“O Mary, Conceived Without Sin”
The Book of Kells
Trinity College Dublin, houses one of the world’s greatest treasures, the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells, is a 9th Century manuscript containing the four Gospels and features an exquisite combination of ornate Latin text and intricate illuminations.
Father Tom Burke (OP, 1830-1893) stated,”it was the Rosary which kept the Faith in the Irish people. The Rosary was part and parcel of the Irish. During the horrible Penal days, when the Irish Catholics were driven into caves to worship God, the Rosary was the golden chain that bound them together as the Church militant.”
Mother Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, made fifteen promises to those who would devoutly pray the Rosary daily; two of these fifteen promises are as follows:
“I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.”
“All who recite the Rosary are my beloved children and the brothers and sisters of my only Son, Jesus Christ.”
Mother Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
This Rosary was prayerfully designed for those with a Celtic ancestry and those of us who are Celtic in our hearts. I hope that this Rosary will remind the prayer to seek Mother Mary’s help and intercession in all seasons of life, the good as well as the challenging.
As so wisely stated in the words of St. Maximilian Kolbe, “Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
St. Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us!
The handmade Rosary was created using a Divinely orchestrated assortment of rich green, Jade gemstones, for the Ave Maria (Hail Mary) beads; reminiscent of the Irish countryside. The Rosary is solidified by using gray/white, Howlite gemstones, for the Pater Noster (Our Father) beads; inducing memories of time spent exploring Hore Abbey and the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary.
The two-sided, ornate silver, Miraculous Medal centerpiece has an image of Mother Mary on the front and images of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, surrounded by twelve stars on the back. The two-sided Celtic Cross has a Corpus of Our Lord on the front and the Gaelic name for Ireland, “Erin” on the back. On the front and back of the Crucifix, at the four points of the Cross, are images of the Triquetra, an ancient symbol also known as a Trinity Knot, symbolizing the unity of the Holy Trinity.
The beauty and uniqueness of this Rosary is enhanced by the use of silver bead caps on the Ave Maria beads and engraved silver bead caps on the Pater Noster beads; and is completed with Crystal and Silver spacer bead accents.
- Assorted green, Jade gemstone, Ave Maria beads: 8mm
- Gray/White, Howlite gemstone, Pater Noster beads: 10mm
- Crystal accent beads: 4mm
- Copper accent beads: 4mm
- Two-sided, Silver, Centerpiece: Approximately; ⅞” x 1 ¼”
- Two-sided, Silver, Celtic Cross Crucifix: Approximately; 1 ⅛” x 1 ⅞”
- Rosary Length: Approximately; 23 ½”