Queen of Heaven Rosary
October 11, 2018
Immediately when I saw these Dzi agate beads I knew I had to make a gold rosary and dedicate it to Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth. They just screamed regality and poise.
Each bead is slightly different from the next, just as are our prayers are imperfect even from one Ave to another. But Mary takes all of our prayers, cherishing them simply for our goodwill in trying, perfects them, and brings them to the seat of Jesus and there perfectly intercedes for our petitions. This happens every time we pray a rosary. Isn’t Mary just so cool? She loves us as a mother and does everything she can to help us get to heaven.
Like all my rosaries, this one is made from stone beads; dzi agate as described above. Because of this, the rosary has a weight to it and it holds in colder room temperatures, which I think really helps you focus when you pray. And then as you pray, the rosary gets warm from your body heat!
And the Our Father beads are so beautiful! They make me think of crowns with the golden flower bead caps and matte shell pearl beads surrounded by little nuggets of more gold. Combined with the matte gold spacers, the whole rosary shines with warmth.
The crucifix is a 1.5″ gold finish Benedictine crucifix. If you don’t know about the St. Benedict medals you should go look up the history; they’re amazing. Among other things, the medal is a symbol of protection against demons and temptation with the initials of the Latin exorcism inscribed around the outside – “Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself.” Every time you reach for this rosary, remind yourself of your dignity as children of Christ and of the power of prayer against spiritual attack.
To finish out this golden rosary, the center piece is the Sacred Heart of Jesus in gold plated pewter with a simple image of Mary on the reverse. The Sacred Heart devotion is also well worth the read.
At 16 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is roughly the same size as your standard rosary. And 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 hope you guys love this rosary as much as I do!