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 some reason the 8mm small version has a more pervasive smell than the 10mm large.
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 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 beads (if you loose the spacers, don’t even worry about it).
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: 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***
— 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. —