St Patrick's Breastplate, Anglican Rosary Prayer Beads
This Christian rosary is known as the St Patrick's Breastplate rosary, and comes with a set of prayers with words attributed to Saint Patrick (372 -466) and translated by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1889. It features a medal of Saint Patrick at its center and a Celtic cross.
I've used 8mm round dark green serpentine beads for the week beads in this rosary, in remembrance of Saint Patrick's work in Ireland. This durable natural stone is very dark green with splashes of brighter green.
The beads separating the groups of prayer beads are silver pewter ovals with the Celtic endless knot design on both sides. The origin of the Celtic knot design is lost in the mists of time, but one meaning is that it shows the combined nature of our spiritual and physical path.
I've continued the Irish connection by adding a traditional style Celtic crucifix to the rosary, double-sided so the Celtic design shows on both sides.
The beads are all hand-linked with silver rosary wire, giving nice drape in the hands. This is a well-made rosary that will last for many years of prayer and is covered by my lifetime guarantee.
Length from mid-back to end of cross: 41cm / 16 inches
Cross: 4.5cm / 1.75 inches
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch tall.
St Patrick is one of the best known and most loved Christian saints and is the Patron Saint of Ireland, engineers and paralegals. Folk lore says he cleared Ireland of snakes.
This rosary comes in a handmade (by me) lined cotton rosary pouch to keep it in, along with the prayers for the St Patrick Breastplate rosary. It can of course be used with other prayers as well.
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Anglican / Christian Rosaries
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St Patrick Collection