Precious Blood of Jesus Rosary
October 11, 2018
The powerful impact of this rosary lies in the stark contrast between the vivid red Our Father beads and the white howlite Hail Mary beads which gave this rosary it’s name; the purity of Christ paired with his sacrifice. Simplicity paired with stunning beauty; this rosary speaks of a quiet regality.
The clear seed beads give a visual differentiation between the Hail Mary beads without drawing attention to themselves. The only added decoration to the rosary are the simple silver spacers around the Our Father beads which stand out by themselves as cathedral-cut red glass with a slight speckling of green-blue glass on the ends.
To accent and accentuate the shape of the OurFather spacers, the center piece of this rosary is an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a beautifully detailed border. Devotion to the Sacred Heart grew from a devotions to the wounds of Christ, and is one of the most widely practiced devotions among Catholics. In the words of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the saint to whom the devotion was revealed to, “Our Lord Jesus Christ desires that we should, for sanctifying ourselves, glorify His all-loving Heart; for it was His Heart that suffered the most in His Sacred Humanity”.
It is a beautiful devotion that you can easily enter into with the First Fridays devotion every first Friday of the month. If you don’t know much about it I would recommend taking some time to read up about it.
On the reverse of the Sacred Heart center piece is an image of the Holy Family; another beautiful devotion to mediating on the childhood of Jesus and the sacredness of family life. Finally, the crucifix is simply embellished, 2-in tall, and silver oxidized.
At 15.5 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is roughly the same size as 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).
This rosary really is the perfect gift for a dear friend or yourself. The beads are stone and have a weight to them, which I always find helps me really focus when I’m praying. They also take on the ambient temperature of the room- so in winter I usually find my rosary to be a little chilly- just another reminder that you’re praying! But they also quickly warm up from your body heat.
This was the first rosary I designed and I am so excited to share it with you all.