This beautiful black wood bead Stations of the Cross Rosary (actually a chaplet) contains full color representations of the 14 Stations of the Cross illustrated on each interlocked full-color oval pendant, concluding with the Resurrected Christ centerpiece. Each of the 14 station medals have the station number engraved on the back and are separated from each other with three smaller beads. The resurrection is featured at the center. The crucifix is very unique in that it also depicts God the Father and God the Holy Spirit along with the crucified Christ, thus representing the Holy Trinity. The Way of the Cross is a wonderful prayer and meditation on the Passion of Christ that is ideal for a Friday penitential practice, especially during Lent. It is intended to roll around as you pray and sometimes you will be able to see the number, other times, you are able to see the picture.
Pray the Stations of the Cross Rosary using the method below:
BEGIN ON THE CRUCIFIX
Make the Sign of the Cross and say the Apostles’ Creed
NEXT FIVE BEADS
Say the Act of Contrition, the Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be. On the last pray the Prayer to Jesus Christ Crucified:
My good and dear Jesus, I kneel before you, asking you most earnestly to engrave upon my heart a deep and lively faith, hope, and charity, with true repentance for my sins, and a firm resolve to make amends. As I reflect upon your five wounds, and dwell upon them with deep compassion and grief, I recall, good Jesus, the words the prophet David spoke long ago concerning yourself: ‘They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have counted all my bones!'
BEFORE EACH STATION
Pray the prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi:
We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You, because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.
EACH SET OF 3 BEADS
Meditate on each Station and pray:
Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be
Lord Jesus Christ, your passion and death is the sacrifice that unites earth and heaven and reconciles all people to you. May we who have faithfully reflected on these mysteries follow in your steps and so come to share your glory in heaven where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit one God, for ever and ever. Amen.