Every saint grows in virtue, receiving grace upon grace as they progress in the spiritual life.
But we all begin as pale, scraggly plants before God creates us into the lush forests of sanctity. That journey that unfolds much like a garden under the watchful eye of the gardener. As much as we go to Jesus for pruning and growth, Jesus comes to us. And He gave us Mary as our mother and guide.
In this rosary, work alongside Mary, the Queen of every Saint, as you till the soil of your heart into the good soil that will receive the Word of God.
As you begin with the pale beads, reflect on the ways you have failed to put God first, those thorns and weeds and parched soil that keep you from Him. Ask Mary to help you throw off sin and run back to her Son, becoming as alive as the vibrant green beads in the center of the rosary.
As you transition back to the pale beads, have hope in your journey: every summer fades to winter, and every winter brings forth spring. Place your hope in the Queen of All Saints to be with you in every trial and tribulation and always guide you to her Son.
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: 3/4″x3/4″ silver tone round Miraculous Medal, double sided
Crucifix: 1-1/2″x1″ silver tone St. Benedict crucifix, double sided
Hail Mary beads: 11 different stones from agate to jade to opal. May vary slightly depending on availability of the stones, but will always have a smooth gradient.
Our Father beads: 10mm Malaysian jade with silver bead caps and clear quartz 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. —