Olive Wood Rosary With Soil From Bethlehem.
Hand made Olive Wood rosary mounted on a silver plated chain with centerpiece containing from one side Soil from Bethlehem where Jesus was born, and the other side virgin Mary and baby Jesus icon as seen in the picture.
This hand made Olive Wood rosary made out 7 mm beads size and ends with a high quality metal cross size 4 cm x 2.5 cm. Olive Wood rosary is about 18.5″ inches long. This rosary is hand made in Bethlehem, the Holy Land.
Did you know !
The word rosary comes from Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary. If you were to ask what object is most emblematic of Catholics, people would probably say, “The rosary, of course.” We’re familiar with the images: the silently moving lips of the old woman fingering her beads; the oversized rosary hanging from the waist of the wimpled nun; more recently, the merely decorative rosary hanging from the rearview mirror.
After Vatican II the rosary fell into relative disuse. The same is true for Marian devotions as a whole. But in recent years the rosary has made a comeback, and not just among Catholics. Many Protestants now say the rosary, recognizing it as a truly biblical form of prayer—after all, the prayers that comprise it come mainly from the Bible.
The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set number of specific prayers. First are the introductory prayers: one Apostles’ Creed (Credo), one Our Father (the Pater Noster or the Lord’s Prayer), three Hail Mary’s (Ave’s), one Glory Be (Gloria Patri).