WWI Battle Rosary – Saint Benedict


Our Lady's Armory

Because nothing says “the rosary is the weapon for these times” like the rosary issued to U.S. servicemen during both World Wars.

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From the beginning, Our Lady’s Armory has sought to provide faithful Catholics – especially Catholic men – with sturdy, well-made rosaries that speak to the beauty and integrity of our Catholic faith. We started with the Saint Joseph rosary, and then the “Memento Mori” skull rosary. Lately, we’ve started producing 550-paracord rosaries. We’ve even made heavy hematite Saint Michael rosaries and dozens of custom orders. But there was still one more style we wanted to provide… a replica of the rosary commissioned by the U.S. Government in 1916 and issued to servicemen during WWI and WWII.

This rosary is like nothing else in our shop. With silver-plated brass beads manufactured on an industrial scale right here in the USA, then hand-assembled and joined with sturdy split rings to Italian oxidized-silver Saint Benedict medals and flared edge Saint Benedict crucifixes, it truly is a unique and durable rosary. Unfortunately, industrial manufacturing methods mean the minimum order for our supplies was too costly to offer this rosary when Our Lady’s Armory first opened. But as we’ve built our little Armory up over the last year and a half, we’ve finally found ourselves in a position to afford a “first edition” limited run of 100 WWI Battle Rosaries, with more planned if this initial run goes well.

Included with your purchase of this rosary will be a small drawstring pouch and a pair of Armory business cards (one for you and one for a friend), packaged safe and secure in a blue poly bubble envelope.

Order your Battle Rosary today. Because nothing says Padre Pio’s famous quote, “the rosary is the weapon for these times,” like the rosary issued to U.S. servicemen during both World Wars.

**CUSTOMIZATION AVAILABLE. Please ask us about other centers and crucifixes we can build into this rosary.




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In 2015, Nick purchased a ring to propose to his girlfriend, Elizabeth. But he knew a ring wasn’t enough–he had to have something even more personal, authentic, and significant than that. So, he decided to make her a rosary. She absolutely loved it–and they married on January 9th, 2016.

While planning out their wedding, they decided to continue making rosaries together as a way to further encourage prayer within their relationship. They see the Armory as an opportunity to reach even more people through prayer and to participate in their own way in the mission of winning hearts for Christ and His Church.

Over the last 3 years, Our Lady’s Armory has grown from a tiny selection of chain-link rosaries to over 4 dozen unique chain-link, paracord, and ball-chain rosaries, chainmail scrubbers, cufflinks, and pet collars, with even more new products planned for 2018. Please feel free to contact Nick if you’d like to talk about a new design; he’d love to help make your vision a reality! The Armory is built on the belief that beauty and integrity are two ways of coming to know God more intimately, so each item is built with pride and the hope that it will help you grow in your faith.

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Within United States (US) $4.00

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Free shipping for order spend over $75.00
Free shipping if the spend for the product is over this amount $200.00
The maximum shipping charged for this product no matter the quantity: $4.00

Shipping Policy

Flat-rate USPS First-Class shipping on all products: $4.00. Orders over $75.00 will ship via USPS First-Class for FREE. Please contact us directly to request upgrades to Priority or Priority Express. We guarantee that your order will ship within two weeks or less. Please communicate with us prior to placing your order if you would like to place a rush. A rush is available on all orders, but custom orders (i.e., those not listed as one of our "standard" designs) will generally take at least 1-3 additional days of processing time. Note that placing a rush on custom orders may incur an additional fee. Items marked as "ADD-ON" options incur no additional shipping cost, but will NOT ship by themselves. If you have placed an order for an ADD-ON ITEM without ordering a rosary, your order will be canceled and your payment will be refunded. **If you are an international buyer, please contact us directly to make shipping arrangements prior to placing your order.**

Return Policy

All our rosaries are guaranteed for a lifetime of normal prayer. Should your rosary come apart, we can either offer simple instructions for rejoining the links, or we can process repairs ourselves. Domestic customers will be responsible for a fee of $7, which will cover shipment of the rosary both ways and any simple repairs that need done. International repairs will incur an additional fee for shipping. In the event of broken or missing parts, the customer will be responsible for the cost of those parts.

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