Rosaries, Scapulars, and Chaplets
Rosaries, scapulars and chaplets are called sacramentals of the Church. Sacramentals, like the sacraments, are outward, sacred signs of faith. Christ instituted the sacraments and the Church established the use of sacramentals. The rosary devotion includes meditations on the life of Christ while praying on rosary beads. The scapular symbolizes a special dedication to Mary, the Mother of God, and expresses a trust in her motherly protection and desire to imitate her commitment to Christ. Chaplets are like mini rosaries and each one expresses a different devotion such as the St. Michael Chaplet or the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Rosaries, scapulars and chaplets are great gift ideas for Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, birthdays or any special occasion.