St Clare of Assisi Chaplet Rosary
A chaplet is a small rosary, often used for a short or specific prayer time. Using a chaplet can add an extra dimension to your prayer life, and little chaplets like this niner are often dedicated to saints.
My Chaplet of Saint Clare of Assisi brings to mind the founding Abbess of the Poor Clares with lovely clarity, reflected in the clear blue beads I've used for this little rosary.
Saint Clare is an Italian saint, one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. A devout follower of St Francis’ teachings, she founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a religious monastic order for women in the Franciscan tradition. She wrote their Rule of Life - the first monastic rule known to have been written by a woman. After her death the Order was renamed the Order of Saint Clare in her honor, and is commonly known as "the Poor Clares".
This chaplet is made in the traditional layout for this devotion, with 3 groups of 3 beads. At one end is a medal of St Clare, and at the other is a San Damiano crucifix. This is a replica of the cross that Saint Francis was kneeling in front of when he received his commission from God to rebuild His church. The original cross hangs in the Basilica of Saint Clare in Assisi, Italy.
The beads in this chaplet are each 10mm round Czech glass, a larger size with a comforting feel in the hands.
Length: 29cm / 11.5 inches
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch
Cross: 4cm tall / 1.6 inches
Beads: 10mm round Czech glass.
A lovely chaplet, well made for personal use - a card with the traditional prayers is included. It comes attractively wrapped for gift-giving too.