Momento Mori Rosary, Pectoral Crucifix with skull, in a Pieta Tenner Chaplet, a gift of comfort for the grieving or after loss of a child, an all occasion anniversary, or anytime Catholic gift. Large gems, mans rosary.
A classic “tenner” chaplet, 11 gems long. Black and white banded agate semiprecious gemstones, with a larger white Jade, make up this devotion for your praying hands. Each wire wrapped bead is gracefully embellished with one or two silver petaled caps. Perfect Confirmation gift, Catholic gift, Car Rosary or pocket rosary. This tenner Chaplet makes a perfect pocket rosary. This one measures 17 1/2″
☆ On the practice of Momento Mori ☆
The salutation, “Momento Mori”, was rumored to be used exclusively by the hermits of St Paul of France circa 1620-1633. The monks were also known as The Bothers of Death. Colonial America brought momento mori images with them due to the puritans practices reflection on mortality. Momento mori means simply, “remember that you have to die.”
For Dominican friars, their “memento mori” comes every day when they recite prayers for the dead, said Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, professor of moral theology for the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies.
“There are many reasons you want to live in the other orders – the Benedictines, the Franciscans, the Jesuits – but out of all of them, you want to die with the Dominicans, because we constantly pray for the dead,” he said.
“In terms of praying daily for the dead, it is a constant reminder of our own mortality, that heaven and eternal life is the goal, and it’s also a reminder that death is something that we all face,” Guilbeau said.
“When we die, we go alone, there’s no one who accompanies us in that at that moment. But by praying for those who have gone before us in death, we get a sense of that union and community that endures into the next life, and insofar as we aid the dead by our prayers, they’re waiting for us and aiding us by their prayers. It’s a daily reminder of the common prayer that we have for each other.”
The black cape that Dominicans wear is meant to serve as a physical “memento mori” for the order.
The daily reminder of death isn’t something “macabre or depressing,” Guilbeau added, “but it’s something hopeful and joyful, that this veil of tears is not the end of our existence, it’s not the goal.”
“If we live in the love of Jesus Christ and we live in the light of the Holy Spirit, there’s constant preparation and help and grace and strength for that moment when we pass from this life to the next,” he said.
This Momento Mori Tenner Chaplet includes:
– Cross: 2 7/8″ IHS Priests crux with Skull & crossbones
– Center/medal: 1 1/2″ la Peita, sorrowful Mother at Crucifixion, Pieta original fine art image, custom crafted cameo
Ave: 10mm semiprecious agate topped with silver daisy wheel and faceted blue jade
Pater: 14mm semiprecious Faceted onyx, silver tone scrolled caps and faceted Blue Jade
– soft cloth carry pouch
– care instructions
– how to pray the rosary
– History of Rosary brochure
– unbreakable warranty
☆ Why would you consider investing in a solid construction wire wrapped rosary over a conventional looped and linked one? ☆
– All my rosaries are hand wire wrapped minimum two wraps to a loop ensuring decades of strength
– Conventional rosaries don’t usually last more than a few months of use mostly due to wear as links and chains are pulled against stone and glass, open links get bigger and beads are lost.
– Chain linking falls apart with little to no stress – these rosaries I take the time to construct, will take a lot of pulling tugging and stress over time
– All my rosaries are made with 22, 21, or 20 gauge gold plate, 14/20 Gold filled, Bronze colored, true bronze, stainless steel, silver plate, sterling silver filled or .925 sterling silver wire, assuring strength and quality to last lifetimes – we hope this will be a generational heirloom to pass on to your family.
– Quality counts, time to create these pieces is anywhere from 4 – 12 hours depending on the detail and the amount of medals, gems and embellishments going into the rosary. Each individual link is wrapped, tucked and double crimped, at least 3X.
– I do guarantee my workmanship, at anytime in the normal lifetime use of this rosary, just pay postage to and from and I repair this for free for you.