Mary is the Gate of Heaven because it was through her that Jesus passed from Heaven to earth.
It was her “fiat”, her yes to the Angel Gabriel, that allowed the Holy Spirit to overshadow her, starting the greatest story in the history of the world – the redemption of man.
Her yes is the turning point in all of human history; before it we were stuck in the Old Covenant – loving and serving God without being able to obtain forgiveness for our sins or everlasting life in heaven.
The gate to heaven was locked. It would take Jesus’ death and resurrection to open it back up again. And he couldn’t do that until Mary agreed.
Will you say yes to God’s plan when he comes asking? Go to Mary. Ask her how she had the strength. Remember how she never lost trust that God is a good father. And remember how great of a Redeemer we won because of one yes. Mary will help you every step of the way.
The midnight blue lapis lazuli beads are flecked with the tiniest bits of gold – part of the beauty of lapis – making each bead look like the night sky. The Our Father beads are gorgeous white howlite that is streaked through with grey veins that look like cracks – symbolizing Jesus breaking into our world and establishing the New Covenant of the Eucharist as the fulfillment of the Old Covenant of the Passover.
Paired with this already stunning rosary are the two most gorgeous rosary parts I have ever seen together – the vintage style cameo Mary centerpiece and the highly detailed crucifix. The blue of the centerpiece perfectly accents the blue lapis and the light grey-blue spacer beads around the Our Fathers and the white of it matches the Our Father beads.
Do note that these rosary parts are much larger than normal. They work so well together because they are a similar size, but if you’re planning on keeping this rosary on your person, it might be a bit awkward. Also, I did not assemble the centerpiece, but it is distinctly two parts that have been glued together with a very strong adhesive. While the rest of the rosary is guaranteed to last, and I’ll fix it if it doesn’t, I can’t speak for the centerpiece. However, if it does come apart, please, contact me and I will let you know if I can fix it or obtain another. Just, be gentle.
At 17 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is roughly the same size as your standard rosary except the centerpiece and crucifix are larger. The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, 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 parts (if you loose the spacers, don’t even worry about it).
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.
The beading wire stretches slightly as it is used (this is normal – it wears in like good leather boots) so you will still be able to slide the beads along as you pray.
Features of the rosary:
Center piece: 1-1/4″x7/8″ vintage style cameo Our Lady of the Streets silver oxidized center piece
Crucifix: 2-1/4″x1-1/2″ detailed silver oxidized crucifix
Hail Mary beads: 8mm lapis lazuli stone beads
Our Father beads: 8mm white howlite stone beads
Spacers: 4mm light grey-blue mother of pearl spacer beads with silver oxidized flower bead caps and silver czech glass seed beads
— Have a particular devotion, size, color, or style of rosary that you are looking for? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to make a custom rosary just for you. —