MADE IN ITALY ESPECIALLY FOR THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
Comes beautifully gift boxed.
In these challenging times in which we are living what has been prophesied in the message of Fatima -- i.e. confusion, division, the destruction of the family -- is nearing fulfillment. However, we have the certainty that "hell will not prevail" (Mt. 16:18) and this is what we wish to represent with our Year of Saint Joseph Rosary.
Introducing a creation by Ghirelli designers that strives to bring all hearts to love the Church and its great Patron Saint Joseph.
Saint Joseph, Universal Patron of the Church is the focus on this new rosary: "Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary as his wife" (Mt 1 :24). Inspired by the Gospel passages, as well as the Fathers of the Church, whom from the earliest centuries stressed that just as Saint Joseph took loving care of Mary and gladly dedicated himself to Jesus Christ's upbringing, he likewise watches over and protects Christ's Mystical Body, that is the Church, of which the Virgin Mary is the exemplar and model. The passages from the Gospel of Matthew are a light in this darkness. Inspiration was also gleaned from the Apostolic exhortation “Redemptoris Custos” of the Supreme Pontiff St. John Paul II on the person and mission of Saint Joseph in the life of Christ and of the Church.
THE CRUCIFIX “TU ES PETRUS”. The image on the front is a highly detailed and authentic reproduction of Perugino's painting entitled "The Delivery of the Keys" - Sistine Chapel, Vatican. On the reverse side, the text in Latin appears: “Tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram aedificabo ecclesiam meam” (Mt. 16:18)/“You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church” (Mt. 16:18).
THE CENTERPIECE “NON PREVALAEBUNT”. The image on the front depicts an original scene of Saint Michael offering the Basilica of St. Peter -- which represents the center of the Church -- to the protection of Saint Joseph. In the background you find an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church. On the reverse side, one finds the text, in Latin: “Non Prevalaebunt” (Mt.16:18)/…and the gates of the netherworld shall “not prevail against it” (Mt. 16:18)
THE BEADS White Bohemian Round Glass in 6mm size, with accent Round Italian Olive wood beads in 6mm size and special Our Father/Pater beads in Bohemian Glass tan/brown marbled effect, in 8mm size.
THE COMPONENTS Crucifix: Antique silver finish
Centerpiece: Antique silver finish