This authentic Combat Rosary ™ based on the 1916 WWI US Government military issued pull chain ‘service’ rosary, was originally designed by Fr. Richard Heilman. The design uses the most powerful of sacramentals by adding the Miraculous Medal, St Benedict Medal, and Pardon Crucifix, which makes it a powerful spiritual weapon against evil forces attempting to separate us from the love of God and His will for our lives. Today, these Combat Rosaries are once again making their way into the hands of our service men and woman through the charity of Combat Rosaries for Heroes.
“The Combat Rosary. The most powerful weapon that exists in the market …” – Col. Christoph Graf of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.
Rosaries come inside a pocket-sized, Genuine Lambskin Leather pouch and includes a "God Strong Mini Prayer Book", "Concealed Carry Card", and the "Traditional Rosary Blessing"
- Hand assembled with sturdy double split ring connectors.
- Comes in three colors: gun metal, silver plated, or antique bronze.
- Weight: 1.6oz.
The first rosaries of this type were made in 1916 and were issued to military chaplains for distribution to members of the United States Armed Services during World War I. They were called Pullchain rosaries because the links resemble the pullchains used on lamps during that time period. The rosaries were thought to be strong enough to survive rough treatment on the battlefield.