St Elizabeth of Hungary, Catholic Saint's Niner Rosary
This little chaplet rosary is also known as a "niner chaplet", simply because it has 9 beads in total. This one is dedicated to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary who lived from 1207 to 1231. She was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, and a greatly venerated saint recognized in the Catholic, Anglican & Lutheran Churches.
Elizabeth of Hungary is the patron saint of hospitals, nurses, bakers, brides, exiles, dying children, exiles, homeless people, lace-makers, widows and the Third Order of St. Francis.
The niner chaplet is a small and useful rosary with a long history, and most likely comes from the tradition of the novena, a set of nine prayers. Various saints are used for niner chaplets with the intention of praying for their intercession for special concerns or as novena prayer beads.
I've created this one with Czech glass beads in vivid red, a reminder of the miracle of roses in Elizabeth's life. Small white Swarovski crystals are set into the chain between the sets of 3 prayer beads adding a subtle sparkle.
At one end is a medal showing St Elizabeth of Hungary with the words "Pray For Us" on the back, and at the other is a traditional filigree style silver pewter crucifix.
Length: 35cm / 13.75 inches
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch
Crucifix: 3.5cm / 1.5 inches
A lovely wee chaplet that comes with a card of the traditional prayers. It will be attractively wrapped too.