Designed on the occasion of 100th anniversary of Fátima and of the canonization of Pope John Paul II, the Rosary of the New Millennium, of gold and rock crystal, represents of itself the four sets of Mysteries that invoke the new composition of the rosary.
The beads of rock-crystal, a natural stone of particular luminosity, evoke the Luminous Mysteries introduced by John Paul II in 2002
(Apostolic Letter Rosarium Mariae Virginae, 16-10-2002).
Our Fathers (included between the medallions)
Symbolise the passage of each of the four sets of mysteries that make up the entire rosary.
Joyful Mysteries (Mysteries of Joy)
Angel’s wings: symbolize the Annunciation of the Angel, one of the five Joyful Mysteries.
Luminous Mysteries (Mysteries of Light)
Water: symbolizes the Baptism of Jesus, one of the five Luminous Mysteries.
Sorrowful Mysteries (Mysteries of Pain)
Crown of thorns: symbolizes the crowning with the crown of thorns, one of the five Sorrowful Mysteries.
Glorious Mysteries (Mysteries of Glory)
Star: symbolizes the descent of the Holy Spirit, one of the five Glorious Mysteries.
Medallion – Front
Crowned image* of Our Lady of Fátima at the Chapel of the Apparitions in Portugal.
*Image – José F. Thedim 1920
*Crown – Leitão & Irmão 1942
Medallion – Back
Escutcheon of Pope John Paul II.
Our Father (placed between the medallion and the Cross) – The keys of Heaven and Earth.
« (…) I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven : and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven : and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven » (Matthew 16:19).
Hail Mary (placed before the cross)
Beading representing the eight half-arches with pearls of the queen’s crown of Our Lady of Fátima.
Inspired by the Cross of the Crosier of Pope John Paul II