7 Sorrows one decade Ladybug wood bead pull rosary.
Handy, sturdy, one decade pull rosary. Unique design lets you pull the beads as you say them but they stay in place if you get interrupted so you can pick up right where you left off! Great for driving, coffee break or bed time! Pull one bead at a time only, from one end or the other. You cannot pull groups of beads.
Durable dark color cord stays "fresh" looking even after lots of use, unlike white which will show every speck!
This one decade pocket rosary features large, quality wood beads with a Ladybug decal on both sides and a sturdy black enamel St Benedict medal crucifix and Our Lady of 7 Sorrows medal.
This pull rosary is designed primarily for the elderly or those with dexterity issues like arthritis. It's large size makes it easier to hang on to and easier to pick up if dropped. It's sturdy construction, thick cord and large parts make it more durable.
Every rosary in this shop comes with a free prayer leaflet.
Made by hand in Canada
The Legend of The Ladybug
The legend of the origin of the little ladybug comes from the Middle Ages. It is one of these stories whose source or place of origin is impossible to verify, but it is so charming it begs credence.
Somewhere in very early medieval Europe, swarms of destructive insects invaded the land of a region and began to destroy the crops. Fearing their needed foodstuff would be ravished and their families would not have enough to eat for the winter, the people had recourse to Our Lady, petitioning her to save them from that plague.
Shortly, a huge cloud of small, black-spotted, orange-red insects descended from the heavens onto the crops of the farmers, devouring the pests. Thus the crops were saved. The grateful population gave the name “Our Lady’s Beetles” to this amiable and helpful red insect, which came to symbolize protection.
Its official name coccinellids is derived from the Latin word coccineus meaning scarlet, describing its bright red shell. In many medieval paintings Our Lady was depicted wearing a red cloak, and the spots of the seven-spot ladybird, the most common of the almost 5,000 species, are said to symbolize her Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows. In England, the insects are known as "Our Lady's birds" or the “Lady beetles.” In our country, the name was shortened to "ladybug."
By the way, many of the names in other European languages also refer to Our Lady: The German name Marienkäfer translates to Mary beetle; in Croatian they are called Bubamara, Mary's beetle; in Bohemian it is Frauenkäferlein, Our Lady's little beetle.
Read the full article here: Legend of the Ladybug