Everybody loves checky!
This paternoster has a large flat round black and white checkerboard mother of pearl inlaid bead that is approx. 1" in diameter as its focal point. Directly above the checky bead is a mother of pearl credo cross. Ten 12mm onyx round beads alternating with ten 8mm flat square mother of pearl beads make up the rest of this chaplet making it perfect for alternating Hail Mary with Our Father which was popular during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. (Mary, Queen of Scots had an alternating prayer rosary.) The earliest with this bead arrangement is in a museum in Huy, Belgium which dates to c. 1250-1300 AD.
A tassel hangs from the checky pendant and at the other end there is a round flat mop ring with a cord for hanging from the belt.
Excluding the cord, this string of prayer beads measures approx. 18" in overall length.
Shipped in a velvet pouch.
A FREE Latin prayer booklet is included with each rosary purchase.
We ship via USPS Priority Mail with insurance so that your package arrives in 2-3 days and you can track it on-line.
CREDO CROSS - The Apostle's Creed can be found in use as early as 6th century. By the end of the 12th century a decree was issued commanding the priests to urge the people to recite frequently the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Salutations to the Virgin. The Creed was usually said on a cross form that was incorporated into the prayer beads and became known as the credo cross.
MOP - Mother of Pearl is "nacre" the substance that coats pearls and makes up the lining of some of the mollusc family of shells, such as oyster and nautilus. So....Mother of Pearl is basically, a pearl without all the irritation! Pearls have long been associated with love and the Mother Goddess, as well as Protection and Good Luck
ONYX - Onyx is a stone of inner strength, focused attention, willpower, self-mastery, discipline and reason. It is a protective stone used in battles or conflicts of all kinds. It carries courage along with the "survival of the species" energy.
See more like this in our Rosaries and Paternosters Section!
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