Our Lady of Guadalupe Papal wooden Rosary

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Overview: Beautiful natural wooden Guadalupe Rosary with a 4D Papal Crucifix.

Details:  53 Smooth ellipsoid shaped natural light wooden Hail Mary beads. 6 smooth ellipsoid shaped black wooden Our Father beads,

Chains and links: silver

Center-piece: Beautiful Our Lady of Guadalupe image, double sided, in hues of reds, greens, oranges and browns.

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). see notes.

Rosary Length: 60cm  Rosary weight: 19g 

 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.