Body and Blood
Rosary with round polished blood red South Sea coral Hail Mary beads and round polished bloodstone Our Fathers, with a two-sided Ecce Homo / Mater Dolorosa center and a crucifix of nails.
Symbolism in This Rosary
In Medieval painting, the infant Jesus is often depicted wearing a red coral necklace, foreshadowing his later sacrifice and death.
Bloodstone, also called heliotrope, has a long history of ornamental use, dating back at least to the Babylonians, even if the legend goes that it was formed when Christ’s blood fell on the rocks below the cross. It is a form of chalcedony with red inclusions, and was used in the Middle Ages in sculptures depicting martyrdom.
The dual symbols of Ecce Homo and Mater Dolorosa depict Christ at his moment of shame before the people of Jerusalem and His mother’s great grief at his execution. They are humbling images to remind us of their suffering, and to bring us starkly to the moment of His sacrifice.
Our goal is to provide you a rosary, not just sell you a rosary. We use only stainless steel eyepins, linkages, and jump rings for both their strength and durability. If there is any defect in the workmanship of a rosary you purchase from us, please let us know, and we will make it right, free of charge, including shipping, within the first year of purchase. Also, for as long as we make rosaries (a lifetime, we hope!), if a rosary we made for you ever has a broken linkage, eyepin, or jump ring, we will be happy to repair it, with cost limited to shipping. Whatever we can do to keep you praying!