St Benedict Chaplet Bracelet - Wrist Rosary
This stretch bracelet is a chaplet of Saint Benedict that can be worn as a bracelet so it is easy to keep with you. The traditional chaplet has 3 groups of 3 beads, as does this bracelet, and a medal of St Benedict. The design is suitable for both men and women.
The medal is smaller than the usual saints medals at just 1.8cm tall, so it is just right for a bracelet. One side of the medal shows St Benedict and the other side has his ward (prayer of protection) - the detail is very good.
I've used 8mm round black onyx for the sets of prayer beads, with the sets of 3 beads separated with a pattern of smaller onyx beads, Czech glass beads in frosted blue, and silver-plated beads. The medal hangs at the front between two St Benedict crosses in blue and red, his traditional colors.
The pictured bracelet is the right size for a wrist measuring 19cm (7.5 inches). Larger or smaller sizes may have a slightly different number of spacer beads in order to create the correct size for you, but the overall appearance will be the same.
Measure your wrist and order that size if you want it to sit firmly on your wrist, or the next size up for a looser fit. You can choose the size you want from the drop-down menu at checkout.
Here is a general guide to sizing:
Women - Small: 16cm (6."), Medium: 17cm (6.5"), Large: 18cm (7"), X-tra Large: 19cm (7.5")
Men - Small: 18cm (7"); Medium: 19cm (7.5"), Large: 20cm (8"), X-tra Large: 21.5cm (8.5")
St Benedict is the patron saint of monks, those in religious orders, agricultural workers, schoolchildren, civil engineers, cavers, the dying and his ward is against poisons, witchcraft, fevers and temptations. Founder of the Benedictine Order, his ward of exorcism and protection is used widely by clergy and the devout. You can see all my products with St Benedict medals here: St Benedict Collection.
Suitable for men or women for personal wear, this bracelet would also make a thoughtful gift. It comes with a card of the traditional chaplet prayers that can be used with the bracelet and is attractively packaged.