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+ Our foundational prayer beads in traditional black +
+ Available in 10mm habit beads or 8mm round beads +
+ The recommended crosses for the black beads are shown below +
+ Other crosses available by request +
+ Prices vary with cross selected +
+ Includes brochure from St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat with sample prayer formats +
+ Matching religious charm or medal attached to beads +

ABOUT OUR BEADS
Our beads are made to be used, not to be collector items. After years of making and selling prayer beads in various sizes constructed of various materials we have opted to offer our quality beads as 10mm round habit beads. This decision was based on a variety of reasons. The size and shape make the beads suitable for hands of all sizes. Additionally, the beads are made of high quality resin making them very durable, yet lightweight enough to easily carry in pocket or pouch. They are resistant to cracking, chipping, and splitting which can occur with other types of beads when used regularly.
The habit beads have a high gloss finish making them aesthetically pleasing. Most importantly, however, is that they are very comfortable to use. While beads made of 'real' stones are inherently assumed to be better than beads made from acrylic or resin plastics, they also have a tendency to be as cold as the rocks they came from, particularly at the 10-12mm size. This can distract the user from the task at hand, mainly focusing on the prayers. Our beads are functional, attractive, and meant to be used.

The BLACK BEADS
The larger sized Anglican prayer beads are constructed of black shiny finish 10mm opaque habit beads for the week beads, 12mm round black shiny finish beads for the cruciform beads, and black 6/0 Czech glass spacer beads. They are strung on heavy duty 1mm waxed wrapped cotton cord which is hand knotted between week beads.
The smaller sized Anglican prayer beads are constructed of black 8mm opaque habit beads for the week beads and 12mm round black beads for the cruciform beads.
The crosses are attached by a jump ring so that, if desired, they may easily be replaced with a different cross or medallion.
The charms recommended are coordinated to each cross based on finish, theme and appearance.
Hand knotting the beads reduces wear on the string as well as chaffing of the beads themselves. An additional safety feature is that, in the event the beads should break, the knotting will prohibit all the beads from coming off the string and will keep large portions, if not all, of the beads intact.

The BASIC BLACK Collection

+ The recommended crosses for the black beads are shown below +
+ Other crosses available by request +
+ Prices vary with cross selected +

  • Black, the color of death and mourning, represents both the brevity of life and our sinful nature.
  • It is the liturgical colour used for rememberances of those who have gone before us.
  • Black reminds us that we live in a fallen world and need Christ to bring light to our lives.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Plain Brass CROSS
Item #10BLK-PB
Simple and conservative this plain Latin cross, or Crux immissa, which is struck from solid brass. It is the main representation of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified and a symbol recognized used by all Christians.
The charms recommended for the plain brass cross are either the goldtone Anchor charm, an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection, or a matching medal depicting St. Therese of Lisieux, also known as “The Little Flower". She was the third woman to be declared a Doctor of the Church and is best known for her “little way”, which is to seek sanctity in everyday life by doing small things with great love. Her writings are timeless lessons on how to love God with one’s whole heart in the simple pattern of daily life. She teaches us how to suffer in Him, with Him, and through Him, in great love.
The plain solid brass cross measures two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-PB.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Large Silver Botonnee CROSS
Item #10BLK-OS
This large ornate botonnee cross makes a commanding presence in this set of black beads. The botonnee cross is one of the most popular styles of heraldic crosses. The trefoil tips symbolize the Holy Trinity.
The antique silver finished alloy Botonnee cross is three inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
The charms recommended are the Tree of Life or St. Benedict medal.
+ The Tree of Life charm represents the love of God. In Catholic Christianity, the Tree of Life represents the immaculate state of humanity free from corruption and Original Sin before the Fall.
+ The St. Benedict medal contains symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism, and is one of the oldest and most honored medals for its power against evil.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Black Beads with Fleur-de-lis cross
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Silver FLEUR DE LIS Cross
Item #10BLK-FL

Both St. Mary Magdalene and St. Mary the Virgin have developed a strong connection to the fleur-de-lis. The fleur-de-lis image of the lily is the unique image of the Virgin Mary and is the sacred symbol of Mary Magdalene. The fleur-de-lis, a stylized lily, also represents the Holy Trinity. The fleur-de-lis cross has become a dual reference to both the sacrifice of Christ and the two women most prominent in Jesus' life.
The substantial silver finished alloy Fleur de Lis cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
The charms recommended are matching fleur-de-lis or Miraculous Medal.
+ Matching fleur-de-lis charm of Tibetan silver symbolizing the Holy Trinity.
+ The Miraculous Medal also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, was originated in 1830 by Saint Catherine Labouré following her vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-FL.

Black Habit Beads

BLACK HABIT BEADS with Large Celtic CROSS
Item #10BLK-LC
Extra large Celtic cross features Triskele, or triple spiral, designs. The charm is a matching Triskelion.
Large pewter Celtic cross is THREE inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
$26 plus SHIPPING.

Black Habit Beads

BLACK HABIT BEADS with Modern Celtic CROSS
Item #10BLK-MC
Substantial stylized modern pewter Celtic cross with clean lines offset by classic Celtic knotwork charm.
Modern pewter Celtic cross is THREE inches in length. Overall length 13 inches.
$25 plus SHIPPING.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Traditional Celtic CROSS
Item #10BLK-CS
The knot work on the surface of the traditional Celtic cross symbolizes the infinite quality of the Almighty. The circle around the cross, Unity. The matching charm is the triquetra or trinity knot.
The antique finished pewter Celtic cross is two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
$24 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $22 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-CS.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Gold Finish Traditional CRUCIFIX
Item #10BLK-GF

Conservative and traditional Latin style cross with the corpus of Christ to remind us of his ultimate sacrifice.
The gold finish traditional Catholic crucifix is 1-3/4" in length. Overall length 11-3/4 inches. Crosses currently available: 10
The charms recommended are the Anchor or traditional religious medal.
+ The matching goldtone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
+ The goldtone traditional religious medal is either a representation of St. Patrick or the Holy Family.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-GF.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Nickel Finish Traditional CRUCIFIX
Item #10BLK-NF

Conservative and traditional Latin style cross with the corpus of Christ to remind us of his ultimate sacrifice.
This nickel finish traditional Catholic crucifix is 1-3/4" in length. Overall length 11-3/4 inches.
The charms recommended are the Anchor or traditional religious medal.
+ The matching silvertone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
+ The silvertone traditional religious medal is either a representation of St. Mary, the Holy Family or a similar design.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-NF.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with San Damiano CRUCIFIX
Item #10BLK-SD

The San Damiano icon cross is specifically the large rood cross that St. Francis of Assisi was praying before when he received his commission from the Lord to rebuild the Church.
The large classic Franciscan San Damiano crucifix is constructed of nickel plate over solid copper and two inches in length. Overall length 12 inches.
The charm recommended is the Good Shephard medal. Christ the Good Shephard reminds us that we are the sheep of His flock and are always under His protection and guidance. The image of Christ the Good Shepherd is inside a shell symbolising baptism in Christ.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-SD.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with St. Benedict Botonee CROSS
Item #10BLK-SB

Botonnee cross with the medal of St. Benedict in the middle. The medal contains symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism, and is one of the oldest and most honored medals for its power against evil. The cross is two-sided showing both the front and back of the medal.
The silvertone St. Benedict botonee cross is 1-1/2" in length. Overall length 10-1/2 inches.
The charms recommended are the Anchor or St. Benedict Key.
+ The matching silvertone anchor charm is an ancient Christian symbol representing hope in the Resurrection.
+ The St. Benedict key-shaped medal contains symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the father of western monasticism.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-SB.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with Silver Trinity CROSS
Item #10BLK-TS

The Trinity cross shows all three figures of the Trinity, God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the form of a descending dove. A round medal depicting Mary, Mother of Our Lord, connects the Trinity
The silver finished alloy Trinity cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-TS.

Black Habit Beads

BLACK HABIT BEADS with Intricate BAROQUE Style Cross
Item #10BLK-IB
Large intricate Barogue cross draws the eye to the Greek cross at it's center. A classic fleur-de-lis accents this French inspired cross.
The silver finished alloy cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

Black Beads with Ornate Orthodox cross
BLACK HABIT BEADS with ORNATE ORTHODOX Style Cross
Item #10BLK-OO
This cross is modeled on a popular orthodox style botonnee cross. Below the plain Latin cross within the botonnee frame is a cut-out of a dove. The Tree of Life charm is a religious symbol in many traditions and represents the love of God.
The silver finished alloy cross is two inches in length Overall length 12 inches.
$20 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $18 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-OO.

Black Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK HABIT BEADS with NO CROSS
Item #10BLK-NC
Add your own cross or medal to this set.
These beads DO NOT come with a cross, only a jump ring for you to attach your own cross. Overall length without cross is 10 inches.
$18 plus SHIPPING.

This style available in 8mm ROUND BLACK BEADS with 12mm cruciform beads for $16 plus SHIPPING. Item #8BLK-NC.


Black Onyx Anglican Prayer Beads
BLACK ONYX & PEACH with Peach GLASS CROSS
Item #6BLK-SP1

A Romanized looking set of Anglican prayer beads constructed of 6mm round black onyx "week" beads, 10mm smoothed faceted translucent peach cruciform beads, and 11/0 Japanese black spacer beads. It is strung on 0.5mm vintage radio dial cord (nylon wrapped fiberglass).
The rranslucent peach glass cross is 1-1/2" in length. Overall length 11-1/2 inches.
The larger size gold tone Miraculous medal adds to the overall Anglo-catholic look of this style of prayer bead construction.
$18 plus shipping. Quantity available: 1

Black Anglo-Catholic Prayer Beads
BLACK ANGLO-CATHOLIC with St. Benedict MEDAL
Item #8BLK-SP2

Anglo-Catholic styled prayer beads constructed of 8mm round black opaque beads, with silver accent beads, copper crimp beads, and 10/0 black Czech glass spacer beads. It is strung on flexible wire.
The large size St. Benedict goldtone picture medal measures 1-1/2 inches in length and is permanently attached. Overall length 13-1/2 inches.
$18 plus shipping. Quantity available: 1


INCLUDED WITH EACH SET OF BEADS PURCHASED
+ Brochure from St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat with sample prayer formats +
+ Matching religious medal or charm attached to beads +



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This page last updated on 04-sep-2018


St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Director
vicar@stmarymagdalenes.org
530.643.0858




Related Links
Community of Christ the Sower (CCS)
St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Yreka
Anglican Church in North America
Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA)

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