Refuge of Sinners – rosary, bracelet

(1 customer review)


Stunning black and white rosary (meaning behind that below) is the perfect catholic rosary for men, and the perpetual reminder to remain close to the Sacrament of Confession and Our Lady.


Scroll down to the bottom to learn about the meditation for this rosary!


NEW BRACELET CLASP – lobster claw and adjustable chain. Read more below.


Please note that each rosary will be unique and the design might change in practice, but not in spirit, over time. Centerpieces and crucifixes might change, but should be noted in the photos. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at!


In the unlikely event that this rosary should break, simply gather all the beads you can find and email me. You only pay for shipping and the replacement of missing parts; major beads and the medals.


Our sure refuge from sin is Our Lady, who keeps us safe under her protecting mantle, guiding us back to God and away from temptation.

The black and white of this rosary reminds us of the  tension in our hearts as we fight against sin; this back and forth between purity and stain.

Black has long been the color for sin. As we leave the Confessional, our souls are made pure as white snow.  But over time, even if there are no mortal sins, the room gets dusty, and we have to clean up our soul again.

From white to black to white, we brave this fallen world and hold fast to the Sacraments, meditate often on the Mysteries of the rosary, and ask God for the graces needed to get up again.

As the Refuge of Sinners, we fly often to Mary as our mother, our queen, and our guide, placing our petitions for Final Perseverance under her sure protection. 


At 16 inches long, with 8mm beads, these rosaries are about the same size as a 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: 1/2″x1″ silver tone Sacred Heart of Jesus with the Holy Family on the reverse

Crucifix: 1-1/2″x1″ silver tone St. Benedict crucifix

Hail Mary beads: 8 different stones from agate to jade to onyx. May vary slightly depending on availability of the stones, but will always have a smooth gradient.

Our Father beads: 10mm striped black agate with silver bead caps and 4mm black agate spacers

Spacers: clear czech glass seed



Lobster clasp and chain make the new bracelets far more adjustable than the old designs. Two sizes are available: Small and Medium/Large. The only difference is the length of the chain. Small goes from 7″ to 7.5″, Med/Large goes from 7″ to about 8.5″.

If the size is too big, you can easily use two pliers and remove any excess chain and make it exactly customized to your wrist.


— 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. —

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 5 × 7 × 1 in

Med/Large bracelet, Small bracelet, five decade rosary

1 review for Refuge of Sinners – rosary, bracelet

  1. Sam

    I struggle with habitual sin, and the bracelet has been extremely powerful for me. Every time I feel tempted I say this chaplet, going from black to white, and recognize that it I should not be ashamed of being tempted and that Mary will wrap me under her mantle, with my sins and all.

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For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

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