Friday, December 27, 2013

361/365 Well Used

"Blessed Art Thou Among Women"

This is a rosary that belonged to Weber's grandmother.  The rose petal beads were made from her mother's funeral flowers.  Though rose petal beads start out rose colored, over time and with use they turn black.  These beads are black having been prayed with by now four generations.  I was struck by  how the bokeh is pink, as if the light and life of those roses still live within the beads.

Hail Mary full of grace
The lord is with you.
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death.