Peace be with you all!
I’m about to order a new rosary from Rugged Rosaries, and I’m in a dilemma. I absolutely love the idea of having a reproduction of a WWI/WWII service rosary (HUGE history buff) but I can’t decide which crucifix to get.
I’ve narrowed it down to:
I love the filigree crucifix, as it reminds me of French baroque, but I am a bit worried that the top that connects to the ring might be a bit weak? (As opposed to a more solid setup) Also has anyone encountered a similar example with any historical roots?
I also really like the pardon crucifix, and I know that it is period correct with a WWI rosary, but I can find very little information about it other than the explanation of indulgences and such set forth by Pope Pius X. Does anyone know anything about the symbolism of the scroll-work or half circles? I know the star on the back represents The Blessed Virgin, and of course The Sacred Heart is on there too.
I would GREATLY appreciate any input or explanations.
This is my first post and I look forward to being an active member of this wonderful forum.
Thank you in advance!