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Cruz de Caravaca Rosary with Our Lady of Guadalupe Santo Niño de Atocha Center Medal & Mother of Pearl Beads

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This lovely rosary features a Cruz de Caravaca or Cross of Caravaca, the history of which follows. The center medal depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe on the front and Santo Niño de Atocha on the reverse. The beads are 8mm Bleached Mother of Pearl.

This rosary measures 23 inches when laid flat.

History of the Cruz de Caravaca:
In the early 8th century, Arabs and Berbers invaded the Iberian peninsula and occupied the territory. It took almost 800 years for Christians to reconquest the land.

In about the middle of that period, in the year 1231 (or 1232 by some accounts), a miracle occurred in the southeastern Spanish town of Caravaca de la Cruz. The town is set among the rugged sierras of Murcia, which at that time was still a Moorish kingdom under Zeyt-Abuzeyt. Being several generations away from the initial invaders, he was from a line of well-established monarchs and one of his duties was to protect the region from invasion by the Christians. The Christian Reconquesta took various forms; from fighting to gradual infiltration through missionaries. One such Christian missionary was Don Gínes Pérez Chirinos de Cuenca. He was captured and taken before the Muslim king who was curious about certain aspects of the Christian faith. In particular, he was interested in the Christian celebration of the Last Supper and asked the missionary to demonstrate the procedure. One can imagine the priest would be reluctant to do this - in those days only believers were present during the sacrament. Nevertheless, he agreed and the king arranged for the necessary apparatus: an altar draped with a pall cloth, bread and wine, and some candles. One important element, however, was missing: the cross. The missionary explained that the presence of a cross was critical to the Eucharist and he could not continue without one. The king exclaimed: "So what is that?" (but in Iberian, of course), pointing to something at the window. From the heavens, two angels appeared carrying a cross, which they placed on the altar and then disappeared.

The priest continued with the Mass. In the Catholic Church, when the bread and wine are consecrated during Mass, they cease to be bread and wine, and become instead the body and blood of Christ. The empirical appearances are not changed, but the reality is. When missionary Don reached the consecration stage, the king saw a beautiful baby instead of the bread (Host). The king was so taken aback by this miraculous image that he, and his family, converted to Christianity and asked to be baptized into the Christian faith. Many believe that the cross delivered by the angels included a piece of the True Cross.
(Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caravaca_de_la_Cruz)


Prayer for the Cruz de Caravaca:
Holy Cross of Caravaca, I take refuge under your mighty power so that your force distances from my life any wrong or illness that may trouble me and retire the pains that afflict me. Oh, Heavenly Cross, for the power of the good, liberate me from all wrong. Incline the Lord to hear my plea, with which I implore love and understanding for my health. Guide me, Holy Cross of Caravaca, in the traffic of my terrestrial life and illuminate me. Preserve me in the most dangerous moments of my life, mainly when my health is precarious. I beg you, blessed Cross, that your support come into to my life and I be well in order to continue maintaining my willpower and my health. Amen.

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All of our rosaries are handcrafted with pride of workmanship in our non smoking facility. We use wire wrapped "bows" as connectors on all of our rosaries, making for a sturdy rosary that will withstand even the hardiest of prayer warriors. Because of this, we are able to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on workmanship.

We are happy to design a custom rosary for you anytime!

Please note: All photos are stock photos and may not be the actual rosary you receive. Unless marked OOAK (one of a kind) your rosary may differ slightly than the one in the photo.
This lovely rosary features a Cruz de Caravaca or Cross of Caravaca, the history of which follows. The center medal depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe on the front and Santo Niño de Atocha on the reverse. The beads are 8mm Bleached Mother of Pearl.

This rosary measures 23 inches when laid flat.

History of the Cruz de Caravaca:
In the early 8th century, Arabs and Berbers invaded the Iberian peninsula and occupied the territory. It took almost 800 years for Christians to reconquest the land.

In about the middle of that period, in the year 1231 (or 1232 by some accounts), a miracle occurred in the southeastern Spanish town of Caravaca de la Cruz. The town is set among the rugged sierras of Murcia, which at that time was still a Moorish kingdom under Zeyt-Abuzeyt. Being several generations away from the initial invaders, he was from a line of well-established monarchs and one of his duties was to protect the region from invasion by the Christians. The Christian Reconquesta took various forms; from fighting to gradual infiltration through missionaries. One such Christian missionary was Don Gínes Pérez Chirinos de Cuenca. He was captured and taken before the Muslim king who was curious about certain aspects of the Christian faith. In particular, he was interested in the Christian celebration of the Last Supper and asked the missionary to demonstrate the procedure. One can imagine the priest would be reluctant to do this - in those days only believers were present during the sacrament. Nevertheless, he agreed and the king arranged for the necessary apparatus: an altar draped with a pall cloth, bread and wine, and some candles. One important element, however, was missing: the cross. The missionary explained that the presence of a cross was critical to the Eucharist and he could not continue without one. The king exclaimed: "So what is that?" (but in Iberian, of course), pointing to something at the window. From the heavens, two angels appeared carrying a cross, which they placed on the altar and then disappeared.

The priest continued with the Mass. In the Catholic Church, when the bread and wine are consecrated during Mass, they cease to be bread and wine, and become instead the body and blood of Christ. The empirical appearances are not changed, but the reality is. When missionary Don reached the consecration stage, the king saw a beautiful baby instead of the bread (Host). The king was so taken aback by this miraculous image that he, and his family, converted to Christianity and asked to be baptized into the Christian faith. Many believe that the cross delivered by the angels included a piece of the True Cross.
(Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caravaca_de_la_Cruz)


Prayer for the Cruz de Caravaca:
Holy Cross of Caravaca, I take refuge under your mighty power so that your force distances from my life any wrong or illness that may trouble me and retire the pains that afflict me. Oh, Heavenly Cross, for the power of the good, liberate me from all wrong. Incline the Lord to hear my plea, with which I implore love and understanding for my health. Guide me, Holy Cross of Caravaca, in the traffic of my terrestrial life and illuminate me. Preserve me in the most dangerous moments of my life, mainly when my health is precarious. I beg you, blessed Cross, that your support come into to my life and I be well in order to continue maintaining my willpower and my health. Amen.

***************************

All of our rosaries are handcrafted with pride of workmanship in our non smoking facility. We use wire wrapped "bows" as connectors on all of our rosaries, making for a sturdy rosary that will withstand even the hardiest of prayer warriors. Because of this, we are able to offer a Lifetime Guarantee on workmanship.

We are happy to design a custom rosary for you anytime!

Please note: All photos are stock photos and may not be the actual rosary you receive. Unless marked OOAK (one of a kind) your rosary may differ slightly than the one in the photo.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(110)
Reviewed by Clochie
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 5, 2018
When I saw a rosary I liked in the shop, Shannon was so helpful and really went out of her way to customise my order.

The rosary is absolutely WONDERFUL - I thought I was just ordering a nice heavy rosary for daily use, but what Shannon has crafted for me is an heirloom.

Thank you, Shannon!
Custom listing for Clochie

5 out of 5 stars
May 31, 2018
Thank you Shannon for a beautiful custom Job's Tears chaplet for me and a friend. It is so lovely and exactly what I had envisioned when I contacted you for a custom rosary. Thank you so much for your beautiful and caring work!
Private listing for Christine

Reviewed by mijares2002
5 out of 5 stars
May 29, 2018
Hi good morning I love this rosary, that I order and I received on time. Thank you
Custom listing for mijares2002

Reviewed by Barbara Savaliski
5 out of 5 stars
May 23, 2018
Beautiful rosary. I purchased it for my granddaughter's First Holy Communion. She loves it. Well made, quick shipping, and quick response from seller to all questions. Excellent transaction.
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Cruz de Caravaca Rosary with Our Lady of Guadalupe Santo Niño de Atocha Center Medal & Mother of Pearl Beads

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  • Materials: Mother of Pearl beads, nickel silver crucifix, nickel silver center medal, nickel silver wire
  • Feedback: 110 reviews
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