Rosary with multicolored round dyed jasper Hail Mary beads and blue heart-shaped dyed howlite Our Fathers, with a two-sided Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary center and a small four-way 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.
Howlite is crystalline mineral found in sedimentary rock first identified in 1868 by Henry How, after he was alerted to a nuisance rock in a gypsum mine in Nova Scotia that was difficult to excavate. Because it is porous and naturally white, it is easy to dye, and its veining texture makes it a common substitute for turquoise.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus represents Christ’s unconditional love for all humanity, as well as his suffering for us. It at times is depicted with a cross over it or the fire of his burning love.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary represents Mary’s three-part love---her virginal love for God the Father, her maternal love for God the Son, and her compassion for the entire world.
The Four-Way Crucifix, or medal, contains the images of the Miraculous Medal, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saint Christopher, and Saint Joseph, as well as sometimes including a dove to represent the Holy Spirit.
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!