This rosary bears witness to the tenderness and joy Mary had watching young Jesus grow. The center of this 5 decade rosary is a vintage Religious card image of Mary in the garden with the Young Jesus holding a beautiful bird in his hand. Both mother and child adorned with a golden halo. This prayer bead chain is unique, each component individually and professionally gallery wire wrapped for nearly unbreakable strength.
This waterproof cameo, as well as others here in my shop, are individually handcrafted by myself and are exclusive to this shop. My designs and centers are not mass stamping nor mass produced. This image original was downloaded and edited 3x in Lightroom. Then sized for this gold tone filigree cameo. It was printed on acid free archival paper. Heat sealed then hand cut to fit and sealed 3x into the cameo. After drying over night, the cameo is poured with a waterproof marine grade lass like epoxy. It must cure at least 24 hours. The process is long and the results are unique in each piece.
The garland of prayers begins with this indulgenced Pardon crucifix in gold plate. It bears the sacred heart of Jesus on the back and both side of the cross bear powerful medals. On the right is the patron Saint of a happy death, against kidney disease and poisoning on the left side is the Miraculous Medal. Of Mary. Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
This 5 decade Rosary includes :
Cross: 2 1/4″ Indulgenced Pardon Crucifix ( see description below) St Benedict Medal and Miraculous Medal in Gold plate
Pater Noster: 10mm semiprecious blue Agate with gold plate caps and 4mm pink crystal
Ave Maria: 8mm semiprecious blue agate with the ends of each garland of prayers topped with a gold simple wheel spacer and a 4mm faceted pink crystal
Center: 2″ custom crafted handmade cameo center piece Mary and Jesus in the garden with a bird in hand, original prayer card circa 1950’s set in gold plate filigree frame
– Information on the history of the rosary
– Information on the St Benedict medal
– Soft carry pouch
– care instructions
– How to pray the rosary
Visual, slow meditation video to pray along with the Holy Rosary, Prayed by Sr Farah, OFS:
☆ Why would you consider investing in a solid construction wire wrapped rosary over a conventional looped and linked one? ☆
– All my rosaries are hand wire wrapped minimum two wraps to a loop ensuring strength
– Conventional rosaries don’t usually last more than a few months of use mostly due to wear as links and chains are pulled against stone and glass, open links get bigger and beads are lost.
– Chain linking falls apart with little to no stress – these rosaries I take the time to construct, will take a lot of pulling tugging and stress over the decades.
– All my rosaries are made with 22, 21, or 20 gauge gold plate, 14/20 Gold filled, Bronze colored, true bronze, stainless steel, silver plate, sterling silver filled or solid .925 sterling silver wire, assuring strength and quality to last lifetimes – we hope this will be a generational heirloom to pass on to your family.
– Quality counts, time to create these pieces is anywhere from 4 – 12 hours depending on the detail and the amount of medals, gems and embellishments going into the rosary.
– I do guarantee my workmanship, at anytime in the normal lifetime use of this rosary, just pay postage to and from and I repair this for free for you!
☆ The St Benedict medal ☆
In St. Benedict’s left hand (facing your hand) is his Rule for Monasteries that could well be summed up in the words of the Prolog exhorting us to “walk in God’s ways, with the Gospel as our guide.”
On a pedestal to the right of St. Benedict is the poisoned cup, shattered when he made the sign of the cross over it. On a pedestal to the left is a raven about to carry away a loaf of poisoned bread that a jealous enemy had sent to St. Benedict.
C. S. P. B.
Above the cup and the raven are the Latin words: Crux s. patris Benedicti (The Cross of our holy father Benedict). On the margin of the medal, encircling the figure of Benedict, are the Latin words: Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! (May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death!).
The top part facing up – – – – –
On the back of the medal, the cross is dominant. On the arms of the cross are the initial letters of a rhythmic Latin prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!).
In the angles of the cross, the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The cross of our holy father Benedict).
Above the cross is the word pax (peace), that has been a Benedictine motto for centuries. Around the margin of the back of the medal, the letters V R S N S M V – S M Q L I V B are the initial letters, as mentioned above, of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan: Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas! (Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!)
The purpose of using the medal in any of the above ways is to call down God’s blessing and protection upon us, wherever we are, and upon our homes and possessions, especially through the intercession of St. Benedict. By the conscious and devout use of the medal, it becomes, as it were, a constant silent prayer and reminder to us of our dignity as followers of Christ.
The medal is a prayer of exorcism against Satan, a prayer for strength in time of temptation, a prayer for peace among ourselves and among the nations of the world, a prayer that the Cross of Christ be our light and guide, a prayer of firm rejection of all that is evil, a prayer of petition that we may with Christian courage “walk in God’s ways, with the Gospel as our guide,” as St. Benedict urges us.