African Jade Irish Penal Rosary
Hail Mary beads: 8mm African TurquoiseOur Father beads: 10mm Faceted Fancy JasperCrucifix: Solid BronzeCeltic Ring: Solid bronzeWire: 20 gauge solid brass, hand wiredThe Irish Penal Rosary is a reproduction of the rosaries used during the penal time in Ireland when rosaries were forbidden. The ring slips over your finger to easily hold the rosary in your pocket for praying a decade of the rosary.
"The crucifix has symbols of the Passion: a hammer for the nails of the cross, a halo for the Crown of Thorns, a jug symbolizing the Last Supper, cords for binding which recall the scourging at the Pillar, the spear used at Calvary, a cock and pot which illustrates an early apocryphal legend relating to Judas, the betrayer, and a roasting cock which suddenly came to life and crowed, thus prophesying the Resurrection, three nails used for the crucifix. Small marks along the side of the corpus indicate a ladder, both used in the crucifixion and by which we ascend to heaven." (from Wikipedia)
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