In the early 1930’s a young nun and mystic in Poland named Sr. Faustina began experiencing visions of Jesus. In these visions, Jesus appeared to her dressed in white and indescribably beautiful, his left hand pulling aside the garment over his heart to reveal red and white rays coming from his side. His right hand was raised in blessing. He asked her to paint an image in that likeness with the inscription “Jesus, I Trust in You.” The rays, as he would later reveal to her, represented the blood and water which poured out of his side on the cross. They radiate out to and encompass the viewer of the image. The overall message of the image is that of Divine Mercy for the sinner. Jesus asked St. Faustina to spread word of his mercy. He asked her to invite others to his merciful love by praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet, which can be prayed with a normal 5 decade rosary and by celebrating the Feast of Divine Mercy, which is on the Sunday after Easter.
This rosary, in order to honor the message of Divine Mercy uses Red and Crystal Czech Glass beads with Ruby Red Faceted Czech glass for the Our Father beads and decade accents, calling to mind the red and white rays which radiated from the image. The centerpiece is the Divine Mercy “M” center with a St. Faustina Medal hanging below. The crucifix is an Ornate Crucifix, chosen because the ornamentation resembles the rays that come from Jesus in the image. This is a beautiful rosary on which to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and to remember Jesus’ great mercy and love for us.