Brown Jasper/Black Topaz Rosary San Damiano
Catholic Brown Jasper/Black Topaz Semi-Precious Bead Rosary ~ Italian Sts. Francis/Anthony Center and Italian San Damiano Crucifix Beautiful heirloom-quality handcrafted rosary made with 6mm Brown Jasper Ave beads and 8mm Black Topaz Pater beads. The beads are semi-precious stone. Italian-made St. Francis/St. Anthony center (0.75" long) and Italian San Damiano Crucifix with Prayer of St. Francis on reverse (1.75" long). This rosary is approximately 19.25" long.
About the Pieta and the Miraculous Medal
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The Pieta, located in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, is a marble sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarotti depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the body of Christ after the Crucifixion.
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).