Wonderful cilice completely handmade, in 1,2mm stainless steel Nickel Free wire with leather strap closure!!!
metal chain length is 54cm, width is 4.0cm.
It fits from 58cm up to 63cm
I also accept custom-made orders!
As all my items are handmade and made to order, please allow up to 7 days for preparation, although it may happen that they ship quicker.
The Cilice was in ancient times a fabric of goat or camel hair, also in use among the soldiers of the Roman army.
In the people of Israel the purposes of this ascetic use are varied. You could wear the cilice (sack):
– for mourning
– for penance, to obtain divine forgiveness
– to beg divine help, even in moments of grave danger
In other cases the prophets threaten the wicked by telling them that they will have to carry the sack.
After the coming of Christ, the use of the cilice spread rapidly even among Christians.
It indicates, by extension, a hooked belt or formed by a rough rope studded with knots, which is tightened around the waist or thigh in order to cause pain that is not extreme but constant.
The Numerary members of Opus Dei, laic in “apostolic celibacy”, included in the organization of the personal prelature of the Catholic Church, together with specific priests, use it regularly – to mortify their own body and with it their own spirit to “approach to the sacrifice of Christ “-.
The use of the cilice as an instrument of mortification, rather than a means to reach eternal life, is the consequence of a relationship of personal and sincere love with God; the soul in love is pushed to seek a dimension of prayer and penance that makes it a participant and co-redeemer in the way of salvation.
Disclaimer: These Cilices are intended as collector’s items for display purposes only. These Cilices have the potential to inflict discomfort and/or harm to the individual if used and it is the individual (purchaser or user) that must accept responsibility for any harm inflicted. Use of these belts is entirely at the purchasers/users risk. The producer and seller Andrea Ropes cannot be held responsible for subsequent harm. All purchasers must be at least 18 years of age. By clicking the ‘buy now’ button, you are accepting these terms and conditions.