Seller: blueautumnrain (2,911) 100%, Location: Warrenton, North Carolina, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, Item: 133061713552 c1700s ANTIQUE AND VERY RARE FOUND IN A CONVENT IN EUROPE GENUINE "MEMENTO MORI" SKULL BEAD" NUN'S PECTORAL, RARE AND UNIQUE BEAUTIFUL HAND CARVED OX BONE SKULL BEAD FOR CATHOLIC NUN'S PECTORAL ROSARY BY 13/16" BY 7/32" BY 11/32 THIS IS THE SMALL EXAMPLE D-11 Memento mori From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia For other uses, see Memento mori (disambiguation). Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation by Hans Memling. This triptych contrasts earthly beauty and luxury with the prospect of death and hell. The outer panels of Rogier van der Weyden's Braque Triptych shows the skull of the patron displayed in the inner panels. The bones rest on a brick, a symbol of his former industry and achievement. Memento mori (Latin 'remember (that you have) to die') is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life and the transient nature of all earthly goods and pursuits. It is related to the ars moriendi or “Art of Dying” and related literature. Memento mori has been an important part of ascetic disciplines as a means of perfecting the character, by cultivating detachment and other virtues, and turning the attention towards the immortality of the soul and the afterlife. In art, memento mori are artistic or symbolic reminders of mortality. In the European Christian art context, "the expression… developed with the growth of Christianity, which emphasized Heaven, Hell, and salvation of the soul in the afterlife." Historic usage Classical Dance of Death (1493) by Michael Wolgemut, from the Liber chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel Plato's Phaedo, where the death of Socrates is recounted, introduces the idea that the proper practice of philosophy is "about nothing else but dying and being dead." The Stoics were particularly prominent in their use of this discipline, and Seneca’s letters are full of injunctions to meditate on death. Europe — Medieval through Victorian Unshrouded skeleton on Diana Warburton's tomb (dated 1693) in St John's Church, Chester The thought came into its own with Christianity, whose strong emphasis on divine judgment, Heaven, Hell, and the salvation of the soul brought death to the forefront of consciousness. Many memento mori works are products of Christian art, although there are equivalents in Buddhist art. In the Christian context, the memento mori acquires a moralizing purpose quite opposed to the Nunc est bibendum (now is the time to drink) theme of Classical antiquity. To the Christian, the prospect of death serves to emphasize the emptiness and fleetingness of earthly pleasures, luxuries, and achievements, and thus also as an invitation to focus one's thoughts on the prospect of the afterlife. A Biblical injunction often associated with the memento mori in this context is In omnibus operibus tuis memorare novissima tua, et in aeternum non peccabis (the Vulgate's Latin rendering of Ecclesiasticus 7:40 , "in all thy works be mindful of thy last end and thou wilt never sin.") This finds ritual expression in the rites of Ash Wednesday, when ashes are placed upon the worshipers' heads with the words "Remember Man that you are dust and unto dust you shall return." Prince of Orange René of Châlon died in 1544 at age 25. His widow commissioned sculptor Ligier Richier to represent him offering his heart to God, set against the painted splendour of his former worldly estate. Church of Saint-Étienne, Bar-le-Duc. The most obvious places to look for memento mori meditations are in funeral art and architecture. Perhaps the most striking to contemporary minds is the transi, or cadaver tomb, a tomb that depicts the decayed corpse of the deceased. This became a fashion in the tombs of the wealthy in the fifteenth century, and surviving examples still create a stark reminder of the vanity of earthly riches. Later, Puritan tomb stones in the colonial United States frequently depicted winged skulls, skeletons, or angels snuffing out candles. These are among the numerous themes associated with skull imagery. Another example of memento mori is provided by the chapels of bones, such as the Capela dos Ossos in Évora or the Capuchin Crypt in Rome. These are chapels where the walls are totally or partially covered by human remains, mostly bones. The entrance to the former has the sentence "We bones, lying here bare, await for yours." The famous danse macabre, with its dancing depiction of the Grim Reaper carrying off rich and poor alike, is another well-known example of the memento mori theme. This and similar depictions of Death decorated many European churches. Danse Macabre, Op. 40, is a tone poem for orchestra, written in 1874 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Timepieces were formerly an apt reminder that your time on Earth grows shorter with each passing minute. Public clocks would be decorated with mottos such as ultima forsan ("perhaps the last" [hour]) or vulnerant omnes, ultima necat ("they all wound, and the last kills"). Even today, clocks often carry the motto tempus fugit, "time flees". Old striking clocks often sported automata who would appear and strike the hour; some of the celebrated automaton clocks from Augsburg, Germany, had Death striking the hour. The several computerized "death clocks" revive this old idea. Private people carried smaller reminders of their own mortality. Mary, Queen of Scots, owned a large watch carved in the form of a silver skull, embellished with the lines of Horace. A version of the theme in the artistic genre of still life is more often referred to as a vanitas, Latin for "vanity". These include symbols of mortality, whether obvious ones like skulls, or more subtle ones, like a flower losing its petals. See the themes associated with the image of the skull. Frans Hals, Youth with a Skull, c. 1626-1628 Philippe de Champaigne's Vanitas (c. 1671) is reduced to three essentials: Life, Death, and Time French - 16th/17th century ivory pendant, Monk and Death, recalling mortality and the certainty of death (Walters Art Museum) After the invention of photography, many people had photographs taken of recently dead family members. Memento mori was also an important literary theme. Well-known literary meditations on death in English prose include Sir Thomas Browne's Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial and Jeremy Taylor's Holy Living and Holy Dying. These works were part of a Jacobean cult of melancholia that marked the end of the Elizabethan era. In the late eighteenth century, literary elegies were a common genre; Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard and Edward Young's Night Thoughts are typical members of the genre. Apart from the genre of requiem and funeral music, there is also a rich tradition of memento mori in the Early Music of Europe. Especially those facing the ever-present death during the recurring bubonic plague pandemics from the 1340s onward tried to toughen themselves by anticipating the inevitable in chants, from the simple Geisslerlieder of the Flagellant movement to the more refined cloistral or courtly songs. The lyrics often looked at life as a necessary and god-given vale of tears with death as a ransom and reminded people to lead sinless lives to stand a chance at Judgement Day. Two stanzas typical of memento mori in mediaeval music are from the virelai ad mortem festinamus of the Catalan Llibre Vermell de Montserrat from 1399: Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur, Mors venit velociter quae neminem veretur, Omnia mors perimit et nulli miseretur. Ad mortem festinamus peccare desistamus. Life is short, and shortly it will end; Death comes quickly and respects no one, Death destroys everything and takes pity on no one. To death we are hastening, let us refrain from sinning. Ni conversus fueris et sicut puer factus Et vitam mutaveris in meliores actus, Intrare non poteris regnum Dei beatus. Ad mortem festinamus peccare desistamus. If you do not turn back and become like a child, And change your life for the better, You will not be able to enter, blessed, the Kingdom of God. To death we are hastening, let us refrain from sinning. In the late 16th and through the 17th century memento mori rings were made. Use by religious Memento mori was the salutation used by the Hermits of St. Paul of France (1620-1633), also known as the Brothers of Death. It is sometimes claimed that the Trappists use this salutation, but this is not true. Puritan America Thomas Smith's Self-Portrait Colonial American art saw a large number of memento mori images due to Puritan influence. The Puritan community in 17th-century North America looked down upon art, because they believed it drew the faithful away from God, and if away from God, then it could only lead to the devil. However, portraits were considered historical records, and as such they were allowed. Thomas Smith, a 17th-century Puritan, fought in many naval battles and also painted. In his self-portrait, we see a typical puritan memento mori with a skull, suggesting his imminent death. The poem under the skull emphasizes Smith's acceptance of death: Why why should I the World be minding, Therein a World of Evils Finding. Then Farwell World: Farwell thy jarres, thy Joies thy Toies thy Wiles thy Warrs. Truth Sounds Retreat: I am not sorye. The Eternall Drawes to him my heart, By Faith (which can thy Force Subvert) To Crowne me (after Grace) with Glory. Mexico Posada's 1910 La Calavera Catrina Much memento mori art is associated with the Mexican festival Day of the Dead, including skull-shaped candies and bread loaves adorned with bread "bones." This theme was also famously expressed in the works of the Mexican engraver José Guadalupe Posada, in which various walks of life are depicted as skeletons. I AM SO HONORED AND PROUD TO PRESENT THIS AMAZINGLY RARE ANTIQUE "MEMENTO MORI" SKULL BEAD FOR ROSARY OR JUST CONTEMPLATION! THESE ARE THE REAL DEAL AND NOT THE FAKES YOU WILL FIND OUT THERE ON THE MARKET. I HAVE GOTTEN SUCH AN INTEREST IN THESE PIECE THAT I DECIDED TO PUT THEM UP ONE BY ONE. EACH UNIQUE TO IT'S SELF BUT ALL WITH A DEEP REVERENCE AND MEANING. THEY WERE USED BY A NUN FROM BEFORE OF THE TURN OF THE LAST CENTURY! THIS DATES THIS IN THE c1700s AND HAND CARVED OF OX BONE! THE MEANING OF THE "MEMENTO MORI" BEAD OR SKULL BEAD ( THE LATIN TRANSLATION OF THE PHRASE IS "REMEMBER YOU MUST DIE"). THE BEADS WERE GIVEN TO THE NUN'S AT THE TIME THEY TAKE HOLY ORDERS IS TO LET THEM KNOW THAT LIFE IS NOT INFINITE AND A REMINDER OF BOTH MORTALITY AND THE JUDGMENT THAT FOLLOWS US IN DEATH. THIS IS VERY GORGEOUS AND VERY RARE. THIS WOULD HAVE EITHER BEEN ADDED TO A PECTORAL ROSARY OR MANY JUST KEPT THEM NEAR AS A CONSTANT REMINDER! THE ANTIQUE BEAD FEELS WONDERFUL TO THE TOUCH AS YOU PRAY UPON! YOU CAN FEEL THE DEVOTION FLOW FROM THIS PIECE! PERFECT FOR ANY TIME AND A LOVELY REMINDER OF THE SACRIFICE JESUS MADE. THIS WOULD BE A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO ANYONE WHO IS A SERIOUS RELIGIOUS COLLECTOR! GREAT FOR BOTH YOUNG AND OLD. THE ANTIQUE TREASURE COULD USE SOME CLEANING I AM SURE, BUT I DON'T ALTER ANY OF MY ROSARIES! I LEAVE THAT UP TO THE NEW OWNER. GOOD LUCK WITH THE BIDDING! I DO OFFER COMBINED SHIPPING AND AM EASY TO WORK WITH. PLEASE CONTACT ME WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED SHOPPING AND I WILL GIVE A TOTALED INVOICE. ALL ITEMS THAT ARE BOUGHT AND SHIPPED OUT FOR AROUND $100.00 OR MORE WILL BE SENT AT MY EXPENSE THROUGH SIGNATURE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION AND FREE TO THE BUYERS (IN THE UNITED STATES). "NEW" DUE TO DEMAND I AM NOW OFFERING INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WITH LIMITING CONDITIONS. THE COUNTRIES THAT I DO SEND TO I ONLY SEND MY ITEMS OUT "EXPRESS MAIL", WHICH MEANS DELIVERY CONFIRMATION AND INSURANCE. THIS IS NORMALLY AROUND $40.00. (GIVE OR TAKE) SO IF YOU DECIDE YOU WISH ONE ITEM OR A NUMBER OF ITEMS PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BUYING AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE PRICE OF SHIPPING. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS ON HOW I SEND OUT OF THE COUNTRY, AS THIS IS THE ONLY WAY BOTH THE BUYER AND MYSELF ARE PROTECTED THROUGH EBAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY MY AUCTIONS TODAY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS. I PRIDE MYSELF ON BEING AS OPEN AND HONEST WITH MY DESCRIPTIONS. I AM HUMAN AND DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT ALL RELIGIOUS ITEMS. BUT I DO MY BEST TO DESCRIBE WHAT I SEE AND HAVE LEARNED ABOUT MY VAST COLLECTION OF ITEMS I PUT UP. GOOD LUCK WITH THE BIDDING! PLEASE READ ENTIRE PAGE BEFORE BIDDING! Thank you! I have done my best to describe the item to the best of my ability. But please check out all the pictures to see the item as it is. All items are SOLD AS IS and gently used unless otherwise stated as NEW. ALL the items come from a "SMOKE-FREE HOME". If you have any questions please feel free to contact me about it before bidding. I will be glad to take the time to answer any of your questions. Thank you so much for stopping by my auction today. Have a blessed day! blueautumnrain Thoughts of Preparing yourself for Lent Season.... Easter / Lent is a very important personal Journey each year in my own personal life. It is almost like my own personal "renewal" and or " rebirth" of the imprint of my spirit. It does not mean I can swipe the slate clean and go without repentance of my own sins prior. I once thought about taking Holy Orders and is why I think I have attacked such wonderful Religious Possessions to me. I am not saying I think there is ONE WAY to pray. I also think there are endless definitions of even the existence of God. How we get to our own inner spirit is as diverse are there are stars in the sky. So as I place my own personal Rosaries up I am not trying to promote my own personal agenda. But I have been asked about how and even why pray the Rosary. As I end my ramblings now I leave you with this something that I read this once and found it very much how the path feels for me and written is words I could not find myself and so I share. After that you will find the HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY. As we pray and ponder the mystery of Jesus passion, death and resurrection let us ask God to create a new heart in our lives and societies, so that we may turn away from the ashes of destruction and begin to embrace more fully the new life given us by Christ. Jesus is our model because Jesus throughout manifests full, complete and active adherence to the will of him who sent him. His passion glorifies the Father because it forcefully reveals the power of his love that saves the whole of human kind. Every journey begins with a single step. To take that step one must have the desire to make the journey. Every journey is a voyage of discovery. Sometimes the terrain traveled is familiar, sometimes the terrain is seen for the first time; whatever the case, the Sacred journey is a journey intended to enhance our relationship with God and meet the Risen Christ in a new way. Biblically, the first person to undertake a personal journey of faith and discovery is Abraham and his wife Sarah. "Now the Lord said to Abram (Abraham) 'Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.'" (Genesis 12:1) Two things are implied in this invitation: A journey into the unknown based on trust and faith and a personal journey of discovery of this God who offers the invitation and promise of blessing. In spirituality the desert or wilderness is symbolic of the struggle to obey, heed, and listen to the voice of God who calls and issues the invitation. It is often tortuous, twisting, challenging involving purging, purifying, cleansing so that one's personal self can experience transformation through the process of dying to the old self and rising to new life, a life of total trust and intimacy with the One Who Calls. A we touch upon key moments in the life of Jesus' journey we will try to make applications to our own journey of faith. HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY Prayers of the Rosary Prayer Before The Rosary Queen of the Holy Rosary, you have designed to come to Fatima and Medjugorje, to reveal to the three shepherd children and six visionaries, the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, in order that by meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption which are recalled in it, I may obtain peace for the world, the conversion of sinners, and the favor which I ask of you in this Rosary (Mention your request). I ask it for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of souls, especially for my own. Amen. The Our Father: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. The Hail Mary: Hail Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with thee; blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Glory be to the Father: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Prayer to Jesus Requested By Our Lady O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, take all souls to Heaven, and help especially those most in need of Your mercy. The Apostles' Creed: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son, Our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen. Hail Holy Queen: Hail! Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement! O loving! O sweet Virgin Mary! Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Prayer After The Rosary O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. Rosary Novenas Religious devotion, public or private, for the duration of nine days to gain special graces, is called a Novena. Those who perform it with a lively hope of having their request granted, and with perfect faith and resignation if it be refused, may be assured that Christ will grant some grace or blessing. This requires an understanding that in His infinite wisdom and mercy, He may refuse the particular favor which is requested. Novenas originated in imitation of the Apostles who were gathered together in prayer for nine days from the time of Our Lord's Ascension (to Heaven) until Pentecost Sunday (the descent of the Holy Spirit). This practice of saying the Rosary nine times in the form of the Rosary Novena in petition or thanksgiving, is another way of heeding Our Lady's request to Pray the Rosary. The 54 Day Novena Devotion which originated in 1884 at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompei, consists of the daily recitation of five decades of the Rosary (one complete Mystery: Joyful, Sorrowful, or Glorious) for twenty-seven days in petition and five decades for twenty-seven additional days in thanksgiving. You will actually be making three Novenas in petition for a particular favor and three Novenas in thanksgiving for a particular favor. 1st day say the 5 Joyful Mysteries 2nd day say the 5 Luminous Mysteries 3rd day say the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries 4th day say the 5 Glorious Mysteries 5th day begin again the 5 Joyful Mysteries, etc. The Family Rosary The Family That Prays Together... Stays Together. The family Rosary is the Rosary recited aloud together, by as many of the family and their friends as can be present. Any family (two or more people) may say the Family Rosary in any suitable place and at any time. A leader says aloud the first part of each prayer; a second person or group of persons answers aloud the second part of the prayer. To begin the Family Rosary, all hold the Crucifix of their Rosary in the right hand and make the Sign of the Cross. The leader begins the Apostles' Creed and proceeds through the rest of the Rosary as shown on Page 2. The leader announces the Mystery before each decade. Five decades (one complete Mystery: Joyful, Sorrowful, or Glorious) should be recited each day. The Five First Saturdays Mary's Great Promise at Fatima - The Five First Saturdays are intended to honor and to make reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for all the blasphemes and ingratitude of men. This devotion and the wonderful promises connected with it were revealed by the Blessed Virgin at Fatima, a small village in Portugal. Our lady appeared to three children there in 1917, and one of the little girls, Lucy, tells us that Our Lady said: I promise to help at the hour of death, with the graces needed for salvation, whoever on the First Saturday of five consecutive months shall: 1. Confess and Receive Communion. 2. Recite five decades of the Rosary (Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, or Glorious Mysteries) 3. Keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me. blueautumnrain Over the next few months I am going to put part of my very vast and special Rosaries from many Estates over the years. All are Blessed and each are unique and special to me. Some of my Rosaries are from the later 1800s and Victorian and before the turn of the 1900 Century. Others are from the turn of the Century. Some are dated and others show the age from the design, style and or material they are made of. Materials they are made of are Sterling Silver, Brass, Silver Plated, Gun Metal, Rope and Plastic. The Beads of some of these Rosaries are made of Sterling Silver, Ebony, Mother of Pearl, Horn / Horned, Ox, Bone, Swarovski Crystal, Rock Crystal, and all sorts of different types of Glass. Czechoslovakian, Bohemian and much more. Some are Pectoral Rosaries and or owned by different Nuns and Priests, I have been so Blessed to have acquired over many years. At least one Estate is from an older Priest whom has passed away now about 15 years. These Rosaries from his Estate and are mostly from the 1920s through the 50s. The other is a Nun's Estate whom has passed now 20 years ago. These Rosaries are from the 1940s and even before. I am not expert in Rosaries. But I have been told and the evidence shows many of these items are even turn of the century. The Value of these Rosaries have never been monetary to me. ALL these Rosaries are blessed in some way or another with uniqueness. The Rosaries come from all sorts of places such as French, Czechoslovakia, Ireland (Erie) Germany, England, and many more countries. Some of the Rosaries are 5 decades and others are Franciscan and 7 decades. I also have some that are 20 Decades I will be putting up as well. Each has a story to tell in the devotion that was given them. And through each Rosary many prayers were said by these very devote and peaceful souls. The Rosaries are ALL precious to me and I must now part with them. Please know my only wish now is to find each and everyone of them a good and cherished home. Every one of the Rosaries are "Sold As Is". They are very old and need care. I have not cleaned them for my own personal reasons. I believe each and every living thing or otherwise in life has an energy. These Rosaries are no exception to such a feeling of peaceful energy. Thus I have let them remain "as they were" when I received them. I have done my best to detail them in my pictures. I will answer any questions I can about them. But know I am not a Religious expert nor do I know everything there is to know about Rosaries. I have just been a blessed one whom the Rosaries came to after the passing of their owners. Thank you so much for coming to my auctions today and know I am truly blessed and humbled you did come and take a look at these treasures. If you know anyone whom would LOVE a Rosary please either bid on these Rosaries I have up... or contact me and I will look through all my Rosaries for the type of Rosary you might be looking for. Have a wonderful and beautiful day and may you always have LOVE in your life as I have found.. in the peace from above..... becca ABOUT ME... People ask me often about why I see a few items on Ebay. So I thought I would give a better understanding about myself. I am a person whom has been blessed most of my life and been in the right place at the right time to meet the people I have been so fortunate to have come to meet paths with. In doing so, I have also been blessed with items now I would wish to find loving home for. Most of the my things I have either given away or donated. Some have been lost because of circumstances. I have come to realize in my life I needed a new direction. So, my husband and myself are stripping our belongings down to a very bare minimum and saving the little we do get on Ebay to help our "later years". I would wish the items I put up on Ebay to find good homes. I still have this need to "rescue" religious items mainly and give them a home that people will cherish as much as I have over the years. I still have people coming to me and offering me these treasures knowing that I would seek out a good home for them. Crazy I know, but this is really what it is for me. Prices are pretty much FIXED though on Ebay. Either I am selling for someone else, or I feel that the price for the items I have up are low enough. I will be changing things up from time to time and selling a vast variety of items. I am not an expert at anything I am putting up. So all the items are "SOLD AS IS". I do my best to describe the item and all it's flaws. I also am getting better at taking pictures and will post as much detail with each item I can. I would be very grateful if you would leave me positive feedback when the transaction is done. I will do the same in return. As for the types of item I will be putting up... who knows? Truth is I live in the country in North Carolina now. And for fun my husband and I take long drives out to places most would never be able to get to. So I will pass these treasure I find too along to you as well. If you have any questions about me feel free to contact me. I would be blessed to share myself with you. As always find goodness in ALL that comes in your path. Life can and does often change on a dime. So please be gentle to yourself and those around you. May love find you always.... Sincerely grateful, becca PAYMENTS I only can take at this time PayPal. ALL Payments must be paid by the 72 hours after bidding is over. 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Thank you all again for all your words to me! It has been a pleasure to meet you all! Thank you also for stopping by this auction today! May blessings come down upon you like soft "Autumnrain" Blueautumnrain Hello Buyers! I am putting up over the next few weeks my entire collection of Rosaries and other religious items. Such as, Relics, Bibles, Books, Medals, Crosses, Holy Prayer Cards, Pins, Holy Water Bottles, Pocket Shrines and other Catholic items and Christian Books etc... I have had such joy collecting these items over the years, but now find the need to let them go to a Home that will cherish and love them as much as I have. Many of these have been blessed by previous Popes and were owned by either Priests and or Nuns. I have been honored to have held them in my possession all these years. But now find the need to let them go where they are destined to find homes where they can be cherished as much as I have them all. Please know I am a serious Seller, so be the same as a Buyer. I will answer all questions in a timely fashion. So please ask away! I am not an expert in Religious items. I have just been fortunate to have been come across these beautiful and spiritual items. Therefore ALL items are "SOLD AS IS". Have fun looking through all the items I am selling. Happy Buying!! May the peace that passes all understandings be with you always. Condition: Used, Condition: THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC AND TRUE GENUINE BONE ANTIQUE NUNS BEAD IS IN WONDERFUL PRAYERFUL CONDITION FOR THE WEAR AND AGE! I SEE ON THIS BEAD THERE ARE TWO SMALLER HOLES ON EITHER SIDE OF THE HEAD WHERE THE EARS WOULD BE. THIS WAS GIVEN TO THE NUNS OR PRIESTS AFTER TAKING THE VOWS OF HOLY ORDER. THIS IS TO REMIND THEM AND US THAT WE SHALL RETURN TO DUST. TO DEATH WE WILL RETURN. THESE BEADS CAME OUT OF A CONVENT FROM EUROPE. THEY WERE DISCOVERED IN A BOX AND HAD BEEN COLLECTED OVER THE YEARS. I HAVE A FEW TO PUT. DEPENDING THE SIZE I WILL BE PRICING THEM. SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY. AGAIN THESE WERE OWNED BY NUNS AND PRAYED UPON AND GIVEN TO THEM AS A REMINDER OF DEATH WILL RETURN TO US. A BEAUTIFUL SYMBOLISM NOT UNDERSTOOD THESE DAYS.