Rosary. Sodalite cross and beads.
Approx. size : 450 Long 20 x 30 mm Cross
String of beads used to recite the Holy Rosary (from the Latin word “rosarium” meaning “of roses”), the traditional Catholic prayer commemorating the twenty "mysteries" of the life of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, reciting one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Gloria after each one. It apparently comes from the Muslim tasbih, introduced to Europe by the Crusaders, which in turn has Indian origin. A papal bull by Pope Pius V, written in 1596, states that it was Saint Dominic, the founder of the Order of Preachers, who introduced the rosary in the Christian world in the year 1221.
Sodalite is named after its sodium content. This stone works as a mental regulator, it compensates for the excess of mental activity, but it is also useful for stimulating the mind if necessary. It helps in the comprehension of other's problems. It inspires with the wish of truth and justice. It is also useful for cleaning electromagnetic pollution caused by electronic devices, like computers or TVs, just by pacing a piece on top of the machine.