Our sure refuge from sin is Our Lady, who keeps us safe under her protecting mantle, guiding us back to God and away from temptation.
The black and white of this rosary reminds us of the tension in our hearts as we fight against sin; this back and forth between purity and stain.
Black has long been the color for sin. As we leave the Confessional, our souls are made pure as white snow. But over time, even if there are no mortal sins, the room gets dusty, and we have to clean up our soul again.
From white to black to white, we brave this fallen world and hold fast to the Sacraments, meditate often on the Mysteries of the rosary, and ask God for the graces needed to get up again.
As the Refuge of Sinners, we fly often to Mary as our mother, our queen, and our guide, placing our petitions for Final Perseverance under her sure protection.
At 16 inches long, with 8mm beads, these rosaries are about the same size as a 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 rosary:
Center piece: 1/2″x1″ silver tone Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Holy Family on the reverse
Crucifix: 1-1/2″x1″ silver tone St. Benedict crucifix
Hail Mary beads: 8 different stones from agate to jade to onyx. May vary slightly depending on availability of the stones, but will always have a smooth gradient.
Our Father beads: 10mm striped black agate with silver bead caps and 4mm black agate spacers
Spacers: clear czech glass seed
Lobster clasp and chain make the new bracelets far more adjustable than the old designs. Two sizes are available: Small and Medium/Large. The only difference is the length of the chain. Small goes from 7″ to 7.5″, Med/Large goes from 7″ to about 8.5″.
If the size is too big, you can easily use two pliers and remove any excess chain and make it exactly customized to your wrist.
— 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. —