Anglican chaplet of St Patrick & St Brigit of Kildare, Christian Saints
A chaplet is a small set of prayer beads, often used for special prayer purposes or to remember the examples of outstanding Christian living by the saints - they are popular too for people on the move as their smaller size means they are easy to carry with you. This is a chaplet of saints Patrick and Brigit of Ireland (also known as Bridget and Bridgit).
For this chaplet I chose Czech glass art beads that are made to resemble rough nuggets or stones. The colors represent the land these two saints trod, from the pale marble of that country to the rocky fields and cliffs. All the beads are linked with rosary wire, and the two front beads are finished with little Swarovski topaz crystals and wire-wrapped to give that unique handmade look.
This wee chaplet is based on the layout of the Anglican or Christian rosary. It has 7 prayer beads (one week of the full rosary), a single cruciform bead and an invitatory bead. At the beginning is a gold-plated pewter Irish cross and at the other is a medal with St Patrick on one side and St Brigit on the other.
Two prayer pamphlets come with this chaplet. One has prayers for the Chaplet of St Brigit based on Matthew 6:25-33, and the other has chaplet prayers that are an abbreviated form of the prayers used with the St Patrick Breastplate rosary.
Length: 24.5cm / 9.75 inches
Cross: 3cm / 1.2 inches tall
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch tall
Beads: 10mm Czech glass nuggets.
Saint Patrick and Saint Bridget are both especially associated with Ireland, the country of Bridget's birth. Saint Patrick was a 5th century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with Saint Brigit (Bridget) of Kildare. Bridget arrived in Ireland a few years after St Patrick - it is said she made people think of the Blessed Mother because she was so pure and sweet, so lovely and gentle. She is still known as the "Mary of the Irish."
A lovely small set of prayer beads designed and made for your regular use. They would also make a thoughtful gift, and come attractively wrapped.
See more chaplets and pocket rosaries here: Chaplet Collection
Full-size Christian rosaries are here: Rosary Collection
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