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Black Prayer Beads Jade Green Prayer Beads Carnelian Red Prayer Beads Brown Prayer Beads Bargain Prayer Beads Anglican Chaplets Wood Prayer Beads
Black Prayer Beads Jade Green Beads Red Prayer Beads Brown Prayer Beads Bargain Beads $8 Chaplets $5-6 Wood Beads $12

Black Prayer Beads $20-24 Brown Prayer Beads $18 Anglican Chaplets $5-6
Jade Green Prayer Beads $20-24 Faceted Bargain Beads $8 Wood Prayer Beads $12
Red Prayer Beads $20-26 Payment & Shipping Vintage Roman Rosaries


The BLACK BEAD Collection
+ Our foundational prayer beads in traditional black +
+ 10mm black habit beads OR 8mm round black beads +
+ Prices vary with size of beads and cross selected +
+ If you would like a different charm than the one shown with each selection, please advise at time of purchase in 'message to seller' or by email. +

INCLUDED WITH EACH SET OF
PRAYER BEADS PURCHASED

+ Brochure with sample prayer formats +
+ Matching religious medal attached to beads +

Black Habit Beads


ABOUT OUR BEADS
Our beads are made to be used, not to be collector items. After years of making and selling prayer beads in various sizes constructed of various materials we have opted to offer our quality beads as 10mm round habit beads. This decision was based on a variety of reasons. The size and shape make the beads suitable for hands of all sizes. Additionally, the beads are made of high quality resin making them very durable, yet lightweight enough to easily carry in pocket or pouch. They are resistant to cracking, chipping, and splitting which can occur with other types of beads when used regularly.
The habit beads have a high gloss finish making them aesthetically pleasing. Most importantly, however, is that they are very comfortable to use. While beads made of 'real' stones are inherently assumed to be better than beads made from acrylic or resin plastics, they also have a tendency to be as cold as the rocks they came from, particularly at the 10-12mm size. This can distract the user from the task at hand, mainly focusing on the prayers. Our beads are functional, attractive, and meant to be used.
The BLACK BEADS
The larger sized Anglican prayer beads are constructed of black shiny finish 10mm opaque habit beads for the week beads, 12mm round black shiny finish beads for the cruciform beads, and black 6/0 Czech glass spacer beads. They are strung on heavy duty 1mm waxed wrapped cotton cord which is hand knotted between week beads.
The smaller sized Anglican prayer beads are constructed of black 8mm opaque habit beads for the week beads and 12mm round black beads for the cruciform beads.
The crosses are attached by a jump ring so that, if desired, they may easily be replaced with a different cross or medallion.
The charms are coordinated to each cross based on finish, theme and appearance.
Hand knotting the beads reduces wear on the string as well as chaffing of the beads themselves. An additional safety feature is that, in the event the beads should break, the knotting will prohibit all the beads from coming off the string and will keep large portions, if not all, of the beads intact.


The BENEDICTINE BLACK Collection

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Plain Brass CROSS
Item #10BLK-PB
The CROSS
Simple and conservative, our most popular selection is this plain Latin cross, or Crux immissa, which is struck from solid brass. It is the main representation of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified and a symbol used by all Christians.
The plain solid brass cross measures two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Plain Brass cross are either the Anchor or a traditional religious medal.
* The matching goldtone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
* The goldtone traditional religious medal is either a representation of St. Patrick or the Holy Family.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-PB.

Black Beads with Fleur-de-lis cross
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Silver FLEUR DE LIS Cross
Item #10BLK-FL
The CROSS
At St. Mary Magdalene's we are all about the Marys, both St. Mary Magdalene and St. Mary, the Virgin. Both saints have developed a strong connection to the fleur-de-lis. Along with true lilies, the fleur-de-lis image of the lily is the unique image of the Virgin Mary and, as the Flower of Light, is the sacred symbol of Mary Magdalene. The fleur-de-lis, a stylized lily, has a rich history of symbolism to all Christians in that it also represents the Holy Trinity. The fleur-de-lis cross has become a dual reference to both the sacrifice of Christ and the two women most prominent in Jesus' life.
The substantial silver finished alloy Fleur de Lis cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Fleur-de-Lis cross are either the matching fleur-de-lis or Miraculous Medal.
* Matching fleur-de-lis charm of Tibetan silver symbolizing the Holy Trinity.
* The Miraculous Medal also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, was originated in 1830 by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-FL.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Large Bronze Botonnee CROSS
Item #10BLK-OB
The CROSS
The large botonnee cross in bronze creates this striking set of prayer beads. The botonnee cross is one of the most popular styles of heraldic crosses. The trefoil tips symbolize the Holy Trinity.
The antique bronze finished alloy Botonnee cross is three inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Ornate Bronze Botonnee cross are either the matching Tree of Life charm or the Dove of Peace.
* The Tree of Life charm represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
* The Dove of Peace charm references the dove released by Noah from the ark and has long been a symbol of peace and hope to Christians.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Large Silver Botonnee CROSS
Item #10BLK-OS
The CROSS
This large ornate botonnee cross makes a commanding presence in this set of black beads. The botonnee cross is one of the most popular styles of heraldic crosses. The trefoil tips symbolize the Holy Trinity.
The antique silver finished alloy Botonnee cross is three inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Ornate Silver Botonnee cross are either the Tree of Life, the St. Benedict medal, or the Good Shephard.
* The Tree of Life charm is a religious symbol in many traditions. In Christianity it represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
* The St. Benedict medal contains symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism, and is one of the oldest and most honored medals for its power against evil.
* Christ the Good Shephard reminds us that we are the sheep of His flock and are always under His protection and guidance. The image of Christ the Good Shepherd is inside a shell symbolising baptism in Christ.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Pewter Celtic CROSS
Item #10BLK-CS
The CROSS
Another popular selection in the black bead collection is the Celtic Cross. The knot work on the surface of the cross symbolizes the infinite quality of the Almighty. The circle around the cross, Unity.
The antique finished pewter Celtic cross is two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
The CHARM
The triquetra or trinity knot is used by Christians as a symbol of the Holy Trinity.
$24 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $22 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-CS.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Gold Finish Traditional CRUCIFIX
Item #10BLK-GF
The CROSS
Conservative and traditional Latin style cross with the corpus of Christ to remind us of his ultimate sacrifice.
The gold finish traditional Catholic crucifix is 1-3/4" in length. Overall length 11-3/4 inches. Crosses currently available: 10
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Gold Finish Traditional crucifix are either the Anchor or a traditional religious medal.
* The matching goldtone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
* The goldtone traditional religious medal is either a representation of St. Patrick or the Holy Family.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-GF.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Nickel Finish Traditional CRUCIFIX
Item #10BLK-NF
The CROSS
Conservative and traditional Latin style cross with the corpus of Christ to remind us of his ultimate sacrifice.
This nickel finish traditional Catholic crucifix is 1-3/4" in length. Overall length 11-3/4 inches. Crosses currently available: 9
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Nickel Finish Traditional crucifix are either the Anchor or a traditional religious medal.
* The matching silvertone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
* The silvertone traditional religious medal is either a representation of St. Mary, the Holy Family or a similar design.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-NF.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with San Damiano CRUCIFIX
Item #10BLK-SD
The CROSS
The San Damiano icon cross is specifically the large rood cross that St. Francis of Assisi was praying before when he received his commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church. It is a universal symbol of Franciscans representing their continuing mission from God.
The large classic Franciscan San Damiano crucifix is constructed of nickel plate over solid copper and two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the San Damiano crucifix are either the Anchor, a traditional religious medal, or the Good Shephard medal.
* The matching silvertone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
* The silvertone traditional religious medal is either a representation of St. Mary, the Holy Family, or a simlar design.
* Christ the Good Shephard reminds us that we are the sheep of His flock and are always under His protection and guidance. The image of Christ the Good Shepherd is inside a shell symbolising baptism in Christ.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-SD.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with St. Benedict Botonee CROSS
Item #10BLK-SB
The CROSS
A popular botonnee cross with the medal of St. Benedict in the middle. The medal contains symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism, and is one of the oldest and most honored medals for its power against evil. The cross is two-sided showing both the front and back of the medal.
The silvertone St. Benedict botonee cross is 1-1/2" in length. Overall length 10-1/2 inches.
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Saint Benedict botonnee cross are either the Anchor, a traditional religious medal, or the St. Benedict Key.
* The matching silvertone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
* The silvertone traditional religious medal is either a representation of St. Mary, the Holy Family, or a simlar design.
* The St. Benedict key-shaped medal contains symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-SB.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Silver Trinity CROSS
Item #10BLK-TS
The CROSS
The Trinity cross shows all three figures of the Trinity, God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the form of a descending dove.
The silver finished alloy Trinity cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Trinity cross are either the Miraculous Medal, the Tree of Life or the triquetra.
The Miraculous Medal also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, was originated in 1830 by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary is an essential component in the manifestation of the Trinity as the Mother of Our Lord.
* The Tree of Life charm is a religious symbol in many traditions. In Christianity it represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
* The triquetra or trinity knot is used by Christians as a symbol of the Holy Trinity.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-TS.

Black Beads with Intricate Baroque cross
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Intricate BAROQUE Style Cross
Item #10BLK-IB
The CROSS
Large detailed cross with a symmetrical design that draws the eye with the Greek cross at it's center.
This elaborate cross stands alone with no charm.
The silver finished alloy Barogue inspired cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Black Beads with Ornate Orthodox cross
BLACK HABIT BEADS with ORNATE ORTHODOX Style Cross
Item #10BLK-OO
The CROSS
This cross is modeled on a popular orthodox style botonnee cross. Below the plain Latin cross within the botonnee frame is a cut-out of a dove.
The silver finished alloy Ornate Orthodox inspired cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
The CHARM
The charms recommended for the Ornate Orthodox Botonnee cross are either the Tree of Life, the St. Benedict medal, or the Good Shephard.
* The Tree of Life charm is a religious symbol in many traditions. In Christianity it represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
* The St. Benedict medal contains symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism, and is one of the oldest and most honored medals for its power against evil.
* Christ the Good Shephard reminds us that we are the sheep of His flock and are always under His protection and guidance. The image of Christ the Good Shepherd is inside a shell symbolising baptism in Christ.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-OO.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with NO CROSS
Item #10BLK-NC

Add your own cross or medal to this set.
These beads DO NOT come with a cross, only a jump ring for you to attach your own cross. Overall length without cross is 10 inches.
$18 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $16 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-NC.


Black Onyx Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK ONYX & PEACH with Peach GLASS CROSS
Item #6BLK-SP1

A Romanized looking set of Anglican prayer beads constructed of 6mm round black onyx "week" beads, 10mm smoothed faceted translucent peach cruciform beads, and 11/0 Japanese black spacer beads. It is strung on 0.5mm vintage radio dial cord (nylon wrapped fiberglass).
The rranslucent peach glass cross is 1-1/2" in length. Overall length 11-1/2 inches.
The larger size gold tone Miraculous medal adds to the overall Anglo-catholic look of this style of prayer bead construction.
$18 plus shipping. Quantity available: 1

Black Anglo-Catholic Prayer Beads
BLACK ANGLO-CATHOLIC with St. Benedict MEDAL
Item #8BLK-SP2

Anglo-Catholic styled prayer beads constructed of 8mm round black opaque beads, with silver accent beads, copper crimp beads, and 10/0 black Czech glass spacer beads. It is strung on flexible wire.
The large size St. Benedict goldtone picture medal measures 1-1/2 inches in length and is permanently attached. Overall length 13-1/2 inches.
$18 plus shipping. Quantity available: 1


INCLUDED WITH EACH SET OF BLACK BEADS PURCHASED
+ Brochure from St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat with sample prayer formats +
+ Matching religious medal or charm attached to beads +



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This page last updated on 30-apr-2017


St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Director
vicar@stmarymagdalenes.org
530.643.0858




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Community of Christ the Sower (CCS)
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