This skull rosary, or skull bead rosary, is a 5 decade rosary made with premium quality beads of stainless steel, black paracord and a nails and crown of thorns crucifix (as opposed to a pardon crucifix common in some more expensive non paracord rosaries that are out there. If you prefer purple*, please also look at our day of the dead rosary beaded with these same premium beads. A skull beads rosary may seem like goth jewelry or a skull necklace, but rosaries with skulls are actually quite common as are the skull and bones a cross Catholic art, and devotions to remember death are prevalent throughout Catholic Spirituality. We pray for the holy souls in purgatory, and like Saint Michael the archangel (the angel of death) make sure to keep this weapon against evil stored in our Lady's armory, close at hand. A skull Catholic rosary may seem like a "Men's rosary" but devotions for remembering death aren't just for the Knights of Columbus. In countries with Spanish influence like the Philippines and Mexico there is a vibrant spirituality around the death of loved ones practiced by men and women of all walks of life.
A ‘Momento Mori’ Prayer
Remember, O Christian soul,
That thou hast this day
and every day of thy life…
God to glorify,
Jesus to imitate,
A soul to save,
A body to mortify,
Sins to repent of,
Virtues to acquire,
Hell to avoid,
Heaven to gain,
Eternity to prepare for,
Time to profit by,
Neighbors to edify,
The world to despise,
Devils to combat,
Passions to subdue,
Death perhaps to suffer,
Judgement to undergo.
Therefore, O child of Jesus and Mary,
Avoid sin and all its occasions.
go frequently to Confession
and Holy Communion.
May God have mercy on our souls.
The Catholic rosary is a prayer chaplet devotion where the one praying the rosary is reflecting on the events of the lives of Mary and Jesus. Prayer beads are common in many religions, but a rosary is more than a beaded necklace it is like a spiritual bouquet of roses for our Mother Mary. ANy rosary can also be used to pray the divine mercy chaplet.
*We will also be producing a memento mori rosary, beads will be stainless steel (not black beads), but a Catholic black rosary with black paracord so keep an eye out for that memento mori skull rosary on our store page.
** The silver skull beads in this picture are made of stainless steel
*** People who viewed this item also viewed products in our store for st. Michael, Saint Benedict cross, crucifix, devotional items including other rosaries with skulls
**** The stone skull pictured is not for sale.
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