Commander Cross Rosary©

presents its

The Eight Day Rosary for the Deceased®

The Eight Day Rosary for the Deceased©is our own developed product, for the deceased soul and for the person mourning, … and ... for the person who is mourning to heal.

We pray that the deceased comes to Heaven and we pray for the Souls in Purgatory. A Rosary prayer for the deceased soul and for the person mourning, … for the person mourning to heal.

It was created from the sadness of the news of a young family-friend who died in 2019. The only offering possible was to pray the Rosary and it became a prayer for eight consecutive days. The prayer book has been amended over the years, little by little or more so, soul by soul.

We do apologize for not being able to present the entire booklet online.

It is a wonderful, gorgeous booklet.

It is a prayer book with illustrations from one European family’s art collection, a collection built up to become one of the most important private collections in the world, containing major works of masterpieces of European art – spanning the 15th to the 19th century.

The Art of Christianity Collection® acquired more than 300 etchings as a complement to the grand private collection. This book shows historic religious art and it is, just like sacred language Latin, of importance for the protection of our souls.

"The only thing I could offer him and his family was to pray the Rosary."

"Something was missing when praying a Rosary for the deceased, no research found what I needed."

The Eight Day Rosary for the Deceased® was a development from our Step-by-Step Rosary concept of 2016, and, Our prayer book includes our signatory Step-by-Step Rosary, with each recommended mystery.

Why praying the Rosary for eight days?

Why not praying the Rosary for nine days – and “earn” indulgences while praying the Rosary?

It took eight days to create it

and later we learnt that the number eight had significant meanings, unknown to us:

  1. The traditional baptismal font was eight-sided because on the eighth day by rising.

  2. It is eight days between Palm Sunday and the Resurrection.

  3. The eighth day is everlasting and hallowed by the resurrection of Christ.
    Baptism is the sacrament of faith, and it signifies liberation from sin and from its instigator the devil, exorcisms are pronounced over the person who was born with a fallen human nature and tainted by original sin. (CCC 1213).

  4. The traditional “Good Shepherd Sunday" is eight days after Christ has risen and it concludes the Octave of Easter. The reading on that day is when St. Peter says that Christ is the Shepherd (Joh 10:11).

  5. There are eight Beatitudes.

  6. Many people have remarked that the number 8, laying sideways, looks like a well-known symbol.
    If we are to listen to science, the number eight, in the Periodic Table of Elements; is Oxygen – definitely a source for life.

  7. More importantly, and an obvious reason why eight days, is the “All Saints Octave”
    which begins on Nov. 1 (All Saints Day), followed by All Souls Day and the All Saints Octave ends on Nov. 8.

  8. The final bullet point, which is our eighth point:
    "From 12 noon on 1 November until midnight on 2 November one plenary indulgence (applicable only to the Holy Souls) may be gained by visiting a church or oratory and recite the Our Father and the Creed there. ...

    The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead, may gain a plenary indulgence (applicable only to the Holy Souls) once per day from 1 to 8 November. The above conditions regarding Confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Pope’s intentions apply"

    "a plenary indulgence will be available each day of the month November, applicable to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. In addition to the usual conditions, it is necessary to visit a cemetery and pray for the souls of the faithful departed."

    "A plenary indulgence applicable only to the dead can be acquired in all churches and public oratories—and in semipublic oratories by those who have the right to use them—on November 2." Indulgentiarum doctrina

    More of this can be read in the Catechesis #1471 - 1479:
    "What is an indulgence?

    "An indulgence is a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints."81
    "An indulgence is partial or plenary according as it removes either part or all of the temporal punishment due to sin."82 Indulgences may be applied to the living or the dead."

    The Raccolta (ed. 1910, page 11) states: "General Conditions required for all Indulgences.

    2. INTENTION. 
    3. ACCURACY and DEVOTION in fulfilling the specified conditions. 
    ii. COMMUNION.
    iii. VISIT to a church or public chapel. 
    iv. PRAYER according to the intention of the Pope. 

    (Do also see point 407 about 'All Souls Day' and visit to a church or a public chapel).


Glory be to the Father,

and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Come, O Creator SPIRIT blest!

And in our souls take up thy rest;

Come, with thy grace and heavenly aid,

To fill the hearts which Thou hast made.