Prayer Worry Beads with «Tears of Virgin Mary» – 50 Beads
Wonderful prayer worry beads, which are made from the seeds of the plant «tears of Virgin Mary». The monks cultivate this plant on Mount Athos and with its seeds they create unique handicrafts.
Origin: Mount Athos
Prayer Worry Beads with «Tears of Virgin Mary» and 50 Beads
This particular handiwork – prayer worry beads – is one of the most beautiful handiworks created by the monks at Mount Athos. They gather the seeds of the plant «tears of Virgin Mary», which is cultivated on Mount Athos and after a little processing they create wonderful prayer handicrafts. This one consists of 50 beads – seeds of the plant «tears of Virgin Mary», on the edge a small cross has been placed, while at the end there are impressive fringes.
This particular prayer handiwork is available with black and red fringes. In fact, among the seeds of the plant «tears of Virgin Mary» there are small discreet beads in red or black colour, which match the colour of the fringes of the handiwork. Prayer worry beads are among the most characteristic and very popular products, made by the monks of Mount Athos and have their roots in the well-known rosaries, which are used during prayer.
«Tears of Virgin Mary»: Name & Symbolism
Prayer worry beads accompanies our prayers and helps us maintain our concentration. It can also be used as an amulet, which we can have it with us to feel the protection of Christ and Virgin Mary in every step. This particular handicraft, however, stands out, as it is made from the seeds of the plant «tears of the Virgin», while due to its excellent quality can be a wonderful gift for our loved ones.
According to tradition this particular plant grew under the cross of Christ from the tears of the Virgin Mary, which fell to the ground while mourning the martyrdom and loss of Her Only Son. However, there is a second version. According to that a monk was sitting sad because he could not learn to knit a prayer rope. Then Virgin Mary appeared to him and asked him why he was sad. And he replied: «I can not learn to knit a prayer rope». Then Virgin Mary gave him the seeds of this particular plant and said to him: «Take my tears, cultivate them and make prayer ropes. And say: Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me. Oh Holy Mary save us».
Origin: Mount Athos
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