This is the “authentic” Combat Rosary™ originally designed by Father Richard Heilman, who was inspired to design this Combat Rosary® based on the 1916 WWI US Government military issue pull chain service rosary. Read more about the Combat Rosary HERE.
This particular Combat Rosary is what we call, “The St. Joseph Strong Combat Rosary™,” because we have added the St. Joseph Strong Challenge Coin as an additional medal.
On the front of the St. Joseph Medal/Challenge Coin 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/Challenge Coin 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.
Read more about the St. Joseph Medal/Challenge Coin HERE.