Are the Rosaries Blessed?
Are Rugged Rosaries® already blessed?
No. If you wish to have your rosary blessed, you will have to get that done after you receive it. We do not believe that a blessed item should be sold as profits should not be made on a sacramental item. Also, when we receive a returned rosary, we will not r...
Can I Wear the Rosary?
Can I wear my rosary around my neck?
We do not make our rosaries to be worn, however, we know many of our customers do wear them. Almost all of our 5 decade rosaries can be worn. If the style is too small to fit over your head, we will tell you that in the description of the rosary. Some men hav...
8-Way Power Packed Devotional Medallion Information
As Catholics, our devotion to the Saints, Mary, and Jesus are very important and this one necklace embodies it all in one beautiful cruciform pendant. Read on for information about all the depictions on this one medallion (Or just click HERE to go to the purchase page).
Our 8-Way Scapular Medal ...
About WWI Battle Beads Combat Rosaries
For the Soldier of God!
For customers that are looking for a smaller, more portable, more traditional rosary that is still strong, rugged, and masculine,
HERE IT IS! The WWI Battle Beads® are the closest replica you can buy of the original vintage 1916 WWI service combat rosar...
Rosary Refresh / Repair / Restring
Did that new puppy chew up your rosary?
Is your 5-year-old Rugged Rosary a little dingy?
Do you want to add a special medallion to your rosary?
We can refresh, repair, or restring it for you.
Note: This service is solely for rosaries purchased from Rugged Rosaries. If you purchased less than 9...
Measurements of Rugged Rosaries
** This page is due to be updated soon**
The sizes of the rosaries we sell vary depending on the type of beads or build. Most of the rosaries are larger than average, or more weighty or "hefty" due to the ruggedness. Also, most rosaries can be worn but if they are too small we will state so in t...
Features of Rugged Rosaries
Thank you to our thousands of customers who have made Rugged Rosaries their trusted source for rugged handmade rosaries since 2012.
We started out making paracord Rosaries for military friends. With that in mind, the Rosaries have features that make them strong enough for e...
Are the Rosaries Hypoallergenic
If you are one of 23% of Americans that have some type of allergy, this information is for you!
Rosaries are made out of many different materials and Rugged Rosaries are no different. If you have an allergy to metals, then we absolutely have some options for you.
The wooden rosary beads contain...
Are Rugged Rosaries Waterproof?
Is my rosary waterproof?
In a word, yes. If your rosary gets wet, we recommend that you dry it off as much as you can with a towel, then let it dry in a cool dark spot.
If your paracord rosary is submerged in water, it is best to let it dry in a cool environment to prevent minor shrinkage. He...
The links below will take you to pages that show samples of different types of Rugged Rosaries.
Samples of Pocket Rosaries
Samples of All Knotted Rosaries
Samples of Big Rosaries - 10-15-20 Decades
Samples of 5-Decade Rosaries
Samples of 7 Sorrows Rosaries
Samples of Prayer Ropes, Chotki, J...
The Meaning of Skulls on Rosaries
The Memento Mori Skull Rosary
We sometimes get questions on the meaning of rosaries with skulls. Is it sacrilegious or is it anti-Catholic? Surprisingly, it’s quite opposite to that. The skull bead on a rosary is meant to provide a focus for contemplating one’s mortality. A memento mori...
The Saint Benedict Medal
The St. Benedict Medal
Many of the products you see at Rugged Rosaries feature the St. Benedict Medal. This medal is one of the most famous and powerful symbols of the Catholic faith, but what does it stand for and what do all those symbols mean? Here we will explain the medal and also give ...
What is Paracord?
What is paracord?
Paracord is nylon parachute cord. It was first used to hold the parachutes of paratroopers in WWII. It's a nylon cord that has been used in the military for general utility applications since the 1940's. It's made of an outer woven sheath (in many color choices) and 7 in...
What is the Tiny Melted Spot on one of the Knots?
There is a tiny melted spot on the side of one of the knots on my rosary. What is that?
Because parachute cord gets its strength and color designs from multiple strands of nylon, any cut end can fray. Therefore, we incorporate cut ends into knotted areas of the product and then singe the cut end...
Where Do You Get Your Beads?
Where do you get your beads?
This is the most common question we get asked. Company policy does not allow us to publish the source of our beads, however, we can tell you that many of the beads are custom designed and manufactured exclusively for Rugged Rosaries® in our military-inspired colors....
Where Do You Get Your Crucifixes and Medals?
Where do you get your Crucifixes and Medals?
We try to offer a very good assortment of unique crucifixes along with a few more popular styles such as a Pardon Indulgence crucifix and St. Benedict crucifix. Most of our crucifixes are imported from Italy but some also come from Germany, Isreal, an...
5 Reasons to own a WWI Battle Beads Combat Rosary
The WWI Battle Beads® Combat Rosary combines historical significance, rugged durability, quality craftsmanship, and meaningful sacramental devotions. It serves as a powerful tool for prayer and a meaningful reminder of the sacrifices made by soldiers, making it a cherished item for many who pray...
Saint Maximilian Kolbe - Patron Saint for Addiction and Suffering
Saint Maximilian Kolbe is often venerated as a patron saint for addiction due to his profound understanding of the human struggle with sin and his unwavering commitment to helping those in need. His own life experiences, combined with his spiritual teachings and selfless sacrifice, make him a com...
Saint Therese of Lisieux First-Class Relic
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| The Saint Therese of Lisieux Relic. The Little Flower. St. Therese of Lisieux, also known to many as the "Little Flower," was known for her "little" sacrifices. Many Catholics can relate to Therese's "little way" of trusting in Jesus and her way of relying on small daily sacrifi...
The Brown Scapular: Symbol of Devotion and Spiritual Protection
The brown scapular is a revered devotional object within the Catholic Church. Consisting of two segments of woollen cloth, it holds great significance for those who wear it as a symbol of their devotion to the Virgin Mary and affili...
Templar Cross Explanation
The Templar medal we provide is symbolic of the original Knights Templars Seal from the 13th century.
The words in Latin mean the following.
SIGILLVM - Seal (or sigil)
MILITVM - Military (or Soldier)
XPISTI - Christ - This one is rather interesting because the X was used as a sho...
The 3 Sacred Gifts of Mary
The 3 Sacred Gifts of Mary: The Holy Rosary, Brown Scapular, and Miraculous Medal
The Blessed Virgin Mary, our loving and caring Mother, holds a deep interest in our salvation. Her unique union with Jesus positions her as our supreme advocate and intercessor among all the saints in heaven.
The Pardon Crucifix
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The Relic Crucifix
The Relic Crucifix.
The Relic Crucifix is considered a third class relic because of the relic "dirt" in the receptacle at the foot of the cross. The dirt is gathered at the Catacombs of Christian Martyrs in Rome, Italy and mixed with adhesive so it will not fall out of the cross. Note that we ar...
Zamac Metal Alloy
\*\*What is Zamac?\*\*The devotional medals and crucifixes on Rugged Rosaries products are sourced mainly in Italy, France, and Germany where a metal alloy called Zamac is used to create these lovely pieces. (Sometimes also spelled as Zamak). Chinese products will often be made of thinner, cheape...