This prayer bracelet is made with beads called “Tears of the Virgin Mary”. The beads are natural seeds harvested from a plant that first sprouted miraculously on the soil from the tears of the Virgin Mary while watching her Son, Jesus Christ, being crucified.
Years later, on Mount Athos, a monk was having difficulty making the knots on the traditional wool prayer rope. The Theotokos appeared and showed him how to plant, harvest, and use the seeds as beads for the making of prayer ropes. The plant has been growing on Mount Athos since then.
Diameter: 2.1” (5.3 cm), stretches to fit most adult sized wrists.
This bracelet was meticulously handcrafted by monks in Mount Athos. While crafting each one, the monks are simultaneously engaged in prayer and concentration, making these items a true blessing! With the purchase of this item, you are also supporting the monastic communities of Mount Athos, Greece.
Dimensions may vary slightly as this is a handmade product