Our Lady Star of the Sea Rosary
October 11, 2018
I love the Hail Mary beads, but I LOVE the Our Father beads in this rosary. When I bought them I dubbed them the “puffy clouds” and they are notated as such in all my paperwork now. Made from white jade, they are just as hard as the blue agate, but in this rosary they make me think of crashing waves and, well, fluffy clouds.
Because this rosary is made with stone beads, it has a weight to it and holds in the cold, which is really awesome to feel when you’re praying; it always made me focus more on what I was saying. And then as you pray the stones warm up from your body heat.
On top of the Our Father cloud beads, the double stack of bead cap and ornate spacer make them look like pearls in the mouths of oysters or sea shells.
Paired with the crackled blue agate, the rosary looks like the turbulent sea, making it the perfect rosary for Our Lady, Star of the Sea. This devotion to Mary has been around since the beginning of the medieval times, calling upon Mary as our guiding star to Jesus.
St. Bernard referenced Mary under this title saying. “If the winds of temptation arise; If you are driven upon the rocks of tribulation look to the star, call on Mary; If you are tossed upon the waves of pride, of ambition, of envy, of rivalry, look to the star, call on Mary. Should anger, or avarice, or fleshly desire violently assail the frail vessel of your soul, look at the star, call upon Mary.”
I had already decided based on the beads to make this a Our Lady Star of the Sea rosary, but then I found this crucifix. Look at those points. They look like sea shells. It’s so perfect. The crucifix is 1.75″ tall and is silver oxidized.
To finish off the rosary, the center piece is a silver oxidized Our Lady of Grace Mary, also known as the image of Mary on the Miraculous Medal. It’s a really simple center piece that adds that final touch to bring it all together. The folds of her mantle mirror the shelled tips of the crucifix and the silver pairs with the accents on the Our Fathers to make them shine out.
At 15 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is slightly shorter than your standard rosary. The rosary is assembled in what is called the Heirloom Quality style which means it is strung on 19-strand steel beading wire with crimping beads so it is super strong and will last a lifetime of use. While I do strength test every rosary, it is still a handmade piece and prone to human error. So, should it break, simply gather all the beads you can find and contact me and I’ll gladly repair it for you for free sans shipping and the replacement of major beads (if you loose the spacers, don’t even worry about it).
I’m so excited to release this rosary! All the pieces came together so well.