Welcome to the Little Ways

Who we are:
We are a home run mission. Our mission is to spread sacrifice beads, rosaries and prayer cards to as many people as possible.

What are Sacrifice Beads / Good Deed Beads?
As a child, St. Therese, the Little Flower used a string of beads to count her sacrifices and acts of love done for God, in that way she was able to advance in perfection daily. You too, can grow in holiness by following the example of the Little Flower. Sacrifice Beads or Good Deed Beads 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 sacrifice beads helps a person to grow in perfection by increasing their acts of love they do each day. The sacrifice beads we make also have a fixed Our Father bead on the end of them. Thus they double up as a rosary.

More Information on St. Therese:

St. Thérèse is known for her “Little Way.” In her quest for sanctity, she realized that it was not necessary to accomplish heroic acts, or “great deeds”, in order to attain holiness and to express her love of God. She wrote,

“Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love.”
Source:Wikipedia

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face (The Little Flower), as a child along with her sisters, used a little string of beads to count their gifts of little sacrifices they did for love of God. Their mother, Zelie Martin, commended them at the end of each day for being so loving to the good Lord for sinners. They carried the beads in their pocket or kept them in a small drawer in the house. ( Reference: “The Story of a Family” by Fr. Stephane Piat, OFM (1944))

St. Thérése Sacrifice Beads are an excellent activity for groups, feasts, homeschooling or any day!

  • A great activity to do with your youth group, camp, class, CWL,
    First Communion class, Confirmation class or on a retreat.
  • An excellent All Saints Day activity to do at a party, with your class, youth group or for home-schoolers!
  • Amazing tool to use during Lent and throughout the year.
  • Sacrifice Beads are especially good to use to help encourage good behaviour in children. They can challenge themselves to see just how many “presents” they can offer each day to God for souls.
  • Beads can be made in your groups special colours. One CWL had 350 made in yellow and blue for their annual convention. Another school had 500 made in their colours too!

Feedback

“These are such fun to make. The children will be so happy when I give them away next week.” ~ Farmersville, USA

“Thank you very much for the beads. I wanted to tell you that they arrived today, on St. Theresa’s feast day! How appropriate! We love them. The girls are already trying to find presents for God.” ~ Parent from Rochester, USA

“I use the beads every morning to help me get out of bed and get to my ealry morning classes. One day I couldn’t find them and I was late, lol” ~ University student from Toronto, ON

“We received the beads today. I can’t begin to thank you enough for all that you have done! The beads are absolutely beautiful and the children will love them.” ~ Jacksonville, USA

“I just love my beads, I use them everyday!” ~ Youth from Toronto, Canada

“St. Theresa’s story and these beads are so beautiful. I want to spread St. Theresa’s story to everyone I can.” ~ Boksburg, South Africa

“Thank you for the sacrifice beads today is the 12th day of Lent. I did a lot of sacrifices. I’m 7 years old.” ~ Student from Omaha, USA

“God is great! …the kindergarten teacher loved the beads and the moms I know of loved them just as much! The teacher said she wished she had had these for the kids in her class since the beginning of the year….she would have encouraged their use all throughout the year! She asked if we could get some for her class next year!!!” ~ Parent from Miami, USA

“Wonderful!” ~ Newcastle , United Kindgom

“The Children love them. In fact one little girl came to me today and asked if she could have a sacrifice bead because she’s been making lots of sacrifices but wanted to keep track of them!!” ~ Kindergarden and Gr. 1 Teacher from Persia, USA

“The campers and their parents just love the beads, thank you again!” ~ Catholic Camp Coordinator from Orangeville, Canada