Hat tip to Adoro Te Devote
Adoro left a comment yesterday on my post, "A Soldier's Best Weapon":
The other day I read an article about a particular rosary, made of knots and a particular type of material, specifically for soldiers.
How great is the need for these rosaries? Do you all need a lot of them? I think the type mentioned were specific for those in Iraq, but of course the need would not be limited to location.
And another one:
I actually found the link on my lunch break at work, so if I find it again, I'll send it.
At home, I save the links of interest. I HATE when I find the good stuff and don't email it to myself!
I wanna say it came from SpiritDaily, but I could be wrong.
The picture showed a green knotted rosarym made with parachute cord(?) or the like. It could be hidden, would make no noise, etc.
I will be sure to offer my rosaries for those of you in the service...and if you have any specific requests, please let me know. I have a devotion to OLPH and I write all intentions down and place them on her icons in my house, the better to entrust them to my (your) prayers.
If you don't know OLPH, get to know her quick...she does amazing things.
Little tangent, but not by much....
So I looked it up on google and the first page I came across was the Ranger Rosary project. These Rosaries are made especially for those in the military and made to meet the special needs of our Servicemen and women. From the Ranger Rosary mission statement:
For safety, the rosaries are made from parachute cord, dark beads, and black plastic crucifixes that do not rattle or reflect light. Included with the rosaries are "How to Pray the Rosary" pamphlets, scapulars with pamphlets, Divine Mercy Booklets, and St. Michael the Archangel medals with prayer cards. However, scapulars are only sent to the hospitals and the same with St Michaels medals and prayer cards. It is too expensive to send them with the rosaries. The Chaplains in the hospitals have requested them.This is a great idea. I had never heard of this before, but I am glad that there are people out there who do this sort of thing. May God bless them.
Directions on how to make these Ranger Rosaries is here and where to get the materials.
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thine Mercy.
That's the one! Funny, this morning while walking my dog the name of the rosary came to me (Ranger Rosary) but I see you've already found it.
I frequently use a Finger Rosary
is especial in an operating time or on road home.
It does not draw attention of other people. Eventually it becomes a part of a body.
I usually got my rosary supplies from our lady's rosary club in Kentucky. they make plastic beads on both wire and cord; my mother changed to cord when her arthritis got bad.
But the cord/knot rosaries can be found at Rosary army http://www.rosaryarmy.com/
Presumably, they don't clink when at war, and won't set off metal detectors...
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