Fruits of Sacrifice
Rosary with round polished fruit jasper Hail Mary beads and round polished carnelian Our Fathers, with an Italian-made two-sided Ecce Homo / Mater Dolorosa center and an Italian-made Holy Trinity crucifix.
Symbolism in This Rosary
Jasper is one of the twelve foundation stones of the New Jerusalem, as written by Saint John in the book of Revelation. The Jasper available and valued at the time of his writing was green-hued, though there are an incredible number of varieties in a variety of colors. It is also named as one of the stones in the breastplate of Aaron, as described in Exodus. It could be highly polished, even long ago, and was used both as a gem and as a medium for sculpted items.
Carnelian, also known as sardius, is the sixth foundation stone of Revelation’s New Jerusalem, and is also used in Revelation to describe the Lord. It has a long history of use by royalty, with a strand of carnelian beads from 3100 BC discovered in Egypt.
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.
The Holy Trinity crucifix depicts the Father supporting the Son on the Cross, with the Holy Spirit present above them.
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!