St. Patrick was taken from his home in Britain by Irish raiders when he was only 16 years old. Held captive, he was tasked with being a shepherd, and spent the next 6 years in general isolation, alone in a strange land. He spent many hours in prayer, leaning on the faith his parents had taught him, and becoming increasingly devout.
One day, he had a dream where God spoke to him, telling him it was time to leave Ireland, so he escaped and began the perilous 200 mile walk to the coast where he would eventually escape back to Britain. But his time in Ireland was not over, visited by an angel, again in a dream, God invited him to return to Ireland as a missionary, to which he accepted, beginning a 15 year period of study to become a priest.
Upon his return to Ireland, on fire for the faith, he spoke to the pagan natives as one who knew them. Previous missionaries had tried to fully stamp out the Irish culture in relation to religion, to no avail, but Patrick found ways to incorporate that which they already knew into worship of the One True God. Lighting fires in celebration at Easter, imposing the sun onto the Cross, and other things to help the Irish understand God.
This rosary, crafted with the stunning shamrock-green beads, flecked with glittering pyrite, perfectly represent the lush landscapes of Ireland that St. Patrick knew and loved. The genuine pearls represents the faith he brought to the Irish, and our reminder to put God first above all else, selling all we have to purchase the pearl of great price.
The centerpiece of the St. Patrick Rosary is a beautiful medal featuring the image of St. Patrick himself, with St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on the reverse. The crucifix is a 3-way crucifix depicting a stunningly detailed cross with the Miraculous Medal and St. Benedict Medal on either side. Double-sided with the same attention to detail is the reverse of the two medals with the inscription “Behold this heart which has so loved men” and “Father forgive them”.
This St. Patrick Rosary is perfect for both personal use and as a gift for someone special. It comes packaged with a silk rosary bag and card with the above story of St. Patrick.
At 17 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is about 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: 1″x1/2″ silver tone St. Patrick with St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Crucifix: 1-3/4″x1″ silver tone 3-way crucifix
Hail Mary beads: 8mm dyed green pyrite stone beads
Our Father beads: ~8mm genuine pearls with silver tone bead caps
Spacers: clear czech glass seed beads
— 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. —