Note: When backgrounds of first photo is removed by Ruby Lane editing it often changes the color behind the item. The silver chain in the rosary is not dark and tarnished as shown. Look at the other photos for truer illustrations.
Beautiful Stanhope glass rosary in honor of Ste Philomena (Daughter of Light). Philomena is the patron saint of infants, babies and youth. She died at 13. This rosary came from the pilgrimage site located in the village of Ars sur Formans near the Basillica which is where the heart Jean-Marie Vianney is enshrined. Fr. Vianney was the parish-priest of Ars and the patron saint of all parish priests. Ars Sur Formans is in the region of Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes in eastern France.
The Carved cross has an optic lens (called Stanhope lens( where one can view images of the Pilgrimage site. Hope the lens to a light source to best view. The pictures depicted are that of Fr. Jean Marie Vianney, The Basilica, and that of Ste Philomena. This would be a wonderful gift for a child's first communion or confirmation. Standard 5 decade rosary. Size: 23" L.