Memento Mori Skull Rosary

Color: Red Line
Red Line

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“Fear the Day of Judgment: be in dread of hell. Ardently desire everlasting life with deep spiritual longing. Keep death daily before your eyes (Rule Of Benedict 4: 44-47).”

“Memento Mori” translates from the Latin to “Remember that you shall die”. It reminds you of the rite you hear when ashes are smudged in a cross upon your forehead for Ash Wednesday:  “Remember Man that thou are dust and unto dust thou shall return."  Skull rosaries date back to the late middle ages! 

  • Genuine 550 Military Grade Paracord 
  • Quality Italian Pardon  Crucifixes
  • Optional Silver Devotional medals can be added
  • Celtic knotting
  • Glossy Black Resin Beads
  • Metal Skull Beads
  • The loop portion of this rosary does fit over most heads
  • If you wear an XL hat, it might be tight
  • Includes a drawstring carry pouch


Prayer: Dear merciful God, thank you for loving me and showing me mercy when I did not deserve your favor. Please continue to awaken, reawaken, and constantly awaken within me a deep desire for the things above where Christ is seated with the Father. In gratitude I rejoice that the sting of death has lost its power in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen. 

Downloadable and Printable Info about the Pardon Crucifix available HERE.

Customer Reviews

Based on 544 reviews
Matthew Q.
Absolutely overshot my expectations

These Rosaries are built with such quality. They feel good to hold, and they don’t cheap out on materials. Aesthetically they’re gorgeous. It’s functional art, a prayer tool and weapon that’ll be passed down. I’m glad I didn’t go the cheaper route. These are exceptional, and the ability to customize it makes it all the more special!

Brendan M. (Dunshaughlin, IE)
An Exemplary Weapon

I have not said the rosary for over 50 years but have been saying it daily since receiving my beads. The demons are cowering, the temptors recoil as I find my way back!

JR (Dallas, US)

The Red Line cord gave this rosary a great look. The skull beads gave it some great detail that looks even better in person. I have order many rosaries from Rugged Rosaries because of their great eye for detail and quality. These rosaries are built to stand the test of time.

DAVID Z. (New Orleans, US)

Beautiful rosary! Quite unique in design. It’s clear that much care went into making this rosary. I have no doubt this will last at least as long as I do!

Hugh P. (Newark, US)

Received my Rosary and I am very pleased! I will take it everywhere.

David P. (Bourbonnais, US)
A Rosary that is Rugged!

I got this for my step-father who has converted to the faith and is entering the Church on Easter Vigil this year, 2024. It's a beautiful and timeless testament to our rugged faith, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in praying Our Lady's Psalter frequently (the rosary). Kinda wish I asked for a metal in the middle... maybe next time.

Barbara J. (Naples, US)
Solid rosary company , Great fair people to deal with !

Ordered the "Memento Mori " unique premium constructed . Rec'd fast shipment . Also RR sent a couple follow up messages , makeing sure everything was beyond satisfactory . In the future would not hesitate to continue to order products from RR .
Lord bless those reading this and the Family's and people working at RR .

Fabian I. (Queens, US)

This is the second Memento Mori Rosary I’ve bought as a gift from Rugged Rosaries. Powerful and dramatic in its style, the serious Prayer Warrior will appreciate as his (or her) go-to, Everyday Rosary. Just enough skulls to make a powerful statement about the fragility of life, and not too many to appear adolescent-cool. A mature adult would definitely find this a beautiful prayer Rosary with great meaning, not just a teenager.

Shipping Policy
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We offer a free Standard shipping option for domestic USA orders of $60.00 or more.
We offer free Priority shipping for domestic USA orders of $200.00 or more.

On orders in the USA we offer the following rates which you can choose in the checkout process. In addition, we offer a free shipping option on orders of $60.00 or more.
The US Postal Service starts counting these days on the day after the item is received by the post office. We have found that orders going to the lower 48 states usually arrive within 3 or 4 days using standard but is not guaranteed.
  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders of $60.00 or more:  FREE
  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders up to $7.98:  $3.90
  • USPS Standard  (5 - 10 days) for orders over $7.99:   $6.90
  • USPS Priority  (2 - 4 business days): from  $11.90 - $16.50
  • USPS Priority Express (1 - 2 business days):  $32.50
  • UPS Ground (5 - 10 days):  $12.50
Note that orders over $120.00 may have higher priority and express shipping costs depend on weight and packaging sizes.


Shipping rates to Canada vary with size of order but begin at $15.00 USD.
Economy Intl is $15.00 USD - 6 to 10 days. (Larger orders up to $23.00 USD).
Express Intl is $26.50 USD - 3 to 5 days.  (Larger orders up to $32.00 USD).



We are also offering DHL Worldwide Express now. For some countries, this is the only option. Although DHL costs more, it has proven to be faster and more reliable. Costs will vary as shown at checkout. Costs begin at $25.20 USD.

All customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Rugged Rosaries offers a generous 90-day R-R-R guarantee:

  • R - Replace
  • R - Repair
  • R - Refund

If your order does not meet your expectations for any reason, we are happy to work with you to either send a replacement, do an exchange, accept returns for refund, or repairs.

We even do exchanges for copycat competitors' similar products!


If you would like to return an item for any reason within 90 days of your purchase date, and you are in the USA, then you can qualify for FREE EASY RETURNS. Just visit our return portal here:


If 90 days have gone by since your purchase, or if you are not in the USA, please email us at

If you do not wish to use the FREE EASY USA RETURN portal, ship your item with a note that includes your name, email, and message as to why you wish to return your item, to the address below. When using this method, returns are accepted for any reason within 90 days of your purchase date. Please note we cannot refund return shipping costs.

Rugged Rosaries - Returns
6363 Richmond Ave. Suite 450
Houston, Texas 77057


Once your return is received and processed, we will send you an email to notify you that a refund has been applied to your credit card or original method of payment. Although we issue the refund immediately, it might take a few business days to appear on your credit card. Please note we cannot refund return shipping costs.

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded. Unfortunately, sale items cannot be refunded.


We are also happy to exchange rosaries in new condition within a reasonable amount of time. Please email us at if you wish to make an exchange. In your email, just tell us which rosary you would like instead. We can send you the new rosary, along with a prepaid return label to make it simple to return the original rosary.

Exchanges from OTHER Companies - Dupe Swaps

If you purchased a similar product from another company such as a paracord rosary, or a WWI style combat rosary, and for whatever reason, you have a problem with it - We will take care of you! Maybe the other company doesn't have good customer service or maybe you bought a cheaper imported mass-produced copy (see about them here). We can exchange the product for one of our beautiful handmade rosaries. Why would we do this? Please read about our Exchanges from Other Companies HERE.


Please see how to get a rosary repaired/restrung by clicking HERE.

Please email us if you have any questions: