The pearl commemorative rosary is beautiful. The hands in lieu of Our Father beads are notable. The beads on the 6mm rosaries were a little too small. I think 8mm or 10mm would have made more of an impact.
Having adopted devotion to St. Padre Pio into my own prayer life, I was eager to have this beautiful rosary honoring him. It's a really impressive and inspiring rosary, and I'm so happy to now have it as part of my collection of Ghirelli rosaries. St. Padre Pio considered the rosary his "weapon" against the enemies of God, and this new rosary bearing the saint's name reminds me of Our Lady's exhortation to say the rosary each day.
Being a professed Secular Franciscan, this rosary has even more meaning to me. This is the rosary I use in my daily prayers when I am not at daily mass.
Received rosary quickly and am very happy with same. The Crucifix, showing the Precious Blood of our Savior is an outstanding feature. These wounds, of course, were duplicated in Padre Pio's stigmata.