Jesus Beads

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  • Olive wood Jesus beads
  • Attractive case with Jerusalem Cross
  • Traditional devotional tool
  • Nicely packaged for gift-giving

A strand of 100 wooden beads, the Jesus Beads are a devotional tool honoring the name of Jesus and imploring the mercy of God. Marked with a wooden Jerusalem cross, the beads may be tucked in a stamped black pouch (included) for protected transport and storage. The beads and cross are handcrafted using the pruned branches of the olive trees growing on the hills of Bethlehem and Jerusalem. 

A printed card includes a brief explanation and history: Jesus Beads originated in the tradition of the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches. Called a chotki, the strand may have as many as 100 beads or as few as 25. The chotki is traditionally used as a silent "breath prayer", with "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God" prayed on inhalation and "have mercy on me, a sinner" prayed on exhalation. This is known as the Jesus Prayer, or the Prayer of the Heart, which invokes the Holy Name of Jesus and implores His divine mercy. (You can read about the "Jesus Prayer" in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraphs 2665-2669.)

  • Olive wood
  • Jesus beads: 14" (L)
  • Pouch: 4" x 4"
  • Boxed for gift giving
  • Developed by the monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey

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  • 4 Jul 8th 2020
    Jesus Beads

    Absolutely loved them. Use them all the time.

    Anne marie Guadagnino

  • 5 Jul 1st 2020
    Breathing Prayer

    Helping us focus on Christ's mercy, while teaching me to breathe with both lungs. The smooth wood Jesus beads, almost velvet to the touch, help embrace the Eastern traditions of the Church,


  • 5 Jun 29th 2020
    Jesus Beads

    I love them. I use them every day. I love shopping at the Catholic Company. I can always find unique appropriate gifts at a reasonable price.

    Anne Marie Guadagnino

  • 5 Aug 11th 2018
    Beautiful Meditation

    An ancient form of devotion that I have made a part of my faith life. As a Martial Artist I know the importance of focused breathing, and these prayer beads allows me to train my power breathing while at the same time reflect my love for the Lord Jesus. A very simple, yet beautiful string of beads that will most certainly enhamce one's daily prayers.

    Sifu Anthony

  • 5 Nov 12th 2016
    Jesus Beads From Holy Land

    These beads adds to my prayer life in a constructive and easy way that is positively awesome. Easy to carry and so beautiful. A great credit to the wonderful tradition of silent "breath prayer". Highly recommend this purchase.


  • 5 Sep 8th 2016

    This item had been received in a timely manner. Thank you.

    Attah Amon

  • 5 Mar 17th 2016
    Drawing closer to Jesus

    Praying the beads to various scriptures from the Bible, reflecting on Jesus is such a peaceful way to fall asleep.


  • 5 Mar 2nd 2016
    Wonderful Product

    These Jesus Beads are great quality and the pouch it came in was good quality and keeps the beads protected. The instruction were helpful for how to pray with them.

    Joyce Krevetski

  • 5 Feb 22nd 2016
    Jesus Beads

    Beautiful and well made. Love to say the prayer. Has really added to my prayer life

    Mark L Fiorino

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