Sept. 3, 2012
Our Lady of Good Remedy Rosary
-- Fiftyninebeads.com continues to add new rosaries to its ever-expanding collection of "prayer-ware"
. The company, which has been in existence since 2005, has offered hundreds of exclusive rosary designs since its inception. Owner and designer, Michelle McKenzie, of Columbus, Ohio explains that "we started our company to inspire people to pray. Many rosaries are mass manufactured, are poorly designed and lack the inherent aesthetics that might encourage someone to pick them up and pray them."
Co-owner, Mary Stucko, agrees. She had searched for specialty rosaries and was unable to find the unque items she wanted. "When my sister had breast cancer, I looked everywhere for a pink rosary that didn't look like something you buy for a little girl. My sister was a big girl with a big girl problem and I wanted to give her something to pray with that was respectful of her situation." Thwarted in her search, Stucko finally created her own rosary.
Since their business came together in 2005, the two women have not stopped creating new designs--and retiring old ones. "Part of what drives us to create is the need to create," McKenzie acknowledges. "The other part is necessity. Finding the same beads and rosary parts to make a rosary a second or third time is often impossible."
As a result, fresh designs are always offered on their website, www.fiftyninebeads.com. Your new favorite rosary just might be available right now.