This beautiful rosary, made with Hematite beads, has been specially crafted in an artisanal workshop for Notre-Dame.
The centerpiece of this magnificent rosary depicts the Virgin with Child. This depiction of the Virgin dates back to the 14th century. Originally venerated in the ancient Saint-Aignan chapel on the Île de la Cité, it was integrated into the façade of the cathedral to replace the Virgin destroyed during the revolution. Later, it was placed by Viollet-le-Duc in the transept of the cathedral, on the right side, where an altar dedicated to Mary had always stood. The statue is now revered under the name "Notre-Dame de Paris."
This rosary is an original creation for Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Learn more about Hematite
The name Hematite comes from the Latin word "haematites," derived from the Greek "haima," which means blood. This association with blood comes from its intense and deep color, which is why it is also known as the "blood stone" in French.
Before being used for healing physical and psychological ailments, Hematite was used as a pigment for painting. In the Paleolithic era, Homo sapiens ground the stone to obtain a red powder. By mixing it with water or fat, they obtained a blood-colored texture. For example, in the Chauvet Cave, there are drawings of reindeer and bison painted with Hematite, dating back 30,000 years!
In the Middle Ages, Hematite pigments were used for the ornaments of cathedrals.
This intense black stone is an invitation to protect oneself and calm one's own excesses.
Learn more about the artisan
The Italian artisan, based in the Veneto region, creates unique and exclusive creations for Notre-Dame, embodying the essence of "Made in Italy." This brand preserves its independence and philosophy while highlighting its true Italian elegance.
Made in Loreto, renowned for its pilgrimages and the Holy House of Loreto, which is also a major Christian site, this Hematite rosary is a top-quality product.
The rosaries are not only made with the best raw materials but also subjected to countless quality controls, as these items are meant to last forever. This commitment is in line with the spirit and principles of their Catholic faith, shared by the family and staff of the company.
Learn more about the rosary
The rosary is a prayer object that resembles a necklace of beads composed of five sets of ten beads, the decades. Each set is followed by a separate bead.
A cross and five beads are placed before the centerpiece, which bears the image of the Blessed Virgin, a saint, or a Christian symbol. These beads are used to recite the "Hail Mary."
The recitation begins with the sign of the cross, followed by "I believe in God," "Our Father," three "Hail Marys," and one "Glory be."
It then consists of reciting one "Our Father," ten "Hail Marys," and one "Glory be." The recitation of the decades is combined with the contemplation of the joyful, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries of the life of Christ.
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✔ Rosary length: 41 cm (Chain and cross included)
✔ Hematite bead diameter: 6 mm
✔ Stone color: black
✔ Silver-plated brass
✔ Artisanal craftsmanship
✔ Made in Europe, in Italy
✔ Exclusive to Notre Dame de Paris