Our Lady of Guadalupe and Papal Crucifix Rosary

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beautiful handmade black glass and brass beaded Rosary.

Overview: Our Lady of Guadalupe and Pope Saint John Paul II Papal Crucifix in vintage silver, brass and black traditional rosary.

Details: a beautifully made Catholic Rosary using 53 smooth round black glass beads with 6 Our Father larger smooth vintage brass beads.

Chains and links: silver

Centre-piece: doubled sided colour image of our Lady of Guadalupe face. 

Crucifix:  papal crucifix – a replica of Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI’s staff. Size 3.2cmx2.2xm. (Italian Papal Crucifix Pendant of Pope Saint John Paul II)

Rosary Length: 44cm Weight 25g

 Note: There is a long history behind the famous broken papal cross usually associated with John Paul II who always carried it.  It was Paul VI who commissioned it from Italian sculptor Lello Scorzelli in 1963 and used it for the first time December 8, 1965, at the official closing of the Second Vatican Council. This cross dates back much further to Belgian artist Albert Servaes (1883-1966). In 1919, Servaes made 14 charcoal drawings on white paper depicting the stations of the Via Crucis for the monastery chapel of Luithagen. The skeleton figures he sketched, especially the emaciated figure of Christ on the Cross in the 12th station – are pervaded by a dark despair. The contorted figures are supposed to express extreme pain, and in one sense the artist was successful: It is certainly painful for the viewer to see them.