The Franciscan Crown rosary consisting of seven decades in commemoration of the Seven Joys of the Virgin – a tradition of the middle ages. From our own workshop, Franciscan Crown Rosary is made with genuine Lapis Lazuli semiprecious gemstone, and all sterling silver parts, traditionally wire-wrapped by hand, making the rosary virtually unbreakable. San Damiano Crucifix and rosary center are engraved by hand to make your rosary truly unique.
Franciscan Crown Rosary Parts
Beads: Genuine Lapis Lazuli Semiprecious Gemstone Grade AA (Afghanistan) 8 mm (73 beads) and 10 mm (8 beads)
Rosary Center: St Francis of Assisi 3/4″ (19 mm) x 1/2″ (12mm), Sterling Silver 0.925. Engraved by hand.
Crucifix: San Damiano Crucifix 2″ (49 mm) x 1 3/8″ (35 mm), Sterling Silver 0.925. Engraved by hand.
Bead Caps: Sterling Silver
Wire: Sterling Silver
Method: Wire-wrapped by hand
Total Length: 45.5″ (114 cm)
Gift box: Included
Method of saying the Franciscan Crown Rosary of the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary
In order to recite the FRANCISCAN CROWN properly, say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys in honor of each of the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin; namely:
- The Annunciation (Luke 1:31-32)
- The Visitation (Luke 1:42, 45)
- The Nativity of Our Lord (Luke 2:6-7)
- The Adoration of the Mag (Matthew 2:1-6)
- The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:46-47)
- The Resurrection of Our Lord (Matthew 28:5-6)
- The Assumption and Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Judith 13:18 and Revelation 12:1)
The bead closest to the rosary center is the starting point. On finishing the seventh decade, jump to the middle 2 beads and say two Hail Marys in honor of the seventy-two years Our Lady is said to have lived on earth. Then lastly say one Our Father and one Hail Mary for the intention of the Pope to gain the indulgences.
There are several customs for prayers on the cross at the end of the Franciscan Crown. Often a simple Sign of the Cross is made to finish out the prayers.
St. Francis of Assisi’s Prayer Before the Cross can also be used:
“We adore you, Most Holy Lord Jesus Christ, here and in all your churches throughout the world, and we bless You, because by Your holy cross you have redeemed the world.”
“I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance”
— (Psalm 42:5).
“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.
The Lord shew His face to thee, and have mercy on thee.
The Lord turn His countenance to thee, and give thee peace.”
— Numbers 6:24-26 Douay-Rheims
Find out more about Our Lady Instructions on how to pray the Franciscan Crown Rosary.