The Magnificat is Mary’s song of praise about God that she said during the Visitation when John the Baptist leaped in Elizabeth’s womb and Elizabeth proclaimed that Mary was blessed and the Mother of God.
The full text of the prayer (also found in Luke 1:46-56) is below, but the most important line is the first: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior”.
All of Mary points to God. His majesty, His power, His love.
It’s fitting that these royal and mysterious purple beads are used to point your mediation to Mary’s Magnificat. Instead of focusing on the usual blue for Mary, this rosary focuses on the royalty of Jesus, just as Mary’s Magnificat points solely to God and away from herself.
What in your life is taking your focus away from God? What do you need to change so you can say with Mary “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord”? Take these distractions and idols to Mary and ask her to help you let go of them. She longs to bring you to her Son. You only have to ask.
Paired with these purple agate Hail Mary beads are white howlite Our Father beads to remind you of the goal of life – heaven, in perfect union with God – but threaded through with grey to remind you of your humanity – that we needed Jesus to be our Savior and must continually ask for the graces to become holy.
To finish off the rosary, the centerpiece is the Miraculous Medal (a beautiful devotion to Mary that is well worth your time researching) and a stunningly ornate crucifix both pointing to the Heavenly glory of God.
The Magnificat prayer as written in the Breviary:
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.”
At 16 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is roughly 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 rosary:
Center piece: 3/4″x5/8″ Miraculous Medal silver oxidized center piece with a slight blue tone
Crucifix: 1-3/4″x1″ detailed silver oxidized crucifix
Hail Mary beads: 8mm matte striped purple agate semi-precious stone beads
Our Father beads: 8mm white howlite semi-precious stone beads
Spacers: 4mm light grey-blue mother of pearl spacer beads with silver oxidized flower bead caps and black czech glass seed beads
With a little bit of practice, you can easily undo/redo the clasp on this rosary bracelet so you can pray it anywhere. The short strand of beads makes it perfect for holding it in the palm of your hand and keeps it from getting caught on anything.
On the bracelet you have the Benedictine Crucifix (protection against demons and temptation in general) and the Miraculous Medal (Mary asked that all wear it).
Stylish, practical, and comfortable, this rosary bracelet has been my go-to rosary for months.
Bracelet measurements – I found the best way to measure my wrist size is to use my phone charger cable because it simulates the thickness of the beads when on the wrist. Wrap the cord around your wrist and make it a comfortable size. Mark (pencil/pen/sharpie) the cord, then measure it flat.
Choose the bracelet size closest to your measurement, rounding down as the beading wire will relax and get larger with constant wear, especially with showering.
7″ – The size in the photos on my wrist. Fits snugly directly against the skin.
7.5″ – what I’m finding to be the average wrist size.
8″ – larger wrist size.
Feel free to ask for a specific size if these don’t work! Extra beads are added between the crucifix and clasp and are adjusted to order.
— Have a particular devotion, size, color, or style of rosary that you are looking for? Send me a message at email@example.com and I’d be happy to make a custom rosary just for you. —
My mom LOVED this rosary bracelet for Mother’s Day! I love the full rosaries, but this is a great way to have a beautiful decade with you at all times.
Ania Staszak –
I absolutely love it. It is so beautiful, really nice, delicate and easy to wear.