Ghirelli honors one of the Church's great saints -- Ignatius of Loyola. His constant endeavor was to lead the faithful to give greater praise to God through both prayer and apostolic service. He is known for a repeated phrase, which became his motto and that of the Society of Jesus, which he founded: "For the Greater Glory of God."
This unique and highly creative and detailed rosary features 6mm x 8mm oval Italian wood beads in brown color, with a custom Crucifix, a Centerpiece that features an image of Saint Ignatius on one side and the symbol of the Society of Jesus on the other side, Our Father/Pater medals with the following words in Latin: Ad, Maiorem, De, Gloriam (“For the Greater Glory of God”) and their abbreviations on the reverse side. A custom charm attachment hangs below the Centerpiece which features an image of Our Lady. Available in antique silver finish.
As a Jesuit university alumnus, I had to acquire the St. Ignatius Rosary from Ghirelli. It is a spectacularly fine and beautifully designed rosary, made from high-quality materials and with exquisite workmanship ... like all Ghirelli rosaries. But for anyone who is familiar with Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit history and tradition, this rosary is a treasure to be highly prized. The crucifix and centerpiece are particularly appropriate to a rosary named for St. Ignatius, with the "Jesuit badge" covering one side of the centerpiece. The Our Father medals inscribed with the Jesuit motto, Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, are a wonderful touch to this special rosary. Read the history of the Battle of Lepanto and one understands just how appropriate it is to name a rosary for St. Ignatius! This is a really nice rosary for men. Thanks so much, Ghirelli! Now, how about a rosary named for St. Augustine? "Tolle Lege!"
Beauty in simplicity, as Ignatius would have it. To find God in all things, even the mundane movements of the heart.
I really love my St. Ignatius rosary! It is great! Next, to make a St. Dominic Guzman rosary? I will buy it!
Very happy with the St. Ignatius rosary. Thank you for your ministry!
I purchased this simply because I have a deep admiration for Saint Ignatius and the Jesuit Order and, as with all Ghirelli Rosaries, it is a beautiful piece. Though not ornate it is a work of art and I am impressed with the attention to detail as well as its simple beauty. I intend to continue adding to my Ghirelli collection and want to mention the great customer service...Julie and Dino really care both about their Rosaries and their customers! God bless!