Black Monk Rosary - Strong Unbreakable Paracord Rosary

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Strong Paracord Rosary with an all blackout look. 
Handmade Daily in our Texas Studio. 

  • Very Strong, Rugged, and Maculine
  • Pewter Alloy St. Benedict Crucifix with Black Enamel
  • The Clear acrylic Our Father beads have swirls of "smoke" in them
  • Tight, Even, Celtic knotting by our experienced artisans
  • Wearable - Looped portion is 26.5 inches around
  • Optional saint medals can be added
  • Comes with its own drawstring Rugged Rosaries carry pouch

This Rosary was inspired in 2016 by Fr. SJMC+ who authored the poem, The Monks: 

The Monks

The huge silver teapots
that adorn the refectory table
and the velvety jam
gingerly spread
over thick wedges.
Quaint English civility
that masks what happens beneath.

As these black clad brothers retire
there is no convivial conversation
over cigars and brandy by roaring fire,
they return to their work
their continued encounter
with His divine self.

The rain, in sheets, lashes the rooftops
and the wind, whipped up, attempts
to penetrate the panes in windows
which rattle in their frames
and give rise to the feeling
that this is a fortress
in the great battle beyond.

These men in humble habits
are warriors for a world  we rarely see
yet they dwell in for life.
Each worldly distraction,
each body afflicted with illness
or the fragility of mortality
is but a speck in the grand plan
of the eternity they bear witness to
and becomes nothing more
than fodder for their prayers
which continue to rise
like the obsidian winged companion
of their Holy founding father.

He who took the fire
which was kindled in the East
and built around it a school
that we may too learn
how to fan the embers
embedded in our souls
that they may burst into flame
for Him, who calls
each and every disciple
to be a monk in ordinary life
with singularity of focus
to prefer nothing
to the love of Christ.

(Written: 2.VIII.17)

Thank you for shopping and God bless!

Customer Reviews

Based on 965 reviews
Mary G.W. (Youngsville, US)
Simply Beautiful 🙏🏻

This is my second purchase of rosaries from RR. I still have my blue Rosaries from appx 5 years ago and as rough as I am with my Rosaries, it is amazing how still brand new they are and I use them at least once daily. So I purchased a pair of Black Monk Rosaries as a gift, as I am anticipating my beloved son to come back to the Church by Christmas! They are breathtakingly simple! It's the whole "look" of the design that moves my heart. The Crucifix is what really speaks to the power of this amazing Catholic prayer devotion! So happy with this product. Wish I could hug you! God bless!

Antonio O. (Ponta Delgada, PT)
Beautiful Robust Rosary

I received my rugged rosary and I'm very impressed with the size and quality. I can see how robust and durable the rosary is. Congratulations for the handwork you're doing. And thank you for the bonus you sent me.

Additionally, it was great to receive the rosary exactly on my birthday and offering it to myself as a present.

Anonymous (Phoenix, US)

I wear a rosary to work daily and have snapped two already this rosary looks great was shipped quickly and I can not for the life of me see this one snapping absolutely fantastic and show it to family and friends whenever given the chance

Rex J.J. (San Diego, US)
Absolutely love my new rosary!

It was a little bigger than expected, but I soon started getting used to it. It sort of gave me more confidence and is helping me become more spiritual. I wear it all the time. The delivery process was smooth, secure and timely.

Mabon F. (Birmingham, US)
Black Monk Rosary

I bought this rosary as a gift for my parish priest, who is a Benedictine monk. He seemed to really like it!

Martin M. (Weymouth, GB)
Monk rosary

I am very happy with my rosary They are very beautiful and very strong.
Couldn't be more happier 🤩

Christopher C. (Scappoose, US)
Everyone loves it

It ilwas just as advertised and is beautiful. The crucifix is a little on the large size but you get used to it. I actually took it to a Benedict Abby to have it blessed by the monks and got a complete from the brother who blessed it.

Mauricio R. (Lima, PE)
Very beautiful rosaries

I recently got the Saint Therese and Black Monk rosaries, and I have to say, I'm really impressed. They are exactly as pictured in the product images. Both of them are absolutely beautiful and super well-made. They feel really strong and durable. My wife and I are already using them as our main rosaries for our everyday prays. I also thank Customer Service for all the support they provided when making the purchase. Definitely recommend, and I look forward to being a repeat customer.

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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.
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  • 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.

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