Irish Penal Rosary - Obsidian and Howlite
The Irish Penal Rosary is a single Decade Rosary used during penal times in Ireland when Roman Catholicism and it’s objects was forbidden.
In use the crucifix was hidden in the sleeve or palm while the ring was placed over the thumb as the first decade of the rosary was recited. The ring is then placed over the next finger as the next decade is spoken and so on u til all five decades are completed.
These can also be used as good luck charms in cars, or attached to hand bags or keys.
All items are designed and hand made in Melbourne
Obsidian is formed from the rapid cooling of molten Lava
Considered to be a protective stone that forms a shield from negative energy, it is also said to help with grounding and finding balance.
The Stone of Calm, Howlite helps to overcome stress, desperation and sadness. It heightens perception, sharpens memory and concentration.
It can be found in Turkey, USA and Canada
Material: Obsidian & Howlite & Stainless Steel
Bead Size: 10mm
Cross: Stainless Steel