The photo is of my current rosary, which I made myself as a birthday gift.✠I have strange tastes.
You’ll notice four holes in the cross from where
the corpus fell off the crucifix a couple of weeks ago.
(If you don’t notice it,
hover the mouse over the image and it will expand.)
That rather dismays me, because I like this style of crucifix very much.✢Pretty solid evidence
that I don’t qualify as a “traditional” Catholic, since
the Internet reliably informs that
good traditional Catholics will denounce this art style
Regrettably, St. John of the Cross is unavailable for comment,
but If It’s On The Internet, It Must Be True™.
On the other hand, as a former Protestant who became a Catholic,
it provides irresistible fodder for levity:
People who become Protestant often claim
that they’ve “found Christ”.
This rosary proves that by becoming Catholic, I “lost” Him.
More seriously, rosaries bedevil✝Ha ha, get it? Rosaries “bedevil” me.
No? OK, sorry, never mind. Most people don’t get my jokes anyway.
me, and I don’t even use them that often.
“Unbreakable” rosaries are the worst; if ever there were a prize
for falsehood in advertising, unbreakable rosaries should win hands down.
Typically made of chains, the links routinely come apart without much effort.
In my experience, even a linked-chain rosary
that wasn’t advertised as unbreakable
lasted longer than any “unbreakable” rosaries.
(It still broke eventually, but the point stands.)
That’s why I’ve relied on cord rosaries, which look better anyway.
The cord has held up pretty well, as have the beads.
Unfortunately, the crucifix seems to match the usual standards
of today’s manufacturing.
Even worse, it’s actually the second time it fell out;
it’s just that on the first occasion I quickly found it
and glued it back into place.