This gorgeous chaplet is handcrafted especially for the Saint Andrew Novena, which runs from November 30 to December 24. The sparkling red enameled crucifix measures 1 3/4" (exclusive of the ring loop), and the Saint Andrew medal measures 7/8" (excluding the loop). Both the crucifix and medal are Italian-made. The entire chaplet measures 11" from end to end. Beads consist of a mix of 8mm all-natural gemstones, including aventurine, red jasper, and snow quartz.
Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle's feast day, November 30, the following beautiful prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming.
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment In which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold.
In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires,
[here mention your request]
through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother.