“Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of “the wedding-feast of the Lamb.” Scripture speaks throughout of marriage and its “mystery,” its institution and the meaning God has given it, its origin and its end, its various realizations throughout the history of salvation, the difficulties arising from sin and its renewal “in the Lord” in the New Covenant of Christ and the Church” (CCC 1602)
“God who created man out of love also calls him to love the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. For man is created in the image and likeness of God who is himself love. Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man. It is good, very good, in the Creator’s eyes. And this love which God blesses is intended to be fruitful and to be realized in the common work of watching over creation: “And God blessed them, and God said to them: ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.'” (CCC 1605)
And so the Catechism continues. If you’ve never read the Church’s understanding of marriage in the Catechism, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
In these rosaries, the union between husband and wife is ever reminded. The white of her beads forms the Our Father’s in his, and the black of his beads form the Our Father’s in hers. Over the course of all my rosary designs, the Hail Mary beads often symbolize us; our struggles and failings, our encouragement to continue to live the Christian life, while the Our Father beads symbolize our goal; often a pure white in remembrance of our goal of heaven.
And here too, the presence of both beads in each rosary remind the couple of the goal of marriage; “the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring”; two things, one the service towards the other, the other their union for the creation of children.
At 17 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is about the same size as your standard rosary. The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, so it is super strong.
Because this rosary is made with stone beads, it has a weight to it and retains ambient cooler room temperate, 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.
Please remember that all things can break with excessive use. Under normal, conscientious use, this rosary will last a very long time, but, for instance, if you keep this rosary in a tight pocket every day, all day and get it crushed under you or against something, the small glass spacers can break and the steel wire will be under strain and can stretch and even break.
These repairs can be made, and I would be delighted to do so, but as time goes on, I might not have extra beads or I might be gone. So do be gentle and take good care of your rosary.
Features of the rosaries:
Center piece: 1″x1/2″ silver tone Our Lady of Grace center
Crucifix: 1-3/4″x1″ silver tone flared crucifix
white beads: 8mm polished white crazy lace agate stone beads
black beads: 8mm larvikite stone beads
Spacers: silver tone bead caps and clear czech glass seed beads
— Have a particular color, devotion, size, or style of rosary that you are looking for? Send me a message and I’d be happy to make a custom rosary just for you. —
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