Pope Francis & Saint Francis of Assisi Pocket Rosary, San Damiano Cross
This pocket rosary honors both Pope Francis and Saint Francis of Assisi. A smaller-sized rosary is perfect for slipping into a pocket or bag, keeping in the desk drawer, bedside table or car - anywhere you would like to have a rosary close.
The decade beads are 8mm round nephrite jade (known as greenstone in New Zealand), each linked by hand into the rosary.The Our Father prayer beads are 10mm round finished with silver end caps and wire-wrapping.
The center medal shows Pope Francis on one side and his Papal coat of arms on the other. The crucifix is known as the San Damiano cross, which is the style that Saint Francis of Assisi was praying in front of when he received his instruction from God to rebuild the Catholic Church.
The original cross hangs in the Basilica of Saint Clare in Assisi, Italy. A medal of St Francis with the words "Pray For Us" on the back hangs alongside the crucifix.
Length from mid-back to end of crucifix: 27cm / 10.75 inches
Crucifix: 4cm / 1.6 inches
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch.
The chaplet is well-made for years of prayer, and comes in attractive packaging along with a card explaining a bit about this special crucifix.