Rosary Beads are Made in the Holy Land
Saint Rita Medallion is made of Genuine Sterling Silver
Rosary components are made of pewter
Choose from Blue Glass Crystal, Jasmine Petal, Rose Petal, and Olive Wood
Jasmine Petal Beads are scented and made of compressed jasmine petals
Rose Petal Beads are scented and made of compressed jasmine petals
Crucifix on the Olive Wood Beads is a different design than the other selections.
Saint Medallion can be Personally engraved on the back with a brief message, monogram, or initials.
Monica (or Monnica) (331 387) is a Christian saint and the mother of Augustine of Hippo, who wrote extensively of her virtues and his life with her in his Confessions. Monica was of Berber descent. She was born in Roman Africa. Her parents brought her up as Christian and married her to an older pagan man named Patricius, a curialis of Thagaste (located in modern-day Souk Ahras, Algeria). He was a man of kindness, but also a man given to violent tempers and adultery. Augustine reports that despite the prevalence of domestic violence at the time, because of her obedience to him, Monica was never beaten by Patricius. Initially, she got on poorly with her mother-in-law, but Monica won her over by her respectfulness, patience, and gentleness. Monica attended Holy Mass daily and cultivated the virtue of patience. She advised other wives, who were beaten, to hold their tongues around their husbands, rather than proudly withstand them. Eventually, she converted Patricius to Christianity and calmed his violent nature. Monica bore three children, among them Augustine. Augustine made her very happy with his successes as a scholar and teacher, but he also made her very ashamed with his debauchery. For ten years, Augustine lived with his mistress and subscribed to Manichaeism. Monica sent Augustine to a bishop to be convinced of his errors. The bishop, however, was unable to prevail, and he advised St. Monica simply to continue to pray for her son. He told her, "it cannot be that the son of these tears should perish." When her spouse Patricius died, Monica joined Augustine in Italy. There, some time later, she had the pleasure of seeing her son, at the age of 33, converted and baptized by Ambrose. Not long after, as she was preparing to return to Africa, she died at the age of 56 at the port of Ostia. As recounted by Augustine, before she died she told him: "There was indeed one thing for which I wished to tarry a little in this life, and that was that I might see you an orthodox Christian before I died. My God hath answered this more than abundantly, so that I see you now made his servant and spurning all earthly happiness. What more am I to do here?"
Item can be engraved with message, names, dates or monogram.
Engraving doesn't delay your shipment.
Available in Sterling Silver
Pendant Bail - fits up to 4mm chain. We can make bail larger, just let us know in the special instructions upon ordering