Catholic 3 Decade Rosary, Our Lady of Fatima with Natural Agate Beads
An attractive 3 decade rosary for a Catholic man or woman, made in bronze with natural moss agate gemstone beads & featuring Our Lady of Fatima at its center.
The 3-decade rosary is popular for people who travel or are on the move because it is a smaller size but still has good-sized beads for ease of handling. They are also used to pray the 6-decade rosary by going around the loop twice.
I've used 8mm round moss agate gemstone beads for the 3 decades of Hail Mary beads, and 10mm round beads for the Our Father prayer beads. These natural semi-precious gemstone beads have an air of solidness about them, and are traditionally associated with abundance and connection to the land. You can see the moss-like inclusions in each bead, remnants of the plant material that fossilized in the earth where this stone is found.
The center medal connector shows Our Lady of Fatima. The crucifix is traditional "lily" style with the 3 points at the end of each arm representing the Holy Trinity. This traditional cross is also known as the Apostle's cross, because added together, the 12 points represent the Apostles who went out from the Cross to carry the Good News to the world.
Both pieces are cast in brass and then lightly oxidized to bring out the details and to give an aged, time-worn look to the rosary.
Length mid-back to end of crucifix: 38cm / 15 inches
Center: 2cm / 0.8 inch
Crucifix: 4.5cm / 1.8 inches
This rosary is well made and will last for many years of prayer. It comes in a handmade cotton pouch to keep it in.
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Our Lady of Fatima Collection
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