12 Step Recovery Meditation or Prayer Beads with Matt Talbot Medal
This set of meditation or prayer beads is full of symbols of recovery, and features a medal of Matt Talbot, the patron of those recovering from alcoholism. Designed for members of 12 Step recovery programs, the beads can be used as an aid to prayer and meditation, or simply as "worry beads" to help relieve stress in challenging times.
There are 12 glossy hematite beads (8mm round) in the loop, one for each of the 12 Steps in the recovery program. There is a small Celtic knot bead after the 3rd Step bead, so the first 3 steps are easy to locate by touch. The inter-twined Celtic knot is a symbol of the many times each day our spiritual and physical lives cross each other.
The loop meets at a braided circle, again referencing the continuity of the cycles of life. The front drop contains 3 twisted hematite ovals, one for each of the 3 principles of recovery.
The beads begin and end with a medal of Matt Talbot, and a silver pewter Unity symbol. Matt Talbot was himself a recovering alcoholic, and a man of extraordinary Christian faith. This set of recovery beads would make a great gift for any Catholic or Christian in recovery.
Length: 22.5cm (9")
Medal: 2.5cm (1")
Unity symbol: 2cm (0.8")
The beads come attractively wrapped along with a pamphlet that explains their purpose and has some suggested ways to start using them, along with a copy of the full Serenity Prayer.