Black/Rose Czech Bead Rosary Pardon Crucifix
Catholic Black/Rose Faceted Porphyr/Rose Druk Czech Bead Rosary ~ Italian Miraculous Center, Italian Pardon Crucifix Beautiful heirloom-quality handcrafted rosary made with 6mm Black and Rose Faceted Porphyr Czech glass Ave beads and 8mm Rose Druk Czech Pater beads. Italian-made Miraculous Medal center (0.75" long) and Pardon crucifix (1.5" long). This rosary is approximately 18.75" long.
About the Miraculous Medal and Pardon Crucifix
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The Miraculous Medal and Pardon Crucifix are powerful sacramentals.
The MIRACULOUS MEDAL
The Medal of the Immaculate Conception (popularly known as the Miraculous Medal) was given by the Virgin Mary to St. Catherine Labouré, a nun of the Daughters of Charity in Paris, France, in 1830. Our lady told St. Catherine that everyone who wore this medal would receive great graces. These graces were such, that over time the medal became known as the Miraculous Medal.
The Meaning of the Front Side of the Miraculous Medal
Mary stands on a globe, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and crushes the head of a serpent beneath her foot to proclaim Satan and all his followers are helpless before her (Gen 3:15).
The year of 1830 is the year of the Blessed Mother's apparitions to St. Catherine Labouré, where she gave St. Catherine the design of the medal.
The reference "O Mary, conceived without sin..." supports the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary (proclaimed 24 years later in 1854) - not to be confused with the virgin birth of Jesus - and refers to Mary's sinlessness, “full of grace” and “blessed among women” (Luke 1:28).
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, and also recall the vision of St. 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 symbolizes Christ and our redemption, while the bar under the cross is a sign of the earth. The “M” stands for Mary, which interwoven with the cross shows Mary’s close involvement with Jesus and our world. We see Mary’s part in our salvation and her role as mother of the Church.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary represent the love of Jesus and Mary for us. (See also Lk 2:35).
The PARDON CRUCIFIX
The Pardon Crucifix was presented to His Holiness and introduced at the Marian Congress of Rome in 1904 by the most Eminent Cardinal Vivès, president of the Congress, and was supported by his Eminence Cardinal Coullié, Archbishop of Lyon. Pope St. Pius X attached rich indulgences to the Pardon Crucifix in 1905. These indulgences apply to the souls in Purgatory as well!
Whoever carries on his person the Pardon Crucifix, may thereby gain an indulgence.
For devoutly kissing the Crucifix, an indulgence is gained.
Whoever says one of the following invocations before this crucifix may gain each time an indulgence: “Our Father who art in heaven, forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” “I beg the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray to the Lord our God for me.”
Whoever, habitually devout to this Crucifix, will fulfill the necessary conditions of Confession and Holy Communion, may gain a Plenary Indulgence on the following feasts: On the feasts of the Five Wounds of our Lord, the Invention of the Holy Cross, the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Immaculate Conception, and the Seven Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Whoever at the moment of death, fortified with the Sacraments of the Church, or contrite of heart, in the supposition of being unable to receive them, will kiss this Crucifix and ask pardon of God for his sins, and pardon his neighbor, will gain a Plenary Indulgence.
The Front of the Crucifix:
The historic and sacred inscription "Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum" (INRI, "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews") appears over Christ's head on the crucifix, proclaiming the royalty of Jesus.
The back Side of the Crucifix
In the center the Sacred Heart of Jesus and two inscriptions recall the tender mercy of our Saviour; first, the prayer of pardon, said by Jesus in his agony at Calvary, "Father, forgive them". Second is the prayer of love that Jesus gave to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque during His private revelations in the sanctuary of Paray-le-Monial, France, from 1673-1675, "Behold this Heart which has thus loved men".
On the bottom of the crucifix, the initials of Our Lady, surmounted by a star, at the foot of the cross, which is truly Mary's place. She stands as a reminder, "Do not forget the sorrows of your Mother" and "I am the comforter, behold all the Blood of My Jesus, behold My motherly devotion for you”