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 Testament with few exceptions, Christ’s death, through grace, is our clean slate, and a touchstone for our prayers, much like the darkness at the beginning of creation---the start of something new and wonderful.
Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three children every month between May and October of 1917. In addition to prophecies and the Miracle of the Sun at her last appearance, she request the children and others pray the rosary every day, adding the prayer “Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of thy mercy.” at the end of each decade.
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!