This plain single decade rosary is in honor of the zeal and heart of the religious. It’s red-brown tiger iron Hail Mary beads reminds me of the habit of a Franciscan or Benedictine. It also has a Benedictine medal center piece, beautifully detailed.
Simply put, this rosary is to remind you of the simplicity and humility of those in religious life, the heroic virtue of the Saints (many of whom were in religious life), and encourage you to live your life with the same zeal and humility.
Even though the Hail Mary beads flash with the characteristic tigers-eye effect, this rosary has quite the simplicity, easily balanced with the detailed, but dull copper crucifix.
If you don’t know about the St. Benedict medals you should go look up the history; it’s fascinating. Among other things, the medal is a symbol of protection against demons and temptation with the initials of the Latin exorcism inscribed around the outside that translates – “Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself.” Every time you reach for this rosary, remind yourself of your dignity as a child of Christ and of the power of prayer against spiritual attack.
What do you know about the saints? Have you taken time to read about their lives and to be inspired by their heroic witness to Christ? Every day of the year the Church celebrates a different saint, but every day has about 5-10 or more saints who we can choose from because there are over 10,000 saints that have been canonized! Many of these holy men and women were in religious life – they were monks and nuns. Pick a few to read about and ask for their intercession as you pray this rosary.
The rosary is assembled with 49-strand steel beading wire, crimping beads, and wire protectors, so it is super strong and will last a lifetime of use. While I do strength test every rosary, it is still a handmade piece and prone to human error. So, should it break, simply gather all the beads you can find and contact me and I’ll gladly repair it for you for free sans shipping and the replacement of missing parts; major beads, the crucifix, and the centerpiece.
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: 10mm striped black agate stone beads with copper flower bead caps
Spacers: black czech glass seed of two sizes
— Have a particular color, devotion, size, or style of rosary that you are looking for? Send me a message and I’d be happy to make a custom rosary just for you. —