Labradorite, a stone related to Moonstone, is a translucent, foggy deep gray with plenty of beautiful blue flash. This Rosary teams it up with Black Onyx Our Fathers and a traditional St Benedict Crucifix. St Benedict is a strong Protector against Evil and was known as an Exorcist. The medal if chock full of meaning, including the initials of a prayer of Exorcism. Read all about it at http://www.osb.org/gen/medal.html
This Rosary, with its understated elegance, will be especially appealing to men. It is simply constructed on strong, 49-strand, 40# plastic coated stainless steel cable for durability. The bead caps are subtle touch of Silver, while tiny Peacock seed beads play up the mysterious, constantly changing blue and green flash that changes with every movement of the beads.
It is 18.5" long.
I do not recommend this as a pocket Rosary, as the cable is not unbreakable; however, with normal use (which I hope means daily use to you) it will give years of use.
It comes boxed in silver and in an embroidered and beaded Organza gift pouch.
This handsome pocket version of the Stations of the Cross chaplet
features 14 10mm black onyx beads. The crucifix is a Stations of the
Cross crucifix. The front features the four gospels on the ends of
each arm of the cross with a black inlay in the center. The back of
the crucifix depicts each of the 14 Stations with an image of the
Eucharist in the center. The front of the medal honors the Ecce Homo.
The reverse side of the medal honors the Mater Dolorosa.
14 beads represents each of the 14 Stations of the Cross. It is much
shorter and easier to carry with you than the larger version of the
chaplet. Please click here to learn more about this chaplet and please visit my shop, Holy Name Rosaries to see more of my wire wrapped rosaries and chaplets.
single decade rosary- Pater Noster is a 12 MM Red Barrel Tiger Eye and 8
MM Round Tiger Eye The Aves are 10 MM Natural multicolored Tiger Eye in
Red, Blue and Yellow stones. The connectors are 4 MM BRONZE, Ornate
bead caps. The hanging medal is a beautiful medal of Our Mother of Seven
Sorrows on one side and the Face Of Christ on the other side. The
beautiful crucifix matches well with the hanging medal. The crucifix and
medal are antique museum pieces of past centuries that have been recast
so we can continue to enjoy this beautiful pieces of art.
THE SEVEN SORROWS
Seven Sorrows (or Dolors) are events in the life of the Blessed Virgin
Mary which are a popular devotion and are frequently depicted in art.
It is a common devotion for Catholics to say daily one Our Father and seven Hail Marys for each.
The Prophecy of Simeon. (Luke 2:34–35) or the Circumcision of Christ The Flight into Egypt. (Matthew 2:13) The loss of the child Jesus in the Temple. (Luke 2:43–45) Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary. Jesus dies on the cross. (John 19:25) The piercing of the side of Jesus, and Mary's receiving the body of Jesus in her arms. (Matthew 27:57–59) The body of Jesus is placed in the tomb. (John 19:40–42)
These Seven Sorrows should not be confused with the five Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.
AAA Grade 12 & 10 MM Natural Picasso Jasper Stone, Bronze scrolled bead caps and connectors- solid Bronze
single decade rosary- Pater Noster is a 12 & 10 MM natural Picasso
Jasper Stone. The Aves are 10 MM Natural Picasso stone. The connectors
are 4 MM BRONZE, Ornate bead caps. The hanging medal is a beautiful
medal of Our Lady Of Victory- on the reverse side are the symbols that
appear on the Miraculous Medal. The beautiful scrolled crucifix matches
well with the hanging medal. The crucifix and medal are antique museum
pieces of past centuries that have been recast so we can continue to
enjoy this beautiful pieces of art.
Our Lady of Victory
Pius V had organized a coalition of forces from Spain and smaller
Christian kingdoms, republics and military orders, to rescue Christian
outposts in Cyprus, particularly the Venetian outpost at Famagusta
which, however, surrendered after a long siege on August 1 before the
Christian forces set sail. On October 7, 1571 the Holy League, a
coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states, sailed from
Messina, Sicily, and met a powerful Ottoman fleet in the Battle of
Lepanto. Knowing that the Christian forces were at a distinct material
disadvantage, the holy pontiff, Pope Pius V called for all of Europe to
pray the Rosary for victory, and led a rosary procession in
After about five hours of fighting on the northern edge
of the Gulf of Corinth, off western Greece, the combined navies of the
Vatican, Venice and Spain managed to stop the Ottoman navy, slowing the
Ottoman advance to the west and denying them access to the Atlantic
Ocean and the Americas. If the Ottomans had won then there was a real
possibility that an invasion of Italy could have followed so that the
Ottoman sultan, already claiming to be emperor of the Romans, would have
been in possession of both New and Old Rome. Combined with the
unfolding events in Morocco where the Sa’adids successfully spurned the
Ottoman advances, it confined Turkish naval power to the eastern
Mediterranean. Although the Ottoman empire was able to build more
ships, it never fully recovered from the loss of trained sailors and
marines, and was never again the Mediterranean naval power it had become
the century before when Constantinople fell.
Our Lady of Victory
V then instituted "Our Lady of Victory" as an annual feast to
commemorate the victory, which he attributed to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
to Our Lady of Victory preceded this papal declaration. In particular,
Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester built the first shrine
dedicated to Our Lady of Victory in thanks for the Catholic victory over
the Albigensians at the Battle of Muret on September 12, 1213.
This single decade rosary- Pater Noster is a very beautiful 12 MM
natural Green Spider Web Agate and ornate copper bead. The Aves are 10
MM natural Feldspar. There is a lot of beautiful color in these natural
stones. The connectors are 6 MM in size. The hanging medal is a very
beautiful dual sided medal of the Sacred Hearts Of Mary and Jesus on one
side and on the opposite side is the Monstrance with the Holy
Eucharist. The beautiful "CARAVACA" Crucifix is dual sided also- On one
side is the crucified Christ and on the other side is the Virgin Mary.
This Gorgeous crucifix adds the final touches to this solid Copper
devotional. The crucifix and medal are antique museum pieces of past
centuries that have been recast so we can continue to enjoy this
beautiful pieces of art.
The Caravaca cross is a double-cross. The origin of this special crucifix took place in the Spanish town of Caravaca in 1232.
According to legend, during the 13th century the city of Caravaca was
under Moorish Muslim rule. The rulers destroyed all crosses in the town
upon taking over. The Moorish chief held a priest named Chirinos
prisoner. The chief ordered Chirinos to perform a mass to satisfy his
curiosity of the Christian service. Chirinos told the chief he could not
perform the mass, because there was no cross available. The chief
accused the priest of lying, at which point, two angels appeared
carrying a two-armed cross for the priest's service.
Holy City Caravaca was given the title of holy city by the Vatican. This title has only been given to four other cities in the world.
New from Holy Name Rosaries. The beads in this vintage Baroque style rosary are 8mm natural garnets.
These beads appear black in dim light and have a beautiful deep maroon
color in bright light. Many of the beads have inclusions which give
them a subtly variegated appearance and also give sudden glints of
light. Contrasting the garnets are large 12mm ivory colored Swarovski
crystal pearls. Swarovski pearls are some of the best quality simulated
pearls on the market. The center of a Swarovski pearl is crystal which
is covered by 4 layers of nacre ( pearly coating). Accenting the
pearls are 4mm ruby jade beads. The center and crucifix are both solid
brass which has been antiqued. Please click here to learn more about this rosary and please visit my shop,Holy Name Rosaries, to view more of my wire wrapped rosaries.
Unbreakable single Decade Rosary of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
These are each single decade rosaries- meant to be carried in the pocket or purse.
Grade 12 MM Creamy Jasper Natural Stone and AAA Grade 8 & 10 MM
Natural Cranberry Wine Tiger Eye stone, Bronze scrolled bead caps and
connectors- solid Bronze
This single decade rosary- Pater Noster
is a 12 MM natural Creamy Jasper Stone married with an 8 MM Cranberry
Wine Tiger Eye. The Aves are 10 MM Natural Cranberry Wine Tiger Eye with a
lot of interesting character. These stones are extraordinary and just
sparkle and glisten! The connectors are 4 MM ORNATE BRONZE, Cobblestone
bead caps and scrolled cone cap. The hanging medal is a beautiful medal
of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus, plenty of room on the reverse side for
engraving. The beautiful scrolled and etched crucifix matches well with
the hanging medal. The crucifix and medal are antique museum pieces of
past centuries that have been recast so we can continue to enjoy this
beautiful pieces of art. To view additional photos click here
The Crucifix has the St Benedict medal inset behind Our Lord. It is substantial, 3 inches long, and a pleasure to hold.
The Rosary itself is strung on strong, 49-strand, 40# test jewelry wire and carefully double crimped
durability. Wire guardians protect the wire from fraying where it rubs
against the Miraculous Medal center and Crucifix. Contact me if you
would like a 20-decade version to include the Luminous mysteries.
As always, arrives ready for presentation--boxed in silver and in a beaded organza gift bag.
Gray as a gathering storm cloud, this Rosary features gem quality Gray
Moonstone Aves with Onyx Paters capped in heavy handmade Marcasite and
Sterling caps. Ornate Two Angels Crucifix, Miraculous Medal center and
St Michael the Archangel medal are all handcast in solid Sterling Silver
from the antique originals by an artisan here in the US. They have
been antiqued to the original patina. The 10mm Onyx Paters have been capped with extraordinary caps--Sterling silver and hand set Marcasite. This
Rosary is unbreakable--each bead is double wrapped at each end, the
wire then swirled around the bead and wrapped one more time. This makes
a Rosary so durable, it is guaranteed from breaking for life. period. Length 24" A meaningful gift, or one to add to your collection! As Always, it comes ready for presentation--boxed in Silver and in a beaded organza gift bag. "How to say the Rosary" included. Layaway available. Blessings+