I have been making rosaries for others for almost a year now. But due to specific concerns from my Order, reflecting on my vows, and being true to the charism of the Capuchin Franciscans, I’ve had to make some adjustments about how I share this gift with others. I apologize if these new rules exclude you, however the needs and concerns of my community must always be at the forefront of my mind.
How to Request a Side Rosary
1. You must belong to a religious community or be ordained Deacon or Priest . Secular and Third Order members (tertiaries) are welcome, as long as they provide the name of their fraternity and their what other community they are connected with. Anglican communities such as the Society of St. Francis are also welcome to make a request. (If you are unsure how your community views wearing a side rosary, always check with your guardian or local minister first.)
2. Send an email to me at this email link or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, the name of your community, and the type of habit rosary you’re interested in. Requests from outside of the United States are no longer eligible.
3. I try to get back to email requests in a reasonable time, however school, ministry, and community responsibilities can keep my busy. When I respond, I’ll work with you to find a rosary that best represents you, your community, and it’s traditions and charism.
4. When we’ve decided on the particulars of the rosary, I begin work. Sometimes it takes a full month, sometimes it only takes a few days. The size of the rosary and the availability of parts can sometimes make the process longer, however I am also at the mercy of my schedule.
Also, I will include the suggested donation for the rosary. Any and all funds from the sale of the rosary go towards providing rosaries for religious who can’t afford them. (This is a recent change that came from reflecting on the Franciscan life. While it is easier to charge a set rate and expect full payment, I’ve decided to rely on the generosity of others to ensure that I’m able to continue to provide rosaries in the future.)
5. After the rosary is completed, I’ll send an email with pictures to ensure you are satisfied with the rosary. Discussions regarding payment are made at this time. I can process checks, money orders, or credit card payments thru Pay Pal. Provincial/diocesan checks are are acceptible.
6. Upon receipt, I will send out the rosary. I ask all recipients to email me after they receive it to ensure that it suits their need.
I hope these guidelines provide an easy understanding of how I am able to work with people and provide these rosaries.