕊 Since these are sacred objects which receive specific blessings, I don't offer returns or exchanges. If your rosary cord breaks within 6 months of purchase, contact me and we'll make arrangements for its repair.