Catholic Man's Rosary, 3 Decade Rosary with Natural Agate Beads
A handsome 3 decade rosary for a Catholic man, made with natural moss agate gemstone beads and featuring a Sacred Heart medal 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 is connector of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a small image of the Holy Family on the back. The crucifix is traditional "budded" style with the 3 "buds" at the end of each arm representing the Holy Trinity.. 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: 40cm / 15.75 inches
Center: 2cm / 0.8 inch
Crucifix: 4.5cm / 1.8 inches
This rosary is well made for rugged hands and will last for many years of prayer. It comes in a handmade cotton pouch to keep it in.
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