The spiritual life is a battle. So put on the armor of God and use His special weapon: the rosary. It is a weapon most suited to our times as St. Padre Pio said.
We fly to our mother because we know we cannot do this alone: we cannot make it to Heaven without God. In His goodness, God gave us the rosary – this prayer that meditates on the life of Jesus. He knew that at times all prayer would fail us, the spiritual life would be dry, and He would seem distant to us.
But Mary is not God. She is human, just like us. She longs to bring us closer to her Son, especially when times are tough.
With the dark brown beads and St. Benedict medal center piece, this rosary becomes a reflection of the habit of a religious brother or sister, they who know the battle and have dedicated their lives to loving and serving God.
Let them, and all the Saints, be inspiration to you, to never give up the fight.
As St. Paul says, “Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; besides all these, taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” (Ephesians 6:13-17)
The center piece is the St. Benedict medal – a powerful sacramental of protection against demons and temptation, St. Benedict is also the patron of a happy death. Among other awesome symbolism, on the reverse it has the initials of the Latin exorcism inscribed around the outside – “Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself”. If you’ve never looked up the Benedict Medal, I highly suggest you do!
At 17 inches long, with 8mm beads, this rosary is roughly the same size as your standard rosary. The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, so it is super strong.
Because this rosary is made with stone beads, it has a weight to it and retains ambient cooler room temperate, which is really awesome to feel when you’re praying; it always made me focus more on what I was saying. And then as you pray the stones warm up from your body heat.
Please remember that all things can break with excessive use. Under normal, conscientious use, this rosary will last a very long time, but, for instance, if you keep this rosary in a tight pocket every day, all day and get it crushed under you or against something, the small glass spacers can break and the steel wire will be under strain and can stretch and even break.
These repairs can be made, and I would be delighted to do so, but as time goes on, I might not have extra beads or I might be gone. So do be gentle and take good care of your rosary.
Features of the rosary:
Center piece: 3/4″x3/4″ pewter copper tone Benedictine Medal
Crucifix: 1-1/2″x1″ copper tone Crucifix
Hail Mary beads: 8mm tiger iron stone beads
Our Father beads: 8mm white howlite stone beads with copper flower bead caps
Spacers: 4mm black agate and black czech glass seed
With a little bit of practice, you can easily undo/redo the clasp on this rosary bracelet so you can pray it anywhere. The short strand of beads makes it perfect for holding it in the palm of your hand and keeps it from getting caught on anything.
On the bracelet you have the Benedictine Crucifix (protection against demons and temptation in general) and the Miraculous Medal (Mary asked that all wear it).
Stylish, practical, and comfortable, this rosary bracelet has been my go-to rosary for months.
Bracelet measurements – I found the best way to measure my wrist size is to use my phone charger cable because it simulates the thickness of the beads when on the wrist. Wrap the cord around your wrist and make it a comfortable size. Mark (pencil/pen/sharpie) the cord, then measure it flat.
Choose the bracelet size closest to your measurement, rounding down as the beading wire will relax and get larger with constant wear, especially with showering.
7″ – The size in the photos on my wrist. Fits snugly directly against the skin.
7.5″ – what I’m finding to be the average wrist size.
8″ – larger wrist size.
Feel free to ask for a specific size if these don’t work! Extra beads are added between the crucifix and clasp and are adjusted to order.
— Have a particular devotion, size, color, or style of rosary that you are looking for? Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to make a custom rosary just for you. —
This rosary is beautiful, the craftsmanship is amazing, and the card explaining its significance a testament to the needs for the rosary to be prayed in our times. To put on the battle armor of God to face and defeat the armies of hell. Monica has truly been gifted by God with an art! Wonderful customer service as well.
Beautiful rosary and Monica was great! Truly a rosary for our times.