LADY BUG ROSARY - ITALIAN
8mm Italian Glass Beads, Crucifix and centerpiece may vary / 21" Long
Comes boxed Stories abound about how the Ladybug got its name, but the most well-known comes from Europe during the Middle Ages. At that time swarms of insects were destroying crops and people were going hungry. The faithful asked the Virgin Mary for her intercession and were soon visited by small red beetles that devoured the insects. In thanksgiving, people called these colorful bugs "Our Lady's Beetle." The red wings reminded them of the red cloak so often shown in early paintings of the Virgin and the fourteen black spots were thought to represent her seven joys and seven sorrows. Each of these beads is designed to look like a small red and black ladybug. Add to your cart or wish list above.