St. Joseph, the husband of Mary, watched over and protected the Holy Family through Jesus’ childhood. As a carpenter he provided for his family through the same kind of daily grind that we go through. That hidden life that no one really sees.
What is your hidden life like? As you pray this rosary, unite your daily struggles and joys with Joseph and Mary.
And remember that in every moment of Joseph’s hidden life, Jesus, the God of the universe, was with him. He allowed Joseph to teach Him carpentry – even though He had invented the trees themselves – and worked along side him. And when Joseph died, Jesus continued his work until He began the work of His Father in Heaven.
It’s interesting, fitting, that Jesus chose to be a carpenter when He knew what kind of death He would have – nailed to a wood cross. With each stroke of the plane did He mediate on His death?
Immerse yourself in your hidden life and realize Jesus is just as close to you as He was to Joseph. He dwells in your heart with its every beat.
This rosary, unlike my other rosaries, is made with wood, so it is rather light. However, if you decide on the large version, the crucifix is hefty and will add that weight back in.
The wood is sandalwood which smells AMAZING. And will remain for years (or that’s what they say). For whatever reason the smaller beads smell stronger than the larger.
The large rosary is 20.5in long while the small version is the standard 16in long.
The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, so it is super strong.
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: 5/8″x1″ silver oxidized St. Joseph center piece
Crucifix: silver oxidized Extreme Humility Crucifix. Small is 1-1/2″x1″, large is 2″x1-1/4″ and 1/4″ thick
Hail Mary beads: Small is 8mm sandalwood beads, large is 10mm sandalwood
Our Father beads: 10mm wood
Spacers: matte black czech glass seed beads and 4mm black agate
***If you would like to replace the centerpiece (or crucifix) for another devotion, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org***
BRACELETS ARE MADE WITH THE SMALLER 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 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. —
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