A rosary is one of the most well-known and recognized symbols of Catholicism. It is a chain or string of knots used as a tool for prayer to commune with the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Rosary is the set of prayers said when using a rosary, including the Lord's Prayer and meditations on the Joyful Mysteries, the Glorious Mysteries, and the Sorrowful Mysteries. The most common rosary is made up of rosary beads divided into sections, often with a cross or crucifix hanging from the end. A rosary consists of five decades or sections of small beads, each separated by a Pater (Our Father) bead.
The rosary, according to Catholic church tradition, was created by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. St. Dominic, a Dominican friar who founded the order in the 13th century, is said to have seen a vision of Our Lady giving him a rosary and asking that Christians replace the Psalms with the specific prayers of the Hail Mary, Our Father, and Glory Be. The Dominican order has since become known for its public preaching and devotion to the Catholic rosary and the Holy Mary. The 15-decade rosary of St. Dominic was the first known rosary.
The colors of the rosary beads often have significance. For instance, green is associated with hope and the renewal of a new life; white symbolizes purity; and red signifies redemption by Jesus Christ. The black rosary bead represents grounding and protection. When black beads are employed in the Holy Rosary prayer, it is associated with feelings of self-control and perseverance. This is why black beads are sometimes used in memory of deceased loved ones.
Making Your Rosary
You can make your very own rosary for personal use or to give to another person of faith. A custom, hand-made rosary is a great gift for anyone who wants to incorporate the Jesus prayer into their life. The beauty and meaning behind this necklace will make it appreciated no matter how devout the recipient is!
Holy Land Market is eager to provide you with the finest beads, designed and made specifically for your Catholic or Anglican rosary. We offer different types of beads for your custom rosaries, from Jerusalem cross-shaped Bethlehem olive wood beads and large rose-scented beads to oval carved beads and large jasmine scented beads. The beads go perfectly with a sterling silver cross or any other feature you have in mind.
Why You Should Buy Holy Land Market Prayer Beads Collections
Holy Land Market is committed to only selling high-quality beads. We have a plethora of options available, but all our beads are hand-crafted by talented artisans in the Holy Land. The following are a few things to expect from each item in our bead collections:
The olive wood utilized in producing these beads is tough and durable so you can anticipate that the hardwood beads will not chip or break over time. If you accidentally drop them or mishandle them in any way, our beads are made to withstand the wear and tear. You can expect your beads to age beautifully over time, giving you a keepsake that will last for many years to come.
These beads are handmade by Israel's top artisans, who have been taught their craft by the generations before them. They utilize sustainable harvesting techniques to gather wood. The artisans then carefully hand-paint or carve each bead with intricate detail, using natural dyes and eco-friendly materials. With attention to every detail, you can be confident that you're receiving the finest and nothing less!
Get your rosary beads from Holy Land Market and create your own special rosary to use when reciting the Holy Rosary.