Friday, May 27, 2011

Robert's Heirloom Rosaries- New Listing! Three Hail Mary Devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary (Stella Maris)


Three Hail Mary’s Devotion To The Blessed Virgin Mary

During an apparition to St. Gertrude, the Blessed Mother promised, "To any soul who faithfully prays the Three Hail Mary’s I will appear at the hour of death in a splendor of beauty so extraordinary that it will fill that soul with heavenly consolation."
We don't need beads to count to three! but we might need a reminder to take the time in a busy day for this simple prayer.

Construction and facts about your devotional sacramental:

This chaplet is made with- 12mm 3 Tones graduating colors of Lampwork and 6 mm Medium Blue Swavorski Bi-Cone Crystals. The colors of the Sea were used in this chaplet.

The Crucifix, and unique 2 sided Stella Maris medal are Solid Bronze. These beautiful pieces are antique pieces that have been recast to continue enjoying the beauty of these past century devotional items. The findings: bead caps and spacers are also solid bronze.

Our Lady, Star of the Sea
is an ancient title for the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris, first reliably used with relation to the Virgin Mary in the ninth century. The title was used to emphasize Mary's role as a sign of hope and as a guiding star for Christians. Under this title, the Virgin Mary is believed to intercede as a guide and protector of those who travel or seek their livelihoods on the sea. This aspect of the Virgin has led to Our Lady, Star of the Sea, being named as patroness of the Catholic missions to seafarers, the Apostleship of the Sea, and to many coastal churches being named Stella Maris or Mary, Star of the Sea. This devotion towards Our Lady with this ancient title is very popular throughout the Catholic world. This is considered an “unbreakable chaplet.” -as each bead is individually wire wrapped and should never come apart. However- dropping it on a hard surface may crack the beads. You should always take great care of this sacramental. For more info and additional photos click here.

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