The powerful impact of this rosary lies in the stark contrast between the vivid red Our Father beads and the white howlite Hail Mary beads which gave this rosary it’s name; the purity of Christ paired with his sacrifice. Simplicity paired with stunning beauty; this rosary speaks of a quiet regality.
The clear seed beads give a visual differentiation between the Hail Mary beads without drawing attention to themselves. The only added decoration to the rosary are the simple silver spacers around the Our Father beads which stand out by themselves as cathedral-cut red glass with a slight speckling of green-blue glass on the ends.
To accent and accentuate the shape of the OurFather spacers, the center piece of this rosary is an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a beautifully detailed border. Devotion to the Sacred Heart grew from a devotions to the wounds of Christ, and is one of the most widely practiced devotions among Catholics. In the words of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the saint to whom the devotion was revealed to, “Our Lord Jesus Christ desires that we should, for sanctifying ourselves, glorify His all-loving Heart; for it was His Heart that suffered the most in His Sacred Humanity”.
Have you stopped to contemplate Jesus’ Passion? How God Himself became a human – just like us! – to teach us how to live life to the full and how to be more like himself – like God! – and then he died specifically for you, for me, for your parents and friends, so that we could join him in Heaven and so we could learn how to unite our own pain and suffering and sorrows to his Cross, allowing him to infuse our suffering with redemptive power. The mystery of Jesus’ life takes a lifetime to fully understand. But meditating on his wounds, his heart, and his precious blood, we can slowly but surely come to understand.
On the reverse of the Sacred Heart center piece is an image of the Holy Family; another beautiful devotion to mediating on the childhood of Jesus and the sacredness of family life. Finally, the crucifix is simply embellished, 2-in tall, and silver oxidized.
At 15.5 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is roughly the same size as your standard rosary. The rosary is assembled in what is called the Heirloom Quality style which means it is strung on 19-strand steel beading wire with crimping beads so it is super strong and will last a lifetime of use. While I do strength test every rosary, it is still a handmade piece and prone to human error. So, should it break, simply gather all the beads you can find and contact me and I’ll gladly repair it for you for free sans shipping and the replacement of major beads (if you loose the spacers, don’t even worry about it).
This rosary really is the perfect gift for a dear friend or yourself. The beads are stone and have a weight to them, which I always find helps me really focus when I’m praying. They also take on the ambient temperature of the room- so in winter I usually find my rosary to be a little chilly- just another reminder that you’re praying! But they also quickly warm up from your body heat.
This was the first rosary I designed and I am so excited to share it with you all.
Features of the rosary:
Center piece: 7/8″x5/8″ silver oxidized double-sided Sacred Heart of Jesus and Holy Family medal
Crucifix: 2″x1-1/4″ silver oxidized leaf-flared crucifix
Hail Mary beads: 8mm matte white howlite stone beads
Our Father beads: 8mm red czech glass cathedral shaped beads with silver spacer beads
Spacers: clear czech glass seed beads
— Have a particular devotion, size, color, or style of rosary that you are looking for? Send me a message and I’d be happy to make a custom rosary just for you. —