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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Journey beads for the Missions-Share the JOY

I worked for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky since 1970's.

Have been an Associate of the sisters for over 10 years.

When I was younger I did many things to help the sisters carry out their missions.
Went to missionary sites, took part in sitting up and planning activities, volunteering for many of their causes.
I cannot do the things I once did.
But I do what I can.

Journey Beads
are made from a quarterly magazine published by the SCNs named 
The Journey

These magazines are used to make paper beads then strung into lovely jewelry and sold to help finance the work of the sisters.

That is how I now help to carry on their work.
Making Journey Beads.

 Cutting the strips from the magazine to be rolled into beads.

Rolling the beads

Trimmings used in the making of the jewelry.

 Brown and black

After the beads are made they are sprayed with shellac to retain their shape.
They are sturdy but not waterproof.

Using pinks and blues.

A complete set consists of necklace, bracelet and earrings.

There is always something that can be done to help others.
Lifting and digging and cleaning away debris in disaster areas is not my way of helping these days.
It once was.
The JOY of being able to help in less demanding roles is what I am experiencing these days.

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Alexa T said...

How interesting... today I discover a new and inspiring thing!! Never knew about "journey beads" and this activity! Toate cele bune! All the best! Alexa T

marilyn said...

Folks that volunteer and give of their time and talents are blessings ....and so wonderful to keep giving in different ways as you go through life

La Petite Gallery said...

This is a wonderful thing you are doing. Don't forget Sunday wear Red. yvonne