- Silvery lace agate beads
- Silver finish Italian cross beads
- St. Michael medal centerpiece
Who are the "Holy Souls" or "Poor Souls" and why should we pray for them? According to the Catholic Catechism of the Catholic Church, after a person dies there may be a need for a “final purification” (CCC 1031) if the soul died "in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified”. This purification is necessary so that the soul can “achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven” (CCC 1030). We know that these souls have died in God's Grace and will eventually go to heaven, but for a temporary period they undergo purification. During this time the souls can benefit greatly from the prayers of the Church militant here on Earth. Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich experienced a vision where she saw souls in purgatory move from darkness towards the light as she prayed for them.
This rosary was designed to aid those who wish to offer special prayers for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The shades of grays, white, and black on the "lace" agate stones remind us of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich's words and how helpful our prayers can be. Agate is an ancient stone that is listed in the Old Testament on the “Breastplate of Judgment” (Exodus 28:17-21) and is also listed as one of the gems found in the foundations of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:19-20 and Isaiah 54:11). The decades are separated by decorative cross Our Father beads and the centerpiece features an Italian St. Michael the Archangel medal.
- Full Rosary: 16.75" (L)
- St. Michael centerpiece 1" (H) silver oxidized, made in Italy
- Crucifix: 2" (H) silver oxidized, made in Italy
- Silvery Grey Crazy Lace Agate beads 8 mm
- Antique Silver Finish Cross beads 10mm