Anglican Rosary, St Patrick's Breastplate Prayer
St Patrick's Breastplate is a popular prayer attributed to Saint Patrick. According to tradition, he wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity.
The prayer is also called the Lorica of St Patrick--a lorica being a type of prayer of protection (literally meaning "breastplate"), which was popular in Celtic countries. Since then, it has always been used not only as a morning prayer, but as a prayer of protection.
This Anglican rosary is made with teal blue Czech glass nugget beads for the weeks, and pressed glass flower beads for the larger beads between the 4 sets of prayer beads.These lovely beads have variegated blue & teal colours, touched with copper highlights.
A medal of Saint Patrick hangs at the center of the rosary, and a double-sided Celtic cross completes the design. A card with the traditional prayers for this rosary is included.
Length: 42cm /16.5 inches;
Cross: 3cm /1.25 inches tall;
Beads" 8mm nuggets, 12mm flowers.
A lovely rosary for personal use, or for gifting. It comes in a handmade (by me) rosary pouch to keep it in.
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Anglican Saint Chaplets
Saint Patrick Collection