Confetti - Bone, Wood and Antique Glass - Pope John XXIII

Confetti - Bone, Wood and Antique Glass - Pope John XXIII


"Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God."
—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

This festive rosary is inspired by Good Pope John — Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli, Saint John XXIII

The crucifix depicts Christ upon a leafing cross —the tree of Life. The skull at His feet represents victory over death. The substantial, double-sided crucifix is hand-cast from a 19th century original, in solid bronze.

The rosary center is in the form of two doves. It’s also solid bronze, hand-cast from a Latin American original.

The Pater beads are carved wood, set between vibrantly colored rings of durable, high-fired Greek ceramic and beads of brass.

The oval Aves beads are bone — nice and smooth to the touch. Antique red Venetian Murano glass separates the Aves —uncirculated stock from the Societa Veneziana Conterie of Murano from the early 1900s. These little red beads are known as "white-hearts" because the outer glass surrounds a pure white center. Interspersed among these are small tan beads of matte glass.

The tuft is a simple knot of French cotton, in russet and red.

Cross: 2.5”
Paters: .6”
Aves: .3”
Length: 26.5”

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The connecting rings are all solid bronze.

The rosary is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers' cable, composed of 49 strands of steel encased in nylon, with a test strength of 26 pounds; each end is double-crimped for security.