Rosary with purple rondelle faceted glass Hail Mary beads and purple electroplate rondelle faceted glass Our Fathers, with a rose-shaped Our Lady of Lourdes center and an Italian-made flared Saint Benedict crucifix.
More About This Rosary
Purple is historically the color of royalty and great wealth. In the church, it denotes suffering and is worn during Lent. It can serve as a balance to the joys of spring or as a reminder of Christ’s kingship. It was also one of the colors, along with blue, scarlet, and white, used in the veils and carpets of the Tabernacle of the temple.
Roses have been associated with Mary even before the devotion of the rosary, the prayer which represents the garlands of roses she wears in Heaven. They accompany her in several of her apparitions, most famously at La Salette and in the Miracle of the Roses of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady is often referred to as the Rose Without Thorns.
Our Lady of Lourdes appeared to Saint Bernadette in 1858, along with a spring of water associated with many miracles of healing. Lourdes was the apparition where Mary clarified her Immaculate Conception, and the grotto built at the site has become a major pilgrimage site.
The Saint Benedict crucifix has a long history and a complex symbolism. The Order of Saint Benedict does the best job clearly explaining the details.
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!