This rosary was begun in the Franciscan Order in 1422. It is said that a certain novice, before joining the Order, was accustomed to place a crown on a statue of the Blessed Virgin. When he was not allowed to continue this practice, he resolved to leave the order. Then Mary appeared to him and dissuaded him, telling him that he could offer a much more pleasing crown by reciting a rosary of seven decades in honour of her Seven Joys. It has since come to be known as the Franciscan Crown.
This chaplet is made of high quality black wood beads with sturdy Italian linking, an openwork centre of St Francis and a wood crucifix with metal backing.
Made in Italy