St Gerard Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chaplet with Memento Mori
This chaplet of St Gerard and Our Lady of Perpetual Help is made in the niner style, which has 3 groups of 3 beads along with the saint's medal and a crucifix. This chaplet includes a memento mori charm, a small stone skull.
Memento Mori are a traditional addition to any rosary or chaplet, intended for the living as a reminder of the brevity of life. Many saints like St Gerard Majella kept one close at all times to remind him that every day is important as which will be our last day is unknown. In the medal in this chaplet you can see the memento mori on his desk.
Length: 42cm / 16.5 inches;
Medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch tall;
Crucifix: 4.5cm / 1.8 inches tall.
The 9 prayer beads in the chaplet are banded golden agate, a natural semi-precious gemstone which is hard and durable, linked with brass wire.The groups are separated with little silver pewter beads.
At one end is the medal of Saint Gerard with Our Lady of Perpetual Help on the other side - this image of the Virgin Mary is also known as Our Lady of Constant Succour.
At the other end is a renaissance-style bronze crucifix, and the wee memento mori skull.
This saint's niner rosary is well-made for years of prayer, and is suitable for rugged hands. It comes attractively packaged together with a card of the traditional prayers.