The Virtues – rosary


White gradient rosary dedicated to meditating on the virtues and walking with Mary.

Scroll down to learn about the meditation for this rosary!


Please note that each rosary will be unique and the design might change in practice, but not in spirit, over time. Centerpieces and crucifixes might change, but should be noted in the photos. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at!


In the unlikely event that this rosary should break, simply gather all the beads you can find and email me. You only pay for shipping and the replacement of missing parts; major beads and the medals.


In this rosary, walk with Mary to contemplate the virtues: Faith, Hope, Charity (love), Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, Temperance, and all the sub virtues, one at a time for the whole rosary, or meditate on each virtue traditionally linked to each mystery found below.

As you begin with the clear beads, meditate with Mary on the state of our soul. The clear beads are symbolic of us every day this side of Heaven – full of capitulation when it comes to living the virtues out. We cave the second life gets hard.

As you journey up the rosary, the beads get more opaque – becoming steadfast in practicing virtue – but have flaws in them – those times we still fail even when we’re trying.

But finally at the apex of the rosary we are reminded of the goal; a purity in our love of God, pure white beads that look how Mary’s heart looks like. Ask her to obtain for you the graces necessary to make your heart look like her’s and therefore Jesus’.

And as you journey back down the rosary towards those clear beads, make a resolution and tell it to Mary about how you will practice the virtues in your life today. I suggest, if you are inclined, to pick a different virtue every week or month and meditate with just the one at a time.

Or the traditional mystery to virtue links are:

Joyful mysteries

1. Annunciation (Lk 1,28) – Love of Humility

2. Visitation (Lk: 1,42) – Love of Neighbor

3. Nativity (Lk 2,7) – Spirit of Poverty

4. Presentation (Lk 2,28) – Virtue of Obedience

5. Finding in the Temple (Lk 2, 46) – Virtue of Piety


Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony in the Garden (Mk 14,35) – True Contrition

2. Scourging at the Pillar (Mk 15,15) – Virtue of Purity

3. Crowning with Thorns (Mk 15,17) – Moral Courage

4. Carrying of the Cross (Jn 19, 17) – Virtue of Patience

5. Crucifixion (Lk 13, 33) – Final Perseverance


Luminous Mysteries

1. The Baptism of Jesus – Openness to the Holy Spirit

2. The Miracle at Cana – To Jesus through Mary

3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God – Repentance and Trust in God

4. The Transfiguration – Spiritual Courage

5. The Institution of the Eucharist – Eucharistic Adoration


Glorious Mysteries

1. Resurrection (Mk 16,6) – Virtue of Faith

2. Ascension (Mk 16,19) – Virtue of Hope

3. Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2,4) – Love of God

4. Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Devotion to Our Lady

5. Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Eternal Happiness


These were developed before the Luminous Mysteries were made


At 16 inches long, with 8mm beads, these rosaries are about the same size as a standard rosary. The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, so it is super strong.  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).

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.

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.

I’m so excited to release this rosary! All the pieces came together so well.


Features of the rosary:

Center piece: 3/4″x3/4″ silver tone Miraculous Medal with angels

Crucifix: 2″x1-1/4″ silver tone crucifix with vines

Hail Mary beads: 10 different stones from agate to jade to jasper. May vary slightly depending on availability of the stones, but will always have a smooth gradient.

Our Father beads: 10mm Malaysian jade with double silver bead caps and clear quartz spacers

Spacers: clear czech glass seed


— 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. —

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 1 in


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For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

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