Catholic Dictionary

Ring

A circular band of metal symbolic of one's dedication to Christ (e.g., a woman religious) or to one's spouse. Cardinals, abbots, and bishops wear rings, as does the Pope, whose ring ("the Fisherman's Ring") is a gold seal ring depicting St. Peter in a boat; the Pope's name is engraved on the ring. There are also "rosary rings" that have ten beads and often a crucifix, enabling one to recite this prayer.

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