Job's-tears, a tall tropical plant of the family Gramineae (grass family), Coix lacrymajobi, native to East Asia and Malaya but cultivated in gardens as an annual and naturalized in the Southern United States and New World tropics. The mature grains are enveloped by very hard, pearly white, oval structures which are used as beads for making rosaries, necklaces, and other objects. Some varieties are harvested for cereal food and are used medicinally in parts of Asia. These beads come from plants home-grown at Subiaco Abbey by Fr. Richard. He then hand-makes each rosary with precision.
Unless otherwise requested, each rosary will be blessed by one of our Benedictine priests before shipping.
PLEASE NOTE: This item is not stocked in inventory. Job’s Tears rosaries are crafted one at a time as orders are received. Please allow 3-5 weeks for production and shipment.
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