BENEDICT XVI – carved olivewood beads – rosary (8 mm. – 21 in.) – RDSP.2566
BLESSING I – BENEDICT XVI: (The Glory of the Olive).
AVE BEADS: The guild gratefully dedicates this rosary of 8mm carved olivewood beads from Bethlehem to the Holy Father who through prophetic words has been seen as the ‘Glory of the Olive.’ Although he is a diocesan priest, the order of the 6th century Benedictines is often called the ‘Olivetans’ and has as its symbol the olive branch. (Peace maker)..
PATER BEADS: Hand made cloisonne beads suggest the ‘New Springtime’ in the church. Hand made bronze bead caps are at each end. Tiny spacers of Czech glass faceted beads reflect the colors in the Pater beads.
AVAILABLE WITH EITHER ST BENEDICT MEDAL OR CRUCIFIX.
CRUCIFIX: FOUR ROSES – vintage, unknown – (2.5 in.)”
MEDAL: ST BENEDICT TRIANGLE – antique, France/age unknown – (1.5 in.)
Rosary made in the traditional “all one loop” design without a center piece.
ABOUT OUR MEDALS: All our medals are handcast from antiques and vintage pieces in sterling silver and solid bronze then antiqued to restore original patina. We have used the old triangular medal of Benedict or you may chose the 4 rose crucifix, the roses symbolizing Mary in the life of the new Pope. To see the traditional reverse side of the Benedictine medal, see the chaplet in this series)
ST BENEDICT MEDAL:… WHAT IT SAYS …
The reverse of the medal bears a cross with the initial letters of the words: “Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux”
THE HOLY CROSS BY MY LIGHT
Written downward on the perpendicular bar; the initial letters of the words, “Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux”
LET NOT THE DRAGON BE MY GUIDE
On the horizontal bar; and the initial letters of “Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti”
IN THE ANGELS OF THE CROSS
Round the margin stand the initial letters of the distich: “Vade Retro Satana, Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana Sunt Mala Quae Libas, Ipse Venena Bibas”
BEGONE, SATAN, DO NOT SUGGEST TO ME THY VANITIES EVIL ARE THE THINGS THOU PROFFEREST DRINK THOU THY OWN POISON
At the top of the cross usually stands the word Pax (peace).
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. (pricing determined by gram wt of precious metal at time of casting)
20% DISCOUNT APPLIED BELOW UNTIL SOLD OUT
ROSARY: TRIANGULAR BENEDICTINE MEDAL
BRONZE ($302) your special price $241.60
STERLING ($544) your special price $435.20
ROSARY: 4 ROSE CRUCIFIX
BRONZE: ($298) your special price $238.40
STERLING: ($390) your special price $312
WHITE BRONZE ($264 your special price $211.20
BRONZE: ($204) your special price $163.20
STERLING: ($366) your special price $292.80
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE: (pricing determined by gram wt of metals at time of casting)