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+ 10mm carnelian red beads which are hand knotted between the week beads +
+ Red, representing both fire and blood, is the colour of the Holy Spirit +
+ Used on occasions where the Spirit is in action such as Ordinations and Confirmations +
+ The recommended crosses for the carnelian beads are shown below +
+ Other crosses available by request +
+ Prices vary with cross selected +
+ Includes brochure from St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat with sample prayer formats +
+ Matching religious charm or medal attached to beads +

ABOUT OUR BEADS
Our beads are made to be used, not to be collector items. After years of making and selling prayer beads in various sizes constructed of various materials we have opted to offer our quality beads as 10mm round habit beads. This decision was based on a variety of reasons. The size and shape make the beads suitable for hands of all sizes. Additionally, the beads are made of high quality resin or acrylic making them very durable, yet lightweight enough to easily carry in pocket or pouch. They are resistant to cracking, chipping, and splitting which can occur with other types of beads when used regularly.
The habit beads have a high gloss finish making them aesthetically pleasing. Most importantly, however, is that they are very comfortable to use. While beads made of 'real' stones are inherently assumed to be better than beads made from acrylic or resin plastics, they also have a tendency to be as cold as the rocks they came from, particularly at the 10-12mm size. This can distract the user from the task at hand, mainly focusing on the prayers. Our beads are functional, attractive, and meant to be used.
The CARNELIAN RED BEADS
The carnelian red beads have variations in color due to marbling and shading giving these resin beads a muted earthy deep red appearance. The prayer beads are made of 10mm red week beads, 12mm round black shiny finish beads for the cruciform beads, and black 6/0 Czech glass spacer beads. They are strung on heavy duty 1mm waxed wrapped cotton cord which is hand knotted between week beads.
The crosses are attached by a jump ring so that, if desired, they may easily be replaced with a different cross or medallion. The charms or medals are coordinated to each cross based on finish, theme and appearance.
Hand knotting the beads reduces wear on the string as well as chaffing of the beads themselves. An additional safety feature is that, in the event the beads should break, the knotting will prohibit all the beads from coming off the string and will keep large portions, if not all, of the beads intact.

The CARNELIAN RED Collection

+The recommended crosses for the carnelian beads are shown below +
+ Other crosses available by request +
+ Prices vary with cross selected +

  • Red is the colour used to represent both fire and blood.
  • It symbolizes Christ's Passion and the shedding of his life's blood to atone for the sins of mankind.
  • Red also represents the fire and burning of the Holy Spirit.
  • In the church it is used on the feast days of the Holy Spirit and on days commemorating the Christian martyrs.
  • Red is also used for confirmations and ordinations where the Holy Spirit is moving and present.

Prayer Beads

CARNELIAN RED BEADS with Plain Brass CROSS
Item #10CAR-PB
Simple and conservative this plain Latin cross or Crux immissa, which is struck from solid brass, is the main representation of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. It is the symbol recognized and used by all Christians.
The charms recommended for the plain brass cross are either the goldtone Anchor charm, an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection, or a matching medal depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The plain solid brass cross measures two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Carnelian Red Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN RED BEADS with Ornate Orthodox CROSS
Item #10CAR-OO
This cross is modeled on a popular orthodox style botonnee cross. Below the plain Latin cross within the botonnee frame is a cut-out of a dove.
The Tree of Life charm represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
The silver finished alloy cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Carnelian Red Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN RED BEADS with Large Ornate Silver Botonnee CROSS
Item #10CAR-OS
This large ornate botonnee cross makes a commanding presence in this set of black marbled beads. The botonnee cross is one of the most popular styles of heraldic crosses. The trefoil tips symbolize the Holy Trinity.
The antique silver finished alloy Botonnee cross is three inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
The charms recommended for the Ornate Silver Botonnee cross are either the Tree of Life or the St. Benedict medal.
+ The Tree of Life charm represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
+ The St. Benedict medal contains symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism, and is one of the oldest and most honored medals for its power against evil.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Carnelian Red Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN RED BEADS with San Damiano CRUCIFIX
Item #10CAR-SD
The San Damiano icon cross is specifically the large rood cross that St. Francis of Assisi was praying before when he received his commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church.
The large classic Franciscan San Damiano crucifix is constructed of nickel plate over solid copper and is two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
The charms recommended for the San Damiano crucifix are either the Anchor or the Good Shephard medal.
+ The matching silvertone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
+ Christ the Good Shephard reminds us that we are the sheep of His flock and are always under His protection and guidance. The image of Christ the Good Shepherd is inside a shell symbolising baptism in Christ.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Carnelian Red Prayer Beads
CARNELIAN RED BEADS with Fleur-de-Lis CROSS
Item #10CAR-FL
Both St. Mary Magdalene and St. Mary the Virgin have developed a strong connection to the fleur-de-lis. Along with true lilies, the fleur-de-lis representation of the lily is the symbol of the Virgin Mary and the sacred symbol of Mary Magdalene. The fleur-de-lis, a stylized lily, has a rich history of symbolism to all Christians in that it also represents the Holy Trinity. The fleur-de-lis cross has become a dual reference to both the sacrifice of Christ and the two women most prominent in Jesus' life.
The substantial silver finished alloy Fleur de Lis cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
The charms recommended for the Fleur-de-Lis cross are either the matching fleur-de-lis or Miraculous Medal.
+ Matching fleur-de-lis charm of Tibetan silver symbolizing the Holy Trinity.
+ The Miraculous Medal also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, was originated in 1830 by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Prayer Beads

CARNELIAN RED BEADS with NO CROSS
Item #10CAR-NC

Add your own cross or medal to this set.
These beads DO NOT come with a cross, only a jump ring for you to attach your own cross. Overall length without cross is 10 inches.
$18 plus SHIPPING.


INCLUDED WITH EACH SET OF RED BEADS PURCHASED
+ Brochure from St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat with sample prayer formats +
+ Matching medal or charm attached to beads +



Hand Holding a Red Egg

This page last updated on 04-sep-2018


St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Director
vicar@stmarymagdalenes.org
530.643.0858




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Community of Christ the Sower (CCS)
St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Yreka
Anglican Church in North America
Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA)

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