Even the "standard" rosary chaplet comes in multiple forms. The forms
I have appear here...
- Lourdes Chaplet. This is a "simple" chaplet in
that it has standard black beads on a plain metal chain. What makes it special,
however, is that it comes from Lourdes. Note the detail in the connector.
And, on the back of the connector, is a small vial of water from Lourdes.
- Finger Chaplet. This is my most-used chaplet. It's small
enough to put in with coins in a case so I carry it around with me all the
time. It's basically a ring with ten small bumps and one larger bump for the
cross and Our Father counters. Engraved into the ring are small icons which
represent the various mysteries; to serve as a reminder. Some people have
a wrist version of this type of chaplet. They wear it as a bracelet and it
has ten small beads and one larger bead or a cross. To use these just keep
going around the proper number of times.
- Large Chaplet. I don't use this chaplet but do keep it
on the bookshelf. My cousin is a nun and this is the chaplet that she used
to wear around her as a belt when her order was still wearing habits. It's
some five feet long; in the picture the measuring tape is set to two feet
so you can get an idea of its size. The beads are wood.
Other Unique Chaplets
- Rosary Card. Rosary chaplets come embossed into plastic cards that you can
put in with your credit cards. An example is shown here. For more infomation
If you have a rosary chaplet that is unique in some way and want to share it
with others please send me a picture of it, a description of what makes it unique,
and a note with permission to publish the picture and description and saying
if you want your name, just initials, or no identifier in the text. You can
send this via E-mail (see the contact
page please). Please don't send simple variations on the above themes (e.g.,
different colors, bead shapes, etc.); only really unique chaplets will be considered.
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