St. Catherine of Siena Rosary Bracelet, St. Catherine Chaplet, Inspirational Religious Jewelry, Catholic Gift, Patron Saint Nurse Journalist

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St. Catherine of Siena Rosary Bracelet, St. Catherine Chaplet, Inspirational Religious Jewelry, Catholic Gift, Patron Saint Nurse Journalist

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Saint Catherine of Siena Italian medal, Swarovski cream pearls, tigers eye round beads, Swarovski Sunflower bicone crystals, TierraCast silver on pewter sunflower charm, Swarovski clear crystals, TierraCast daisy spacers, sterling silver twist crimps, sterling silver wire guards, TierraCast silver plated lobster clasp, silver tone extender chain, TierraCast oval jump rings, 49 strand beading wire

This rosary bracelet is dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena, patron saint of nurses, and features an Italian holy medal, tiger's eye gemstones, a sunflower charm, and Swarovski pearls and crystals. A Catholic "niner," these beautiful prayer beads celebrate a remarkable 14th-century woman who tended to the poor and sick, even during plague years, and who asserted herself politically in a time of civil tension in Italy, boldly exhorting her Pope to address Church corruption. She worked tirelessly to create a better world, dying when she was only 33 years old and leaving a considerable body of writing. (For more information, please see my "About" section at the end of this listing.)

The holy medal for these rosary beads is made of base metal and is nicely detailed, as my photos show. On the back is an image of St. Barbara. The tiger's eye, which is used for three of the prayer beads (8mm), was cut from high-grade stone and has differing shades of brown, from very dark to very light. All these beads have a nice shimmer. The sunflower charm, an attribute of the saint, is from TierraCast (made in USA). Most of the Swarovski crystals (made in Austria; 6mm, 4mm; 3mm) are "Sunflower Yellow" in color, with the smallest being clear. The pearls (8mm) have a warm cream color and provide the bracelet with 6 of its prayer beads.

Also included here are the following:
• TierraCast silver-on-pewter daisy spacers and plated oval jump rings (made in USA)
• Sterling silver twist crimps and wire guards (made in USA)
• High-quality 49-strand beading wire (made in USA)
• Silver tone extender chain
• TierraCast silver-plated lobster clasp (plated in USA)
• Complimentary holy card, seen my photos (made in Italy)

The basic length of the chaplet bracelet is 7.5 inches, with the extender chain adding an extra inch of adjustability. I currently have a wrist size of 6 3/4 inches, and this chaplet fits me loosely but is comfortable. The size of medal is about one inch. Please see my measurement photo included with this listing. If you have any questions about the size, please contact me and I will do my best to help you.

Inspirational and an aid for meditation and prayer, this St. Catherine of Siena chaplet bracelet would make a wonderful gift not only for a Catholic, but for any spiritual woman who can appreciate the intelligence, selflessness, and courage of this saint who, although a common-folk woman, voiced her opinions on the politics and ethics of her day, winning the notice of men of high power and securing their admiration. This beautiful rosary bracelet was handmade by me with great care, deep thought, and best wishes for its destined wearer. It comes nicely wrapped in a pretty organza bag, all set for gifting.

To see more PrettyGonzo jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop's home page! Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo

About St. Catherine of Siena
Born in 1347, at the start of the "Black Death" plague years, St. Catherine was the daughter of a lower middle-class wool dyer in Siena, Italy. She was a deeply religious child and claimed to have experienced a heavenly vision when she was only seven years old. Because of her strong religious devotion and intent to dedicate her life to Christ, her family created a refuge for her in their basement, where she could be alone and contemplate spiritual matters. When 16, having refused to marry, she joined the Dominican order as a third-way member, meaning that she would remain a lay person, supervise herself, and carry out any duties from home. For three years, the girl lived a hermetic life. She learned to read, and studied Church history and the writings of Church scholars such as Augustine. That secluded time came to end after she had a mystical experience of union with God. She moved back in with her family and turned her focus outward, toward the sick and the poor, including the imprisoned as well. She became a popular figure, caring for the worst-case patients, such as plague victims, and impressing people with her courageous nature and high-spirited charm.

From these focused beginnings, and now with a host of followers, Catherine developed into a political activist of sorts. When 23, she had a series of visions that ended with a divine command to set her life in the public sphere. This was a period of widespread corruption in the Church, with the Pope—Gregory XI—living outside Rome, in Avignon, France. As dissent in Italy verged on civil wars between its states, Catherine, no shy flower, approached the power brokers of her day, tirelessly writing (via dictation) letters to men in high places, from the princes of the Italian states to the Pope himself. Her letters to the latter were filled with protest as she exhorted him to return to Rome and set the Church straight. After a time, she even went to France and personally met with him. A year later, Gregory did indeed return to the Vatican, and he would employ Catherine on diplomatic missions in the aftermath. This kind of respect for a common-folk woman was practically unheard of in the 14th century.

In her short life, Catherine managed to produce a considerable body of writing. Although she had learned handwriting, she usually dictated to a scribe, probably to save time. Her work included almost 400 letters, a treatise on Divine Providence (aka "The Dialogue"), and collection of prayers. As a woman dedicated to helping the sick, poor, and imprisoned, Catherine remained beloved until her death—and beyond. She died from illness when age 33, in 1380, and was canonized in the 1400s. In 1970, she was declared a doctor of the Church, the only women out of 31 Catholics who have been so honored.

St. Catherine is the patron saint of nursing, journalists and communication professionals, the country of Italy, miscarriages, and fire prevention. Her Feast Day is the day of her death, April 29th. Her flower includes both the lily (for purity) and the sunflower.


About Nine-Bead Chaplets
A nine-bead chaplet (often called a "niner") facilitates a simple and easily remembered form of spiritual devotion. Its conventional prayer pattern is three recitations of each of the following prayers: "Our Father," "Hail Mary," and "Glory Be." The trios of each prayer correspond to the trios of the prayer beads.

Having a chaplet as a bracelet is nice because it easily goes with you, right on your wrist, and can act as reminder of spiritual practice as well as a helper with that practice. It can be used for any form of good intention - such as offering thanksgiving, reflecting on penance, or petitioning divine assistance for oneself or others - or simply as a "time out" of life's busy flow to engage in personal meditation.
This rosary bracelet is dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena, patron saint of nurses, and features an Italian holy medal, tiger's eye gemstones, a sunflower charm, and Swarovski pearls and crystals. A Catholic "niner," these beautiful prayer beads celebrate a remarkable 14th-century woman who tended to the poor and sick, even during plague years, and who asserted herself politically in a time of civil tension in Italy, boldly exhorting her Pope to address Church corruption. She worked tirelessly to create a better world, dying when she was only 33 years old and leaving a considerable body of writing. (For more information, please see my "About" section at the end of this listing.)

The holy medal for these rosary beads is made of base metal and is nicely detailed, as my photos show. On the back is an image of St. Barbara. The tiger's eye, which is used for three of the prayer beads (8mm), was cut from high-grade stone and has differing shades of brown, from very dark to very light. All these beads have a nice shimmer. The sunflower charm, an attribute of the saint, is from TierraCast (made in USA). Most of the Swarovski crystals (made in Austria; 6mm, 4mm; 3mm) are "Sunflower Yellow" in color, with the smallest being clear. The pearls (8mm) have a warm cream color and provide the bracelet with 6 of its prayer beads.

Also included here are the following:
• TierraCast silver-on-pewter daisy spacers and plated oval jump rings (made in USA)
• Sterling silver twist crimps and wire guards (made in USA)
• High-quality 49-strand beading wire (made in USA)
• Silver tone extender chain
• TierraCast silver-plated lobster clasp (plated in USA)
• Complimentary holy card, seen my photos (made in Italy)

The basic length of the chaplet bracelet is 7.5 inches, with the extender chain adding an extra inch of adjustability. I currently have a wrist size of 6 3/4 inches, and this chaplet fits me loosely but is comfortable. The size of medal is about one inch. Please see my measurement photo included with this listing. If you have any questions about the size, please contact me and I will do my best to help you.

Inspirational and an aid for meditation and prayer, this St. Catherine of Siena chaplet bracelet would make a wonderful gift not only for a Catholic, but for any spiritual woman who can appreciate the intelligence, selflessness, and courage of this saint who, although a common-folk woman, voiced her opinions on the politics and ethics of her day, winning the notice of men of high power and securing their admiration. This beautiful rosary bracelet was handmade by me with great care, deep thought, and best wishes for its destined wearer. It comes nicely wrapped in a pretty organza bag, all set for gifting.

To see more PrettyGonzo jewelry, please visit my Etsy shop's home page! Link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyGonzo

About St. Catherine of Siena
Born in 1347, at the start of the "Black Death" plague years, St. Catherine was the daughter of a lower middle-class wool dyer in Siena, Italy. She was a deeply religious child and claimed to have experienced a heavenly vision when she was only seven years old. Because of her strong religious devotion and intent to dedicate her life to Christ, her family created a refuge for her in their basement, where she could be alone and contemplate spiritual matters. When 16, having refused to marry, she joined the Dominican order as a third-way member, meaning that she would remain a lay person, supervise herself, and carry out any duties from home. For three years, the girl lived a hermetic life. She learned to read, and studied Church history and the writings of Church scholars such as Augustine. That secluded time came to end after she had a mystical experience of union with God. She moved back in with her family and turned her focus outward, toward the sick and the poor, including the imprisoned as well. She became a popular figure, caring for the worst-case patients, such as plague victims, and impressing people with her courageous nature and high-spirited charm.

From these focused beginnings, and now with a host of followers, Catherine developed into a political activist of sorts. When 23, she had a series of visions that ended with a divine command to set her life in the public sphere. This was a period of widespread corruption in the Church, with the Pope—Gregory XI—living outside Rome, in Avignon, France. As dissent in Italy verged on civil wars between its states, Catherine, no shy flower, approached the power brokers of her day, tirelessly writing (via dictation) letters to men in high places, from the princes of the Italian states to the Pope himself. Her letters to the latter were filled with protest as she exhorted him to return to Rome and set the Church straight. After a time, she even went to France and personally met with him. A year later, Gregory did indeed return to the Vatican, and he would employ Catherine on diplomatic missions in the aftermath. This kind of respect for a common-folk woman was practically unheard of in the 14th century.

In her short life, Catherine managed to produce a considerable body of writing. Although she had learned handwriting, she usually dictated to a scribe, probably to save time. Her work included almost 400 letters, a treatise on Divine Providence (aka "The Dialogue"), and collection of prayers. As a woman dedicated to helping the sick, poor, and imprisoned, Catherine remained beloved until her death—and beyond. She died from illness when age 33, in 1380, and was canonized in the 1400s. In 1970, she was declared a doctor of the Church, the only women out of 31 Catholics who have been so honored.

St. Catherine is the patron saint of nursing, journalists and communication professionals, the country of Italy, miscarriages, and fire prevention. Her Feast Day is the day of her death, April 29th. Her flower includes both the lily (for purity) and the sunflower.


About Nine-Bead Chaplets
A nine-bead chaplet (often called a "niner") facilitates a simple and easily remembered form of spiritual devotion. Its conventional prayer pattern is three recitations of each of the following prayers: "Our Father," "Hail Mary," and "Glory Be." The trios of each prayer correspond to the trios of the prayer beads.

Having a chaplet as a bracelet is nice because it easily goes with you, right on your wrist, and can act as reminder of spiritual practice as well as a helper with that practice. It can be used for any form of good intention - such as offering thanksgiving, reflecting on penance, or petitioning divine assistance for oneself or others - or simply as a "time out" of life's busy flow to engage in personal meditation.

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Returns are accepted if you contact me within 7 days after delivery to you. I expect to receive the item no later than 2 weeks after delivery. If this timeframe is problematic for you, contact me before buying. Also, I do allow extensions for special holidays such as Christmas and Valentine's Day, as some people buy early, me included!

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