On sale is a lovely rosary, the beads of which are are hand carved from olive wood. A rosary is a string of beads, usually containing five sets of ten small beads (a decade) separated by a larger bead. The name Rosary comes from the Latin ''rosarium' meaning ''Crown of Roses.''
A rosary is used primarily by Roman Catholics to assist them when saying special prayers. The rosary is used to count the prayers. There is a wooden cross at the bottom of the rosary.
You can download the prayers here:
This rosary comes in a velveteen drawstring pouch to keep it safe - design and color of the velvet pouch may vary, depending on what I have in stock.
Environmentally friendly as it is made only from the prunings of ancient olive trees growing inthe Bethlehem region, the site of the nativity of Jesus (Matt 2, Luke2).
''The wood from the Tree of Life, those who grasp it will experience eternal Happiness...'' Proverbs 3:18
Olive trees are indigenous to the Holy Land and are treasured because the oil from their fruit has been used for religious rites since biblical times. The olive wood used in these beautiful products is of the highest quality and is distinctive for its dark lines. It comes only from olive wood trees that are grown in the area between Shechem and Hebron that are not irrigated. The olive tree is a protected species in Israel and cannot be cut down. Once every two years the olive trees are pruned so that they bear fruit and it is from these prunings that these handcrafted pieces are made. The prunings are stored for almost 5 years, before they are used by the craftsmen for these exquisite pieces.
Olive wood items make perfect gifts. Not only are they imbued with spirituality, they also do not require much care since olive oil is naturally protecting them from corrosion and changes of color.