This unique 19″ rosary from Italy is made with ceramic “Lady Bug” (Ladybug) shaped beads that are a reminder of the Blessed Mother’s powerful intercession.
During the Middle Ages a plague of small insects attacked crops in Europe and threatened starvation. The people turned to the Blessed Mother and asked her to intercede for them. A cloud of tiny red-orange insects speckled with black arrived and devoured the pests, saving the crops. In gratitude, the people called the insects “Our Lady’s Beetle” and today we call them “Ladybugs”.
It has been noted that the bright red shell of the Ladybug reminds us of the red cloak the Virgin Mary is often seen in religious paintings; the seven black spots on the shell are a reminder of the Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows of Mary.
This rosary is a beautiful gift to give to women and children alike. It comes gift boxed with a laminated card of Mary and the Rosary on the front and a list of the Mysteries of the Rosary on the back.