For your consideration is a Gray Chip Rosary, handcrafted. The center is imported from Italy.
* Handcrafted grey and white porcelain beads are used for the Our Father Beads. These beads are almost one inch long.
* The Hail Mary Beads each have 3 Chip Stones (the number of Chip Stones, per Hail Mary, is three; signifying the Holy Trinity.)
* The stones all have a smooth inviting feel
* The center of the Rosary is the Miraculous Medal. Please see lower description about the origin of the Miraculous Medal.
* The Crucifix is Jesus and His Mother.
* This Rosary is appropriate for either male or female.
* The length of the Rosary is 30 inches.
~ Your Rosary will be gift-boxed.
~ You will also receive a small booklet called, “My Pocket Rosary”. This small booklet contains 72 pages of several prayers including stunning pictures and a teaching guide to the Rosary.
All my work has a lifetime warranty. If anything should happen to your Rosary, it will be repaired, free of charge; you cover the shipping to me and I will ship it back to you, no charge.
🌹The Meaning of the Front Side of the Miraculous Medal🌹
Mary is standing upon a globe, crushing the head of a serpent beneath her foot. She stands upon the globe, as the Queen of Heaven and Earth. Her feet crush the serpent to proclaim Satan and all his followers are helpless before her (Gn 3:15). The year of 1830 on the Miraculous Medal is the year the Blessed Mother gave the design of the Miraculous Medal to Saint Catherine Labouré. The reference to Mary conceived without sin supports the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary—not to be confused with the virgin birth of Jesus, and referring to Mary’s sinlessness, “full of grace” and “blessed among women” (Luke 1:28)—that was proclaimed 24 years later in 1854.
🕊 The Meaning of the Back Side of the Miraculous Medal 🕊
The twelve stars can refer to the Apostles, who represent the entire Church as it surrounds Mary. They also recall the vision of Saint John, writer of the Book of Revelation (12:1), in which “a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars.” The cross can symbolize Christ and our redemption, with the bar under the cross a sign of the earth. The “M” stands for Mary, and the interleaving of her initial and the cross shows Mary’s close involvement with Jesus and our world. In this, we see Mary’s part in our salvation and her role as mother of the Church. The two hearts represent the love of Jesus and Mary for us. (See also Lk 2:35).
Then Mary spoke to Catherine: “Have a medal struck upon this model. Those who wear it will receive great graces, especially if they wear it around the neck.” Catherine explained the entire series of apparitions to her confessor, and she worked through him to carry out Mary’s instructions. She did not reveal that she received the Medal until soon before her death 46 years later.
With approval of the Church, the first Medals were made in 1832 and were distributed in Paris. Almost immediately the blessings that Mary had promised began to shower down on those who wore her Medal. The devotion spread like wildfire. Marvels of grace and health, peace and prosperity, followed in its wake. Before long people were calling it the “Miraculous” Medal. In 1836, a canonical inquiry undertaken at Paris declared the apparitions to be genuine.
There is no superstition, nothing of magic, connected with the Miraculous Medal. The Miraculous Medal is not a “good-luck charm”. Rather, it is a great testimony to faith and the power of trusting prayer. Its greatest miracles are those of patience, forgiveness, repentance, and faith. God uses a Medal, not as a sacrament, but as an agent, an instrument, in bringing to pass certain marvelous results. “The weak things of this earth hath God chosen to confound the strong.”
When our Blessed Mother gave the design of the medal to Saint Catherine Labouré she said, “Now it must be given to the whole world and to every person.”