Joan of Arc 3 Decade Rosary, White Stone & Silver Pardon Crucifix
This handmade 3-decade rosary features Saint Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, in a handmade rosary of white howlite stone beads. The unique center medal shows St Joan in armour on the front, with her coat of arms on the back.
I've used 8mm round white howlite beads for the 3 decades of Hail Mary beads, with 10mm rounds for the Our Father prayer beads. All beads are individually hand-linked with silver rosary wire, and the larger beads are finished with silver bead caps and then wire-wrapped for extra strength where needed most.
The rosary begins and ends with a silver pewter crucifix which is known as the Pardon Crucifix or the Forgiveness Cross. On the back of the cross are the words "Behold this heart which has so loved men. Father forgive them".
Length from mid-back to end of cross: 40cm / 15.75 inches;
Center medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch across;
Crucifix: 5cm / 2 inches tall.
3 decade rosaries are popular for travel, being more compact than the full rosary while still having the feel of the larger beads. They are also used for praying the 6 decade rosary by going around the loop twice.
A lovely rosary for personal use, which would make a thoughtful gift. It comes in a handmade (by me) rosary pouch.
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3 and 6 decade rosaries
The rosary collection
Saint's chaplet rosaries