Free Range Rosaries Origin Story

One year ago today I sold my first Free Range Rosary on Etsy. This was my first official sale and it just so happens that the same person who purchased it, just bought another one of my creations yesterday. I’m still unclear on whether it’s freerange or free range or free-range but that hasn’t stoppedContinue reading “Free Range Rosaries Origin Story”

What is a Free Range Rosary?

I started making rosaries a little over a year ago. I had started praying the rosary again last year out of need, desperation really and I came to make rosaries out of a need to create love out of misery; to walk a spiral around the difficulties of the worst time in my life, spreadingContinue reading “What is a Free Range Rosary?”

A Spiritual Practice for Guilt

We come to prayer and meditation for many reasons. Some have a daily practice, some come to prayer the way you grab the “Oh Jesus” handle in the car when things get rough. Praying for help in the clutch of difficulty is as old as old gets. Then there are the long-term difficulties that seepContinue reading “A Spiritual Practice for Guilt”

Free Range Inspiration for Summer 2021

So I’m pretending to be an organized business with “seasons” just for fun. (Worth a shot right? lol😜) I’m just SO stoked to connect to Makuahine Nui (Great Mother) and co-create some new free-range rosaries, malas and chaplets this summer. Summer is almost here! More are people vaccinated and some places can see ahead toContinue reading “Free Range Inspiration for Summer 2021”

What kind of _____ Catholic are you ?

Creating this site and starting a micro-business making and selling rosaries has me thinking a lot more about my Catholic upbringing. I’ve also been pleasantly surprised to find a community with many other Ex / Former / Recovering / Raised / Enter-a-word-here Catholics. Especially those that find themselves praying the rosary and applying some ofContinue reading “What kind of _____ Catholic are you ?”

A Cosmic View of the Glorious Mysteries

I recently re-discovered the more than amazing Father Seán ÓLaoire. He’s my second favorite Irish former Catholic priest. (The late John O’Donohue is the first.) No longer a formal part of the Church, he is the Spiritual Director of Companions on the Journey a group based in Northern California. He also has a BA inContinue reading “A Cosmic View of the Glorious Mysteries”