Stations of the Cross Crucifix

30 Mar
This rosary has a Stations of the Cross Crucifix.

This rosary has a Stations of the Cross Crucifix.

Rosaries having a Stations of the Cross Crucifix are especially appropriate for prayer and reflection during Lent.

Each corner of the front of the Stations of the Cross Crucifix has an image of one of the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Each corner of the front of the Stations of the Cross Crucifix has an image of one of the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

The reverse of the crucifix shows the 14 Stations of the Cross.

The reverse of the crucifix shows the 14 Stations of the Cross.

The Stations of the Cross depict significant moments that occurred as Jesus carried His cross to Calvary and was crucified. During the Crusades, Christians went to the Holy Land to recreate Christ’s journey. In the mid-18th century, Catholic churches began erecting replicas of the stations inside and outside of their churches so that worshippers could reflect upon Christ’s suffering and death without having to travel to the Holy Land.

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The rosary shown has beads of pastel Easter colors to remind the worshipper of the promise of new life and renewal.

In addition to its link to Lenten and Easter reflections, this rosary also has a center medal honoring the memories of the Canadian Martyrs, Jesuit priests and lay persons, from the mission of Sainte-Marie. The front of the medal has pictures of the martyrs while the reverse shows the Martyrs’ Shrine, a Roman Catholic Church in Midland, Ontario, Canada. The Martyrs’ Shrine is one of nine national shrines in Canada.

The front of the rosary's center medal honors the Canadian martyrs.

The front of the rosary’s center medal honors the Canadian martyrs.

The reverse of the medal shows the Martyrs' Shrine located in Midland, Ontario, Canada.

The reverse of the medal shows the Martyrs’ Shrine located in Midland, Ontario, Canada.

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The rosary featured here encourages many types of reflections. While praying with this rosary, the worshipper might reflect upon Lenten sacrifices, Easter hopes, or the memory of the Canadian martyrs.

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To learn more about unique rosaries, chaplets, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner. This 152 page hardcover reference book has over 240 color photographs and descriptions of unique religious articles. The descriptions and background information answer the questions of historians, rosary collectors, and antique dealers. The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available in Barnes and Noble, The Catholic Faith Stone Online, Amazon.com, and other book stores and religious article stores.

The Rosary Collector’s Guide authors are often able to display their rosary collection and give presentations for school groups, church groups, and community organizations. Please contact Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner by e-mail at rosarycollector@aol.com for more information.

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