ST. JUNIPERO SERRA OLIVE WOOD ROSARY
Made with oval 8mm olive wood beads from the West Bank in the Holy Land with a 1 3/4" papal crucifix and a pewter medal of St. Junipero Serra for the center. The back of the center reads: "Always Forward, Never Back". When laid flat this rosary measures 21". Junipero Serra was a Franciscan priest and missionary to the Americas. He founded 9 missions in California between the years 1769 and 1782. Besides extraordinary fortitude, his most conspicuous virtues were insatiable zeal, love of mortification, self-denial, and absolute confidence in God. He was canonized by Pope Francis on September 25, 2015.