The use of prayer beads along with the recitation of prayers has been a common practice since the earliest days of Church and it is a tradition that continues to this day. Shopping Jerusalem is thrilled to offer a beautiful selection of rosary beads, from a simple rosary in honor of a young child's first communion day to a precious rosary bead necklace to celebrate an anniversary.
The rosary beads provide a physical method of keeping count of the number of Hail Marys said as the mysteries are contemplated during the Rosary prayer. The fingers are moved along the beads as the prayers are recited. By not having to keep track of the count mentally, the mind is free to meditate on the mysteries. Rosaries are often worn as a statement of faith and many Christians hang rosaries from the rear-view mirror of their automobiles as a sign of their faith and for protection as they drive.
A Rosary bracelet is a specially designed one-decade Rosary that is worn around the wrist as a piece of Catholic jewelry. Rosary bracelets can be found in adult, children and infant sizes and it is common to see bracelets in 14k gold, sterling silver and birthstone, to give these bracelets a personal touch.
The small Rosary bracelet has not always been a cherished piece of jewelry. Some sources believe that the single-decade rosary bracelets were developed in times of persecution, as they were easily hidden and could be used without attracting undesired attention. Rosary pieces have also become popular among Catholic soldiers on the frontline, especially during World War I.
The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ's spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said either privately or with a group.
While it is perfectly okay to count the Rosary with your fingers, counting beads frees your mind to help you meditate. At Shopping Jerusalem we are delighted to offer a variety of rosary bead necklaces with silver rosary beads, gold rosary beads and also wooden rosary crosses, straight from the Holy Land. We also have a beautiful selection of rosary cases serving not only as a wonderful way to keep your rosary beads safe but also as a special and meaningful gift for any occasion.Contact our experts for more information, they are standing by to answer any questions or concerns you may have.