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rosaries from the rfosary workshop -RFF  series index
FREEDOM FIGHTERS  RFF 1 of 3
inspired by all who fought for our freedom today, beginning with our
Patriots, who organized those who would fight on the sea, land and in the air
especially those who spilled lifes blood, so we may live in peace.



~  OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS ~
SERVING AT SEA
SEA - RFF.21210
 RFF.21210 - CART
IN THE AIR
AIR - RFF.21220
 RFF.21220 - CART
ON THE LAND
LAND - RFF,21230
 RFF.21230 - CART
SPECIAL FORCES
SPECIAL FORCES - RFF.21240
 RFF.21540 - CART
OUR WOUNDED
RFF.21250 - THE WOUNDED  - (Freedom Fighters)
 RFF.21250 - CART
THE FALLEN
RFF.21260 - THE FALLEN - (Freedom Fighters)
RFF.21250 - CART
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AM I A PRAYER WARRIOR?
RFF - FREEDOM FIGHTERS - 1 of 3
 Who are the freedom fighters? Patriots? firswt responders who gave us freedom today? am I a Patriot? a Freedom Fighter, a Prayer Warrior? we are the Church Militant. 

RFF - FREEDOM FIGHTERS
No matter where or who we are someone in our family history fought so their children and children's children - you and I - could live in freedom today.  Millions, one on one, spilled their life's blood to free us from tyranny. Freeing us from a monarchy so we could begin as a new nation under God, 'With liberty and justice for all' its citizens, you and me.  We are reminded of how our lord, Jesus Christ gave his life blood so we could be saved from sin. 
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Today, we continue to pray for peace and thank our military for their service. We must never loose sight of the fact that those who havc passed are still in the war to protect our generations freedom! How can this be?  As intercessors? Read on!
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As our prayer warriors know - when a land is healed of evil, when prayers, freedom fighters, leave the land empty without protection, evil comes back in and retakes it over - again. pray, pray, pray for our protection and generations to come.

PATRIOTS - WHO WERE THEY?
Our early patriots - People from all walks of life who cared. Think of it, our framers, our founders, were plantation owners, farmers, doctors and business men and some were lawyers. Not unlike us today., Am I a Patriot?
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FIRST AMENDMENT

 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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NO, WE SHALL NOT BE SAVED BY A
FORMULA BUT BY A PERSON -JPII
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read about the rosaries inspired by our military
and where did the dreams start?
DREAMS OF OUR FOREFATHERS
freedom fighters page 1 of 3
SEA   -   AIR   -   LAND   -   SPECIAL FORCES
freedom fighters page 2 of 3
THE WOUNDED - THE/ FALLEN
 freedom fighters page 3 of 3
FIREFIGHTERS   -   POLICE
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interesting overview, 
where have your ancestors served?
HISTORIACL CONFLICTS
as members of the Church Militant, do we understand
what we must do to to serve the Lord in the battle? Check out 
the new Church MilitantField Manual
HOW MAY WE SERVE?
who are the cloud of witnesses, communion of saints, 
mystical body of Christ? How can they still serve 
as intercessors - as freedom fighters?
FULL CIRCLE OF PRAYER
do we really understand what socialism is?
are we moving towards a socilalist government ?
WHAT IS SOCIALISM?
MORE LINKS
(updated 10 /27/15) 


~ DREAMS of OUR FOREFATHERS ~
  OR DREAMS OF MY FATHER?
whose dreams do we follow?
The dreams of our forefathers are not the same as "Dreams From My Father" (1995 -  a book written by 'one man', Barack Hussein Obama, (POTUS.) Our forefathers, the Patriots of our nation, in co-operation and prayer, wrote down their dreams  for a new nation - under God - not published in a book you can read  - but on parchment you can live.  We call those dreams the "Constitution of the United Sates" 
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BILL OF RIGHTS
This living parchment was signed by 40 delegates - not one man - and the "Bill of Rights" was signed by 56.  The First Amendment followed and was adopted December 15, 1791.  Whose dreams are we to follow? Those of one or of many?
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 EPHESIANS 6:10-17
The battle against evil
 10  Finally, draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.  11 Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil.   12 For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens. 
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OUR WOUNDED AND OUR FALLEN
The rosaries below were inspired by our freedom fighters who suffered trauma and death in the battle to protect peace in our land. Today they are still our great spiritual warriors and todays wounded are gifted wit the power of redemptive suffering.
RFF.21250 - THE WOUNDED  - (Freedom Fighters)
RFF.21260 - THE FALLEN - (Freedom Fighters)
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 RFF #2 WONDED / FALLEN
(our military women  / men)
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CIIVIL SERVICES - FIRST RESPONDERS
We must never forget those on the home front, men and women who have served, been wounded and fallen. Our First Responders,Firemen and women, Police force, those who served in municipal and federal rolls, volunteers, all. 
RFF.21270 - FIREFIGHTERES - (civil service)
RFF.21280 - POLICE - (civil service)
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RFF #2 - FIRST RESPONDERS
(fire fighters / police)
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  "The blessing and protection of heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger + General George Washington.
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THE CHAPLAIN CORPS
July 9th, l776 The Continental Congress was 
pleased to allow a Chaplain to each Regiment, with pay!
 When General Washington assumed command
there were already 15 Chaplains assigned!
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WHO ARE THEY? 
THE MYSTICAL BODY OF CHRIST?
THE CLOUD OF WITNESSES? + THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS?
THE CHURCH MILITANT?  Are they basically the same? For more information, see the  FULL CIRCLE OF PRAYER  below
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HEBREWS 12:1-2
 1  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us  and persevere in running the race that lies before us  2  while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. 
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WE ARE 
THE CHURCH MILITANT
The church on earth is called the CHURCH MILITANT. In purgatory, THE CHURCH PENITENT and in heaven, THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT.  WE are all in union, the Communion of Saints. Do we know how to be members of the Church Militant?  Did you know there is a Field Manual out  as of June 2012 called the CHURCH MILITANT FIELD MANUAL?" to teach us how to respond to the call of Spiritual Heroism? See link below How We May Serve.




~ SEA ~
  INSPIRED BY 
THOSE WHO SAIL THE SEAS
We honor our family members, friends, all, who served above and below the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in times of peace and war. Not to forget those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie (1813), a deciding battle for our freedom from England.
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  Pleas pray your personal rosary for all who serve, served and died in the NAVY, RESERVES, COAST GUARD & COAST GUARD RESERVES, MERCHANT MARINES (The Privateers), and as a Chaplain in the US Navy and Marines. Pray for the Communion of Saints, family members, all - that they continue to intercede, to continue the fight for our freedom from above.
 THE BEADS 
 A reminder of the massive oceans on which our women and men serve, the swirls remind us of the waves on the seurface of the water.
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AVE BEADS: These large, old beads (1920-60 - Gablonz) are a perfect reminder of the rolling sea traveled by our Navy and Coast Guard daily on patrol and in battle.  PATER BEADS: The Paters are a deep blue called "Montana Blue" in a matte finish reminding us of the depths of the ocean. Each Pater is capped with an antiqued filigree to bring out the strength of the hulls and the keels below their feet. 
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We are especially proud of these men and women who serve as, 20 minutes south of the Rosary Workshop, we build ships for the Navy and Coast Guard.
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The center is of St Joan of Arc, patroness of the military and martyrs. Each carries a small medal of St Michael. 
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PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY IN SUPPLIES
We have included a St Michael the Archangel medal on each along with a center of St Joan of Arc.  The crucifix includes the tools of Christ's crucifixion on the back. the Holy Spirit hovers over the head of Christ and the skull of Adam rests at his feet.
 FOR THOSE 
WHO SERVE ON AND UNDER THE SEA
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RFF.21210.b
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  HEBREWS 12:3-6
  3  Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart.  4  In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood.  5 You have also forgotten the exhortation addressed to you as sons: "My son, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by him; 6  for whom the Lord loves, he disciplines; he scourges every son he acknowledges." 




~ AIR ~
INSPIRED BY 
THOSE WHO FLY
Inspired for all those men and women who flew in the United States Air Force. The USAF is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services. The Chaplain Corps for the Air Force was formed in 1942. 
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Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947.[1] It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military (see wikipedia) 
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AIR FORCE RESERVE & AIR NATIONAL GUARD
Honoring all who now serve or have served in the past, the Air force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard and served in the Air Force Chaplain Corps. 
 ABOUT THE BEADS
'SKY BLUE' reminds us of our frredom fighters who soar above the earth to protect us below. The granite ends symbolize the earth below. Facets catch the sun.
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AVE BEADS: The faceted 'gemcuts' are from Czechoslovakia, known for their high end glass beads. The Aves are a gracious and brilliant translucent blue reminding us of the clear sky above. Each captures the light in its own way, some you can see light through.  PATER BEADS: The Paters are faceted and sunny in color. Each has been capped with an antiqued filigree, the metal reminding us of the planes driven by our airmen and women.  EAch rosary holds a figural winged medal of St Michael the archangel for protection.
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ALL METALS MAY BE 
PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY IN SUPPLIES
We have included a St Michael the Archangel medal on each along with a center of St Joan of Arc.  The crucifix includes the tools of Christ's crucifixion on the back. the Holy Spirit hovers over the head of Christ and the skull of Adam rests at his feet.
HONORING THOSE WHO FLY ABOUVE THE EARTH
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RFF.21220.b
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RFF.21220.s
all medals and crucifixes hand cast from antiques in sterling silver
and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina
20.5 in.

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 1st CORNTHIANS 12:12,20,26
As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ.....there are many parts, yet one body. If [one] part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.




~ LAND ~
 CONTINENTAL CONGRESS  1775
 CONTINENTAL ARMY:    Formed on 14 June 1775, before the establishment of the United States, to meet the demands of the American Revolutionary War. The Congress of the Confederation officially created the United States Army on 3 June 1784.  Boots on the ground.
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CONTINENTAL MARINES: In 1775, two battalions of Continental Marines were formed in Philadelphia (Nov. 10) as naval infantry. Its mission grew to serve into every American armed conflict including foreign. Known for amphibious warfare during WWII in the Pacific theater.  For all those who serve and served as Chaplains in the Army and Marines and those in the UMS - who protect our boarders, including the  Texas Rangers (1850) the oldest law enforcement group in our nation.
 A CAMO BEAD? 
A rare find, very limited - looking for more, please check for availability 
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AVE BEADS: A perfect choice for our boots on the ground - these oval shaped beads are called 'Picasso Beads' and are hard to find in such a clear definition. They remind us of the new military uniform camos! PATER BEADS: Each Pater bead is an antiqued filigree framed with filigree caps. 
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ALL METALS MAY BE 
PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY IN SUPPLIES
We have included a St Michael the Archangel medal on each along with a center of St Joan of Arc.  The crucifix includes the tools of Christ's crucifixion on the back. the Holy Spirit hovers over the head of Christ and the skull of Adam rests at his feet.
INSPIRED BY ALL OUR 
WOMEN AND MEN NOW AND THROUGH HISTORY
(including our ancestors who fought so we may have freedom)
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RFF.21230.b
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and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina
26 in.

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~ SPECIAL FORCES ~
SEAL TEAMS 
SEALS are a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command (SEa Air Land) operating on Sea Air Land in the war on Terror. Can trace their beginnings to WWII but were formed in 1961).  UDT (Under Water Demolition Teams - 1944) , Frog Men - CIA/Seal Team 6 found and killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan (May 2011).
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DELTA FORCE
A branch of the US Army, Delta Force was formed November 1977. A joint task force including Delta Force found and captured Saddam Hussein (Dec 2003). The Green Berets, Rangers, and Delta Force all report to Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. 
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"There is no reason to thank us because we don't exist. You never saw us, This never happened." (from a SEAL)
 RARE AND BEAUTIFUL
8 FACETED 'CAMO BEADS'
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AVE BEADS: Inspired to use these 'camo beads' with 8 facets (8 window beads or 'cathedral windows')  More beautiful than eye of the camera allows! PATER BEADS: antiqued filigrees,.
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PURCHASED INDIVIDUALLY IN SUPPLIES
We have included a St Michael the Archangel medal on each along with a center of St Joan of Arc.  The crucifix includes the tools of Christ's crucifixion on the back. the Holy Spirit hovers over the head of Christ and the skull of Adam rests at his feet.
INSPIRED BY OUR SPECIAL FORCES TEAMS
The women and men, support teams and those who enter danger on the field
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RFF.21540.b
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25 in.

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~ HISTORICAL CONFLICTS ~
 FAMILY MEMBERS WHO SERVED
We have listed some of the battles here in our nation  - as a reminder - that made a difference for who we are today.  Family members, ancestors, who fought for the right to bear arms, freedom of religion, free speech, own property - the Constitution of our nation along with the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. Some where in this list below, a relative stands.
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PASSING ON THE GIFT
If we do not know our history, we miss the life giving gift of our freedom today. We miss our roll in the relay race of sorts.  We miss our vital roll, our roll of passing freedom on to the next generation. (go to  MORE HISTORY  then click back button to return to this page
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COMMUNION OF SAINTS? 
PRAYER WARRIORS?
Trace you family members who fought in these conflicts, wars to bring peace to this land. How are we spending this freedom and carrying it on to our children and future generations? How many of these relatives are now in the communion of saints and are willing to continue as prayer warriors to free our country from those who want to destroy our freedom, if only we ask? 




~ HOW WE MAY SERVE ~
 WE ARE 
THE CHURCH MILITANT
The church on earth is called the Church MIlitant, in purgatory, The Church Penitent and in heaven, The Church Triumphant..  Do we know how to be members of the Church Militant?  Did you know there is a Field Manual out  as of June 2012 called the CHURCH MILITANT FIELD MANUAL?" to teach us how to respond to the call of Spiritual Heroism?
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NO, WE SHALL NOT BE SAVED BY A 
FORMULA BUT BY A PERSON -JPII
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 CHURCH MILITANT FIELD MANUAL
 "No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a person"JPII 
(A Program for all times) " A Training in Holiness,  written by Father Rick Fr. Rick Heilman.  The spiritual devastation of the last few decades compelled Pope John Paul II to draw up his master plan for the New Millennium, the Apostolic Letter At the beginning of the third millennium, a “program for all times.” In his plan, he emphasized the importance of “starting afresh from Christ”: “No, we shall not be saved by a formula but by a Person.” Thus, Pope John Paul II called for pastoral initiatives that would focus on “Training in Holiness” and “Schools of Prayer.” (see Knights of Divine Mercy link, bottom of page)




~ FULL CIRCLE of PRAYER ~
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WE ARE ONE IN CHRIST
Over the centuries many of our volunteer and paid firefighters and peace keepers have suffered injuries and died in the line of duty.  This is true with our protectors of peace, our local and state police, and those who protect our boarders and shores. We need to ask them - along with our military - to intercede for us  as the: 
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Communion of Saints
Cloud of Witnesses
Mystical Body of Christ
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1st CORNTHIANS 12:12,20,26 

As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ.....there are many parts, yet one body. If [one] part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.
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WOUNDED AND FALLEN
The war rages on, and even if our wounded and fallen today are not in the battle of flesh, they are still in the battle. THE WOUNDED: Those wounded who suffer pain every day are still able to offer their pain as redemptive sufferers.  THE FALLEN: Those who have fallen in battle are still able to fight the war through intercessory prayer as members of the Communion of saints, The Cloud of Witnesses and the Mystical Body of Christ. As intercessors, they are more powerful than we know!
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REDEMPTIVE SUFFERING
 CCC # 1505 - The Catechism of the Catholic Church encourages and reminds us of our vocation: "By His passion and death on the Cross, Christ has given a new meaning to suffering: it can henceforth configure us to Him and unite us with His redemptive passion" 
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STILL ABLE
No matter where or who we are someone in our family history or ancestry, fought and gave their lives so their children and children's children - you and I - could live in freedom.  Millions, one on one, spilled their life's blood to free us from tyranny and reminding us of how our lord, Jesus Christ gave his life blood so we could be saved from sin. 
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WHO IS THE 
MYSTICAL BODY OF CHIRST?
CCC 1396 The unity of the Mystical Body: the Eucharist makes the Church. Those who receive the Eucharist are united more closely to Christ. Through it Christ unites them to all the faithful in one body - the Church. Communion renews, strengthens, and deepens this incorporation into the Church, already achieved by Baptism. In Baptism we have been called to form but one body.233 The Eucharist fulfills this call: "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread:"234 
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REVELATION 5: 8
  When he took it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each of the elders held a harp and gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the holy ones.
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 COMMUNION OF SAINTS?
CCC 1475 In the communion of saints, "a perennial link of charity exists between the faithful who have already reached their heavenly home, those who are expiating their sins in purgatory and those who are still pilgrims on earth. Between them there is, too, an abundant exchange of all good things."87 In this wonderful exchange, the holiness of one profits others, well beyond the harm that the sin of one could cause others. Thus recourse to the communion of saints lets the contrite sinner be more promptly and efficaciously purified of the punishments for sin. 
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HEBREWS 12:1-2
1  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us  and persevere in running the race that lies before us  2  while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.
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THE CLOUD OF WITNESSES?
CCC 2683 The witnesses who have preceded us into the kingdom,41 especially those whom the Church recognizes as saints, share in the living tradition of prayer by the example of their lives, the transmission of their writings, and their prayer today. They contemplate God, praise him and constantly care for those whom they have left on earth. When they entered into the joy of their Master, they were "put in charge of many things."42 Their intercession is their most exalted service to God's plan. We can and should ask them to intercede for us and for the whole world. 




~ WHAT IS SOCIALISM? ~
 WHAT IS SOCIALISM?
 SOCIALISM   so·cial·ism noun   1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. 2: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
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3.(in Marxist theory) A transitional social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism  (Merriam Webster)
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ROSARY WORKSHOP GUILD
Just like you, the guild members represent freedom fighters, our military, through our husbands and children, who served in the Army and Navy. Three were career Navy (USNA tgraduates), and two served as enlisted. We proudly have 3 Seals. A radioman, and a  submariner who worked with Special Forces (UDT, Frogmen,)
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JUST LIKE YOU
We come from families who served in Afghanistan (2001), Iraq (2003), Persian Gulf (1990-91), Bay of Pigs (1961), Vietnam (1965-75), Korea (
 FROM A FUNERAL CARD - 1912
Dear Children: My pilgrimage is over.  I be you never forget me, stay united together, live unshakable in faith, soon we will be reunited in eternity. I am dying but my love does not die.  I will love you in heaven as I have loved you on earth. I ask for prayers from all of you who have loved me, all who knew me. (Carol L fam)
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OUR GRANDMOTHER STOOD OVER HIM
My brother had just graduated from JMU. I suggested we to out and celebrate but he didn't feel very well so I joined the others for dinner.  When I cam back to the dorm and opened the door. There was our grandmother standing over him. I knew my brother was dead, and he was. Our grandmother had passed a year before. She had simply come to welcome him home. (from my neighbor)



ROSARY WORKSHOP
MISSION STATEMENT
Our vision is to provide the finest handmade rosaries, chaplets and other fine religious art forms for personal worship we can make using the best supplies available.  The Guild believes the work of our hands should give visual Glory to God, therefore for us, the best for you is very, very important.
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 more history, all involved in protecting our nation
DREAMS OF OUR FOREFATHERS
freedom fighters - page 1 of 3
SEA   -   AIR   -   LAND   -   SPECIAL FORCES
freedom fighters page 2 of 3
THE WOUNDED - THE/ FALLEN
 freedom fighters page 3 of 3
FIREFIGHTERS   -   POLICE
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