Welcome to Scene Words, Donna Bauman’s Web location.
Donna is a multitalented woman with keen interest in writing, rosary making, Catholic shrines and historical sites, and religion folklore and lifestyle. Her poems have been published in numerous periodicals including Purpose, Mature Years, Science of Mind, and Aim. Her personal essays have appeared in Good Old Days, Bereavement and Kaleidoscope.
For more than 20 years, she has been a rosary maker. Her rosaries have been donated to hospitals, prisons, the military and missionaries. Thus, her rosaries have been distributed nationally and internationally. They have been donated to those in need in most of the states, and to countries such as Africa, Mexico, England, Russia, the Philippine, South America and numerous other places.
Donna not only makes rosaries, she teaches others how to make rosaries. She makes bead and chain rosaries of various sizes and styles. She has written a book, The Military Rolled Knot Rosary, which is an illustrated, step-by-step guide to making rosaries from nylon cord. Thousands of these rosaries have been given to military personnel in Iraq and other places in the world.
Since the mid-1980s Donna and Richard have visited Catholic shrines and historically significant places throughout the United States. Of special interest to Donna was the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.; The Miraculous Medal shrine in Missouri; the site of St. Frances Cabrini shrine in Colorado; Our Lady of the Snows in Illinois, most of the California Missions, Chamaya in New Mexico, and Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The creativity of the Shakers and the old ways of the Amish are also meaningful to her. Donna has visited Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Berlin, Ohio several times to see the Amish way of life, firsthand. She has also visited Hancock Shaker Village, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the Shaker Villages in South Union, Kentucky and Pleasanton, Kentucky.
Donna is grandmother to four rambunctious grandsons: Noah, 20; Luke, 15; Patrick, 12 and Mason 6 years.