Habits for Holiness – rosary


Stunning white to black gradient rosary designed to help you make an examen while praying the rosary.

Scroll down to learn about the meditation for this rosary!


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 outpouringoftrust@gmail.com!


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.


For this rosary, Habits for Holiness (yes, inspired in part by the book by the CFR Franciscans), journey with Mary as you reflect on your habits and how they either bring you closer to God or take you away from Him. One particularly fruitful habit is the daily examen, meaning examination of conscience.

A simple way to make it is to 1) reflect on the graces God has given you this day and thank God for them, 2) examine the ways you have failed today; mistakes, impatience, ect. and ask for God’s mercy, and then 3) ask God for His help to love better the next day, particularly for similar situations that made you fail today.

This rosary breathes this prayer.

You begin with the white beads, thanking God for the graces, and as you journey with Mary through the life of Christ in the rosary, notice those ways you have failed and bring them to your Mother and to Jesus. As the rosary transitions back out to the white, ask God for help to do better tomorrow.

And I just want to add one final word about Confession. We are all sinners. I say this all the time to myself, and my friends and family and the response (even from myself) is “no I’m not, I’m a good person”. But the reality is we are all sinners. And the Sacrament of Confession is a Sacrament: God is present in that confessional. He has given us a person who will sit in a box and tell us He forgives us so that we can hear it and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He does.

So go to Confession regularly. And I mean regularly. Start with monthly and go even when you think you have nothing to say. When you make an examination of conscience more frequently it becomes easier to see where you need to say sorry to God.


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.  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 major beads (if you loose the spacers, don’t even worry about it).

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.

The beading wire stretches slightly as it is used (this is normal – it wears in like good leather boots) so you will still be able to slide the beads along as you pray.

I’m so excited to release this rosary! All the pieces came together so well.


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


— 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


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Your Impact

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.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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