Rosary with round polished red glass Hail Mary beads and round faceted black glass Our Fathers, with an Our Lady of Fatima center and a Fatima crucifix.
Symbolism in This Rosary
Red symbolizes the blood shed for our atonement, as well as a devotion unto martyrdom. It is one of the colors of Christ’s Divine Mercy, and is the vestment color for both Good Friday and Pentecost. It is the color of witness---a life lived for Christ even unto death.
Black, often associated in the Bible with sin and death, is an immediate reminder of Christ’s sacrifice for us---his death in atonement for our sins. Though black has a negative connotation in much of the Old