St Stephen One-Decade Rosary - Faith
One decade rosary featuring a medal of Saint Stephen, made with natural black agate beads. These small rosaries are also known as pocket rosaries, or decima rosaries.
Stephen became the first Christian martyr when he was stoned to death for his faith in Jesus Christ. St Stephen is the patron saint of stonemasons, casket makers, horses, deacons and those suffering from headaches.
The decade loop meets at a center ring stamped with the word "FAITH", and a medal of Saint Stephen hangs there. The rosary is finished with a contemporary style crucifix with good detail, made with nickle and lead free pewter.
Stephen is venerated as a saint in the Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran churches. Stephen's name means "crown", and he was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown.
Stephen was a deacon in the early Christian church. The apostles had found that they needed helpers to look after the care of the widows and the poor so they ordained seven deacons, and Stephen is the most famous of these. God worked many miracles through St Stephen and he spoke with much wisdom and grace.
Length: 25cm / 10 inches;
Beads: 8mm & 15mm black agate;
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch;
Crucifix: 4.5cm / 1.75 inches.
A lightweight and compact small rosary, well-made for regular personal use. It would make a thoughtful gift, and comes attractively wrapped.