Rosary with round matte jasper Hail Marys with round polished river shell Our Fathers, featuring a Saint Pio of Pietrelcina center and a papal cucifix.
Symbolism in This RosaryJasper 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.Brown reminds us of the earth, of the dust from which we are formed, of the sands of time, and of the trunks and branches of trees. There is a strength to it; it serves as a point of origin and foundation, and sustains and supports us into the future.Shell, in tradition, has come to represent our baptism---even the dishes used by priests to pour water over the heads of catechumens are often shaped like scallops. It has come be be closely associated with Saint James, the Apostle, and his missionary journey to Iberia. Also, from shells we retrieve pearls, the material of the gates of heaven.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 papal crucifix is most closely associated with Saint Pope John Paul II, as his staff, though it was commissioned and carried by earlier Pope Paul VI and has been used by both Popes Benedict and Francis. It is intended here to invoke the memory of John Paul II and his great ministry on Earth, and to direct prayers toward him.
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!