The Holy Land Series was created to remember God's promise to Abraham and all of mankind: "Because you acted as you did in not withholding from me your son, your only one, I will bless you and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore." Gen 22:16-17
Later, God Himself will testify to His own Word: As represented by the Dove and Crystal (Holy Spirit) above the Cross of the Holy Land Rosary:
"After Jesus was baptized, He came up from the water, and behold, the Heavens were opened [for Him], and he saw the Spirit of God descend like a dove [and] coming upon him. And a voice came form the Heavens, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased." Matt 4:16-17
The center used for the Holy Land Series is a Sand Dollar because of its significant features attesting to Christ's birth, death, and the Holy Eucharist: on one side we see the "Star"- as Christ on the cross- with four wounds on the hands and feet, and a drop of blood from His Sacred Heart as the spear wounds Him; the reverse is etched with the Poinsettia flower, whose center is a star, reminding us of Jesus' birth at Bethlehem, and the star which called both shepherds and Kings to adore Him. As the shell is broken open, five "doves" appear: as at Mass, the Catholic priest breaks the Holy Eucharist and calls the faithful to share in the Summit of Love: the Paschal Banquet and the riches of Jesus' own Body and Blood - His true Presence- is poured out and consumed by the faithful-the loving Sacrifice of God's only Son finally sees its fruition- the Gift foreshadowed so long ago in Abraham's sacrifice of his only son.
Special Attributes of "The Star of the Sea" Rosary in Blue Lace Agate:
Modeled for the prayer: "Hail Thou Star of the Ocean, Portal of the Sky", begging Our Blessed Mother to be our Advocate in every possible way.
This Marian Rosary is made of real, natural Blue Lace Agate, which is a delicate sky blue, set amid sparkling "diamonds". So, to me, the light periwinkle, forget-me-not blue represents the riches of the ocean poured out on all the faithful- and they -"the wise- shall shine brightly like the firmament. And those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever." Dan 12:3
So, amid our battles and worries here below, never forget that these at once humble and purify us so that God's will-that we may all be saints and live forever with Him in Heaven- may be accomplished in us!
-6mm beads: Rare, Blue Lace Agate:Less than 8% of the world's Agate has this beautiful pale blue color
-2mm spacers beads: Silver crystal "diamonds"
-Silver plated Dove, Sand Dollar, and Starfish
-Cross made in Italy.
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