6 Decade Stella Maris Rosary, Green Cyrstal & Brass
Stella Maris - Our Lady Star of the Sea - is one of the Virgin Mary's titles, revealing her as a sign of hope and a guiding star for Christians. I've made this rosary with 6 decades of Ave beads and 7 Paters, a layout often called the Brigittine rosary.
This handmade Catholic rosary has beautiful 7mm Czech crystal Ave beads in a clear peridot green color that shimmer in the light. The Pater beads are 10mm amber picasso glass cushion beads, finished with tiny Swarovski crystals & wire-wrapping.
The special center medal is a bronze heart with thorns and a drop of blood on the front, and a quote from Pope Pius IX on the back which reads "Place on thy heart one drop of the precious Blood of JESUS & fear nothing." The rosary is completed with a beautiful bronze medal of Stella Maris hanging alongside a small "grapes & vine" style crucifix.
The beads are linked into the rosary by hand with bronze rosary wire with wire-wrapping on the Paters, which will last for many years of prayer & is covered by my lifetime guarantee. It is reasonably lightweight with smaller beads than some of my rosaries, and it flows smoothly through your hands as you pray the rosary.
Under the name Stella Maris, the Virgin Mary is believed to intercede as a guiding light for Christians, in particular a light and protector for those who travel or seek their livelihoods on the sea. This would also be a lovely wedding rosary for anyone traveling or marrying near the sea, or with a special affinity for the oceans of the world.
Length from mid-back to end of cross: 54cm / 21.25 inches;
Crucifix: 3cm / 1.2 inches tall;
The Brigittine and Carmelite rosaries are similar to the Dominican rosary however they each have six decades instead of five. The 7 Pater beads honor the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the 63 Ave Maria beads commemorate the sixty-three years it is believed the Blessed Mother lived on this earth before her Assumption. In addition, the Apostles' Creed is often recited at the end of each decade rather than the Glory Be.
A lovely rosary for personal use or for gifting, it comes in a handmade (by me) textile rosary pouch to keep it in, and will be attractively wrapped.
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3 & 6 Decade Rosaries
The Rosary Collection