St. Theresa Mission Kit
Hundreds of customers are making rosaries for our troops overseas.
Most are using the #84-R St. Theresa Kit as shown below that
makes 100 rosaries for $89.00. Black beads are suggested.
If you would like to share in this glorious effort, order
from us and send the completed rosaries to:
- Holy Cross Family Ministries
Attn: Rosary Donation (Military)
518 Washington Street
North Easton, MA 02356
The St. Theresa Mission Rosary is a simplified Cord Rosary which we have developed.
The main difference is that in place of the knots (which some people find difficult
to make), this Rosary uses short pieces of tubing between the Decades.
Directions for #84-R St. Theresa Mission Rosary
Cut off a piece of Cord about thirty inches long. Tie a firm knot in one end.
Dip the other end (which for ease in threading should be cut diagonally),
in Fingernail Enamel and let dry for a minute or two. If Nail Enamel is not
available, rub a little Beeswax on the end to form a "needle".
Thread the Cord through one of the upper holes of the Centerpiece, from back to front
so that the knot will be on the backside of the Center. Pull the Cord through and be
sure that the knot will hold.
Now start making the Decades; first, a spacer, then ten beads, a spacer, a bead
(Our Father), a spacer, ten beads, and so on until you have the necessary five
Decades. Then add a spacer. Hold the Cord up by the needle end and let it swing
freely until all tendency to twist is gone.
Then thread the Cord from front to back through the other upper hole in the
centerpiece. Leave a little slack in the Cord so that the beads will slide
freely (a quarter to a half inch is ample), and tie a knot in the end. Be sure
the knot is strong enough to remain tied and cut the Cord a short distance beyond it.
Tie another knot, thread through the lower hole in the Center, pull tight,
thread a spacer, a bead, a spacer, three beads, a spacer, a bead and a spacer.
Thread through the top of the Crucifix, tie a knot in back (allowing a little play),
and cut. Your Rosary is complete.
As an added precaution, you can put a drop of the Nail Enamel on each of the knots.
This will prevent their ever coming untied.