Anticipating Delays: Baby on the Way!

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Despite the craziness inundating our world right now, He is still finding ways to shower His blessings. Here at Benedict’s Beads, we are celebrating having completed our first large order of 50 rosaries for a parish celebrating their 150th anniversary. We are also excited for the steady stream of orders we have been receiving, getting to make and send beautiful rosaries all around the world. But most excitedly we are anticipating the birth of our first child near the end of October!

Each day is bringing us closer and closer to meeting our little one for the first time! This also means that our days have been filling up more and more with baby preparations and plans for how to manage the changes that will come when our little blessing arrives. We want to assure you that operations will continue at Benedict’s Beads, but we are anticipating increased delays as we approach the birth.

So far we are catching back up with our orders and repairs and we are often spending our nights after work completing orders. We are trying, as much as possible to stay up with our workload as we have our best year since starting this business in 2010.

All orders will still be processed on a first-come first-serve basis, and opting for a rush order will move your order up in the queue. Our 4-6 week (or shorter for rush orders) processing timeline is temporary suspended, but we will continue to strive to fulfill orders within this timeframe for as long as we are able. If you are wanting a rosary by a certain date and are concerned about it arriving on time, please contact us at rosarymaker@benedictsbeads.com – we will do what we can to accommodates your needs as best we can. We especially encourage those who are considering ordering for Christmas to place their orders as soon as they can to give us plenty of time to get those rosaries or chaplets to you in time for gift giving.

We thank you for your patience and prayers during this time as we transition in to becoming new parents and apologize for any inconveniences these delays might cause. Thank you for supporting Benedict’s Beads!

In Christ through Mary,

Brad & Ciera Geist

Benedict’s Beads

Pandemic Precautions

To our customers,

We would like all of you to know that due to the pandemic and local restrictions which are ever changing, we have decided to limit the number of our visits to the post office to once a week, typically on Saturday. We are committed to getting your orders to you on time and are working to keep up with the very large number of orders that have come in so far since the pandemic began. So far, we are up to date.

We would like to let our repair customers know that we are trying hard to find replacement parts for their rosaries from the large collection of donations that we have received. Some rosaries are more unique and it has been difficult to find matching beads with bead stores and suppliers being limited in their hours or in some places closed for quite some time. We ask for patience as we keep working on finding the best parts for your rosaries.

If you have any questions about your orders, please email rosarymaker@benedictsbeads.com. We thank you for your patience in this difficult time and look forward to continuing to serve your rosary needs.

In Christ through Mary,

Brad and Ciera Geist

Benedict’s Beads

Thank you!

Ciera (the new co-owner of Benedict’s Beads) and I would like to take the to thank you for your patience during our transition time as we prepared for our wedding, got married, went on honeymoon, and dealt with the aftermath as we both got settled in to our new home.  We are happy to say that we are now fully operational for at least a few weeks now and plugging along nicely.  We could not be more grateful for your patience during this time and we look forward to serving your rosary needs in the future.

In Christ through Mary,

Brad and Ciera Geist

 

REMINDER: NEW ADDRESS!!!

We wanted to ask everyone to please take note of Benedict’s Beads new address: 8650 NE Sam Ray Road, Kansas City, MO 64156. Do not send any repairs or donations to the Raytown address: we are no longer located there and the post office has been failing to forward our business mail. For the safety of your rosaries, please be sure to double check the address before sending them out, as we will be unable to retrieve your package if sent to the incorrect address.

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A New Change of Address

As mentioned in our previous blog post, Ciera and I are getting ready to get married and with that comes a new address where we will begin our married life and, consequently, where we will be moving the business.  The new address is

Benedict’s Beads
C/O Brad Geist
8650 NE Sam Ray Road
Kansas City, MO 64156

If you have sent us a package to our old address in the last few days, please do not panic!  We still have a month of rent left with that house and will be checking the mail every week or two.  We are also having our mail forwarded as well.  But please send any new packages with your rosary repairs, ladderizations, or donations to the address above.  Thank you!

In Christ through Mary,

Brad Geist and Ciera Peterson

Benedict’s Beads

We’re Getting Married! – Delays to Come

As Ciera and I approach our wedding day in a little more than a month, we are anticipating some scheduling changes that will affect our work with Benedict’s Beads. As some of you may know, it is just the two of us spending our evenings and weekends to provide you with beautiful ladder rosaries. With this on top of marriage preparation, moving into a new home, and our full time jobs – it is going to be difficult to keep our sanity here in our last months before married life! This hard truth leads us to the difficult decision that some of the time we delegate to Benedict’s Beads is needed more in other aspects of our lives at the moment. We will still strive to continue to work on your orders/repairs as we are able, but please expect the following delays as we prepare ourselves for the Sacrament of Marriage:

  • Orders/repairs placed before May 12th, 2019 will be completed in a timely manner and will be mailed out as soon as possible.
  • Orders/repairs placed after May 12th, 2019 will likely be delayed and will be worked on at the discretion of the rosary makers throughout the remaining weeks of May and the full month of June. The closer we get to our wedding day, the less time we will be able to delegate to Benedict’s Beads, so all orders/repairs will be first come, first serve. Responses to emails may also be delayed during this time. Should you choose rush ordering at this time, your position in our order queue will be bumped forward, but we cannot guarantee when orders will be completed until after July 1st.
  • Regular operation will resume July 1st, 2019!

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this busy time. We are so grateful for you, our customers, and are looking forward to continuing to serve you by providing high quality work! As always, thank you for choosing Benedict’s Beads!

In Christ through Mary,

Brad Geist

Benedict’s Beads

First Communion Rosaries

We are now approaching that time of year when many young Catholics will be receiving our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for the very first time. What a beautiful time it is! Our Church family comes together to celebrate with the joyful First Communicants, oftentimes presenting them with gifts to help them remember their special day. Here at Benedict’s Beads, we’ve worked on many beautiful rosaries that our customers received at their First Holy Communion, some rosaries having even been passed down from generation to generation. We believe that a beautiful, high-quality rosary is the perfect First Communion gift. As Mary is present at every celebration of the Eucharist, is it not fitting to also call to mind our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament when praying to His mother in the rosary? What better way to do this than to pray with the rosary that was given to you on the day that you first received Jesus in the Eucharist? We offer stunning First Communion ladder rosaries that are guaranteed to last a lifetime of prayerful use. Why not make your loved-one’s First Communion even more memorable by gifting them with a Benedict’s Beads First Communion rosary?

Now Offering First Communion Rosaries!

We are now offering First Communion Rosaries for that special first communicant in your life.  Rosaries are excellent First Communion gifts because as the child begins to dive deeper into their faith, the Rosary is an excellent devotion to return to.  You can find our First Communion rosaries under our new Seasonal Collection tab, including a special order form that can allow you to buy up to 20 rosaries at a time if you’re looking to buy for an entire class.

Introducing Our Seasonal Collection

We are now offering our new Seasonal Collection, with rosaries for every season and the special occasions within the liturgical year! Do you have a particular devotion to the season of Lent or absolutely love Christmastime? You can now choose from rosaries with colors, crucifixes and medals that can help you dive more deeply into the spirit of these seasons! Also check out our selection of beautiful First Communion rosaries – a great gift for your First Communicant or for someone with a devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.  Check back in time for new additions!