Rosary with round polished red tiger's eye Hail Mary beads and polished chunk citrine Our Fathers, with a Saint Padre Pio center and a crucifix of nails.
Symbolism in This Roary
Tiger’s-Eye is a brown stone of the quartz group that displays “chatoyancy,” or a changing of colors as the stone is viewed from different angles. This red variation is was a deliberate choice to be paired with the crucifix of nails and Padre Pio.
Citrine is a yellow form of quartz, which is very likely the stone referred to as “crystal” in the Bible. It was prized for its transparent quality and was used to make both gems and lenses. Both Old and New Testaments use it in metaphors to describe things as shining, clear, and smooth. Even in Biblical times it was a common mineral, and it is often used when describing expansive things, like the firmament or the sea.
Padre Pio was known to have close contact with Jesus and Mary throughout his life on Earth. A Capuchin priest and a stigmatic, he performed many miracles both during his earthly life and after, including healing, bilocation, and knowledge of people's hearts and sins before having met them.
The crucifix of nails evokes Padre Pio's stigmata.
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