St Matthew the Apostle Chaplet Rosary, Niner Style
Matthew the Apostle (also known as Saint Matthew and as Levi) was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus, and according to Christian tradition, one of the 4 Evangelists. This small rosary is a "niner" chaplet of St Matthew, and comes with a prayer card.
I've chosen square Czech glass art beads for the 3 sets of 3 prayer beads in the chaplet, each bead a wee work of art in translucent amber with touches of verdigris blue & green. At one end is a medal of Saint Matthew, and at the other is a traditional "lily" style crucifix.
The lily crucifix has arms that end in a 3-ppointed lily shape, representing the 3-fold nature of the Holy Trinity. Taken together, there are 12 points which stand for the 12 Apostles who went out from the Cross to spread the Good News to the world.
Length: 28cm / 11 inches;
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch;
Cross: 4cm / 1.6 inches tall.
A lovely chaplet for personal use or gifting, to anyone with an affinity for this great saint, who is the patron saint of bankers. It comes attractively packaged along with the card of the traditional prayers.