What are'Present for God Beads' or 'Sacrifice Beads?'
"They are a string of ten beads, which can be pulled and remain in place. They are used to count the acts of love or sacrifices a person makes in a day for God. The string of beads helps a person to grow in virtue by challenging them to be faithful in making acts of love each day. Sacrifice Beads also have a fixed Our Father bead on the end of them and can double up as a rosary."
Catholic Children's Treasure Box books and her using these present for God Beads, but invariable it gets to Lent and we begin to look at having a set again.
"St Therese, the Little Flower, as a child, used a small string of beads in her pocket to help her count the gifts she did to offer to God. In this way she was able to advance in perfection daily."
So what do you need and do you do this.
As I said we have made these before and even gifted them as a First Holy Communion gift as well.
Pony beads (11) in colours of your choice
medal (this time we used St Therese)
Crucifix or even a cross if you can't get one
Crochet cotton (this is what we have found best and you can get it verigated colours too)
Oh, by the way I have a very quick, easier version for little children below that will take you less than two minutes to complete, so have a look at that too.
these ones to be the easiest one to understand and use. Which I will explain below.
Fold in half and thread the medal on, making sure it is in the middle and the two lengths are equal.
Take a pipe cleaner and place the beads along it's length, including your 'Our Father Bead'
Now you have something your littlest one can make for themselves and quite easy to repair or replace.
Next up our Salt Dough Crown of thorns we made today as well.
Blessings to you and your homes,