Prayer is to our soul what rain is to the soil. Fertilize the soil ever so richly, it will remain barren unless fed by frequent rains.
-- St John Vianney
This rosary is made of bone beads and semi-precious stone beads. The colors remind me of the purity of rain and the green results of a generous down-pour. St. John Vianney gives us a beautiful analogy comparing prayer to rain. As Christ calls us when we are thirsty, he nourishes us with the waters of everlasting life.