This special rosary is a limited edition Ghirelli design made just for the Year of Faith that runs from October 2012 to November 2013. This Year of Faith rosary was made in Italy by the popular Ghirelli brand with crystal clear Bohemian glass beads. The clear faceted beads reflect the light in a lovely array of colors that creates an "Aurora Borealis" or "Northern Lights" effect. The gold-plated finish will ensure this rosary will retain its beautiful luster. This special Year of Faith silver Ghirelli rosary features an ornate crucifix and a centerpiece that features the famous Renaissance art piece entitled "The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" by famous Italian artist Caravaggio (1600-1601). This art piece depicts the scene where "Doubting Thomas" had to place his fingers into the side of the Resurrected Christ before he would believe in His resurrection (John 20:27). This famous art piece is found on the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican and is aptly chosen to symbolize the "Door of Faith" which opens to introduce everyone to a life in deeper communion with God. Makes a great gift for anyone receiving a Sacrament during the Year of Faith, such as Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, or someone taking part in RCIA or a special Year of Faith prayer group or Bible study.
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|By:||Dr. Helen Hoffner (Philadelphia, PA, January 1, 2015)|
|Review:||As the author of The Rosary Collector's Guide, I have examined many unique rosaries. I find the Year of Faith Rosary made by the Ghirelli Company to be of exceptional quality. The front and reverse of the crucifix has symbols representing the 4 Evangelists. The detail enables one to reflect upon the Evangelists while praying. The center of the rosary has magnificent artwork representing the historic Year of Faith. The rosary has many symbols that can enhance prayer.|