The Light of the World came to Earth and became Man. He came so that we could have life, and have it to the full. His Word pierces us to the heart and illuminates our sin while also showing us His unconditional love for us.
The soft gold pearl Our Father beads are Jesus as the Light, cutting through into our dreary lives. It’s Jesus pulling us into perfection with His Heavenly Father.
The goldstone Hail Mary beads are the earth. The earthen vessel that together with our soul make us human. And speckled through, shining out, are the most brilliant gold flakes – God, dwelling within us, present four-fold in our very bodies. Once through virtue of us being made in the image and likeness of God, once through Baptism making us children of God, once through Confirmation sealing us with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and once (and many times) through receiving Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity in the Eucharist.
Each time we receive the Sacraments, God shows up. He is present. Have you let that reality sink in?
No human understood the constant presence of God more than Mary.
She who bore the Son of God for nine months in her womb and then raised him for 33 years knew the reality of His Presence when she received the Eucharist for the first time.
She who was filled with the Holy Spirit from conception – made sinless before her birth – and then was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit and conceived the Son of God knew the reality of His presence even before Pentecost.
And she who has found favor with God, knew deeply his Fatherhood throughout her whole life.
Go to Mary when it’s hard to know God is there. Cling to this rosary and remember the Light of the World did indeed come to Earth.
At 15.5 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-″x1/2″ gold plated Our Lady of Grace centerpiece
Crucifix: 1-1/2″x1″ gold plated Benedictine Crucifix
Hail Mary beads: 8mm goldstone semi-precious stone beads
Our Father beads: 8mm matte warm gold shell pearl beads (shell pearl means they are made from shells not that they have a thin shell of pearl that will flake off)
Spacers: 4mm gold spacer beads with gold plated flower bead caps and light gold 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. —