Welcome to the Little Ways

August 19, 2006
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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.”

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))

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