The Rosary Shop

Supporting the life of prayer since 1996 with custom handmade rosaries, rosary kits, supplies, kneelers and prayer books.

Way of the Cross

This chaplet consists of 15 groups of 3 beads each, between which are medals representing the stations of the cross. An additional 6 beads are added as well as a crucifix.

This chaplet of the Way of the Cross was granted to the Vincentian Order by Popes Pius IX and X. Later it was withdrawn by the Holy Office (1912), since the indulgences can be gained by using the crucifix alone.

It is somewhat of a misnomer to call this a rosary. To the sick and to others who cannot go to a church to make the Way of the Cross the Holy See has given the privilege of gaining the indulgences attached to the Way of the Cross by holding in their hand a specially indulgenced crucifix and saying the prescribed prayers, the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be 20 times.

Return to the "Unusual Rosaries" directory


E-Mail this info to a friend

Fill in these fields to e-mail a link to this page to a friend, along with any other information you'd like to include:

To E-Mail:
From E-mail:
Your Name:
Message:
 

Add this information to your web site

To add a link to this information to your own web site, simply copy this code into your site's html. Replace the XXXXX with whatever descriptive text you'd like to use.

<a href='http://www.rosaryshop.com/resources.php/request/unusual/type/way/'>
XXXXXXXXXX
</a>

Click here to learn about how to become an affiliate.