sacrifice beads

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Christian religious articles comprising a string of 10 or more beads woven in a ladder-like formation to allow a bead to be slid up and down the string to count sacrifices, good deeds, and prayers throughout the day. The string typically has a medal of St. Therese on one end and a crucifix on the other; modern sacrifice beads may be in the form of a bracelet. According to tradition, the beads originated in the childhood of St. Therese of Lisieux, who was said to have used a string of prayer beads for this purpose.
sacrifice beads
Accepted term: 13-May-2024