This particular Combat Rosary™ is called “The St. Joseph Strong Combat Rosary™” because the St. Joseph Strong Challenge medal has been added to the original Combat Rosary™ along with the other powerful sacramentals, the Miraculous Medal, Benedict Medal, and Pardon Crucifix On the front of the St. Joseph Medal is the image of St. Joseph with the Child, Jesus. The Latin inscription calls upon the two most important attributes of St. Joseph: Most Chaste and Terror of Demons On the reverse side of the St. Joseph Medal is the image of St. Michael the Archangel. In this spiritual battle, we call out to St. Michael the Archangel. The inscription, “defénde nos in proélio,” which is Latin for “Defend us in battle,” comes from the St. Michael Prayer which is prayed after all Low Masses in the Extraordinary Form. Rosaries come inside a pocket-sized, Genuine Lambskin Leather pouch and includes a "Concealed Carry Card", "Exorcism & Blessing of the Medal of St Benedict" and the "Traditional Rosary Blessing"
Durable Hand assembled with sturdy double split ring connectors. Comes in two colors: Gun Metal and Silver Weight: 1.6 oz.
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.