This rosary makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift for a newlywed couple or for a couple celebrating an anniversary. It is designed for a married couple to pray side by side. A Marriage Rosary has two groups of five decades that unite together in a single beautiful centerpiece uniquely depicting the Miraculous Medal. Black and white glass beads are used to represent the individual couple. Snowflake Obsidian beads (a natural volcanic glass) are used between the center and crucifix; representing their marriage that “what God has joined, let no man put asunder” (Mk 10:9). A medal of the Holy Family hangs below the centerpiece to remind the couple to always strive after the model of the Holy Family at Nazareth.
As the couple prays this rosary together, they sit side by side, the wife on the right side of her husband- the place of honor and the side which Tradition holds that Eve was brought from Adam. It is also the side of Christ that, according to the Shroud of Turin, was pierced by a lance as he hung upon the Cross. Just as water and blood, which represented the sacraments of Baptism and the Eucharist, poured out of Christ’s side for his bride the Church, so the wife sits upon her husband’s right side to symbolize the union of Christ and his Church.
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