Fire of Redemption
Rosary with round polished pyrite Hail Mary beads and round polished dark blue, almost gray kyanite Our Fathers, with an Italian-made Holy Face of Jesus center and an Italian-made crucifix of nails.
More About This Rosary
Pyrite derives its name for the Greek work for “fire,” and was used as a fire-starter in place of flint since prehistoric times, as it sparks when struck against iron or steel. Also called “fool’s gold,” its raw form resembles gold nuggets---it is actually, in its pure form, iron sulfide, and was mined to produce sulfur before sulfur was more easily obtained from oil.
Kyanite is a striking natural blue gemstone whose names derives from the Greek word for “blue.” It is an index mineral, as it forms only under a specific temperature and pressure. It can exhibit chatoancy, and it often exhibits a range of blues. It has a rare quality of different hardnesses depending on the direction it is struck. Until the 20th Century, it was often mistaken for sapphire.
The Holy Face of Jesus is an image based on the Shroud of Turin. Devotion to the Holy Face is most associated with Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face, and she has written many prayers of devotion to Christ’s Holy Face and pinned an image of it over her heart.
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!