Sea Sediment/Job’s Tear Rosary

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Sea Sediment/Job’s Tear Rosary

Rosary Specs:

  • 6mm Sea sediment beads (light weight)
  • 7-8mm  Job’s Tears – Our Father beads
  • 2-1/8″ Silver plated full color Pieta tri-bead (double-sided)
  • Silver plated Crucifix
  • FREE complementary draw-string gift bag
  • Rosaries are Hand-made in the USA and one of a kind they are NOT eligible for any discount.

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.

The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set number of specific prayers.

Do you know the history of Jobs Tears? Read more about Jobs Tears here. (also known as Mother Teresa’s favorite rosary) 

Job’s Tears are probably the oldest bead known. Job’s Tears, in use for beads date to at least 2000BC. Earlier claims have merit, but remain unproven. It is not clear where these plants were first domesticated, but it is definitely one of the oldest agricultural crops, along with beans, corn and rice. Food was its first and most important use. The edible fruit is shaped like a tear drop. Legend has it that no one shed more tears than the biblical Job, and this is the name by which it is most widely known.

When dried the fruit has a hard outer shell, but a very soft inside. The flower end of the seed has a tiny natural hole, through which a needle is easily run through, and out the bottom end. Necklaces are perhaps the most common use for Job’s Tears, but they are used by a wide variety of artisans for all types of embellishments including rosaries.

The Creole Tradition associated with Jobs Tears can be read about here.

Who Can Pray the Rosary?

Anyone who knows six easy prayers can pray a Rosary; you will also need to know fifteen Mysteries to meditate upon as you pray. You do not have to be a Catholic.

Don’t know how to pray the rosary? Get your How to Pray the Holy pamphlet here.

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Weight 1 lbs