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  1. A three link, 1mm gauge, full-leg metal cilice with metal fastener

    A three link, 1mm gauge, full-leg metal cilice with metal fastener

    Regular Price: $89.00

    Special Price $69.00

    (55g) 23" x 1¾" (59cm x 4cm)
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  2. A three link, 1mm gauge half-leg metal cilice with suede tie-cord

    A three link, 1mm gauge half-leg metal cilice with suede tie-cord

    $39.00

    (33g) 12” x 1¾” (30cm x 4cm)
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  3. A light-weight, one link, 1mm gauge, full-leg metal cilice with metal fastener

    A light-weight, one link, 1mm gauge, full-leg metal cilice with metal fastener

    Regular Price: $70.00

    Special Price $39.99

    (25g) 23" x ¾" (58cm x 2cm)
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  4. Half Leg Copper 1.25 mm gauge cilice

    Half Leg Copper 1.25 mm gauge cilice

    $49.00

    Price includes shipping 12 inch x 1.3/4 inch Learn More
  5. Hand crafted copper 1.25 mm gauge full leg cilice

    Hand crafted copper 1.25 mm gauge full leg cilice

    $75.00

    Price includes shipping 23 inch x 1 3/4 inch Learn More
  6. 2mm silver plated full leg cilice 23"x2"

    2mm silver plated full leg cilice 23"x2"

    $85.00

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  7. 2mm silver plated half leg cilice 12"x1.3/4'

    2mm silver plated half leg cilice 12"x1.3/4'

    $55.00

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  8. 17inch 2mm silver plated full leg cilice with leather strap buckle
  9. Full leg cilice made by Italian Nuns

    Full leg cilice made by Italian Nuns

    $89.00

    Length 25 inch’s ,Width 2 inch’s
    Comes in cotton draw string bag
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  10. Waist Cilice made by Italian Nuns

    Waist Cilice made by Italian Nuns

    $149.00

    Length 43 inch’s , Width 2 inch’s
    Comes in cotton draw string bag
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  11. A light-weight, one link, 1mm gauge, full-length waist metal cilice with metal fastener

    A light-weight, one link, 1mm gauge, full-length waist metal cilice with metal fastener

    $79.00

    (33g) 39" x ¾" (81cm x 2cm)
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  12. A three link, 1mm gauge full-length waist metal cilice with metal fastener

    A three link, 1mm gauge full-length waist metal cilice with metal fastener

    $130.00

    (87g) 39" x 1¾" (99cm x 4cm)
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  13. A cross-shaped cilice made of metal complete with traditional manila rope tie-cord

    A cross-shaped cilice made of metal complete with traditional manila rope tie-cord

    $49.99

    (21g) 5" x 3½" (12.5cm x 9cm)
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  14. Light-weight full length waist cilice made by Italian Nuns

    Light-weight full length waist cilice made by Italian Nuns

    $65.00

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  15. Hand made "Rosary Cilice", length including Cross approximately 24 inch
  16. Cross cilice made by Italian Nuns

    Cross cilice made by Italian Nuns

    $69.00

    Length 6 inch’s , width 4 inch’s
    Comes in cotton draw string bag
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  17. Traditional sack cloth full-leg cilice belt with metal buckle.

    Traditional sack cloth full-leg cilice belt with metal buckle.

    $19.00

    29" x 2" (73cm x 5cm)
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  18. Leather look Case will fit any of our half or full leg Cilice up to 1.25mm gauge

    Leather look Case will fit any of our half or full leg Cilice up to 1.25mm gauge

    $19.99

    (Cilice not included)
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  19. Beautiful quality BLACK LEATHER CILICE CASE FITS All HALF and FULL LEG Cilice UP TO AND INCLUDING 2MM GAUGE

    Beautiful quality BLACK LEATHER CILICE CASE FITS All HALF and FULL LEG Cilice UP TO AND INCLUDING 2MM GAUGE

    $24.99

    Dimensions approximately 6.25' x 2.75'
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  20. This beautiful Book Box is made exclusive for Cilice with the words "Miserére mei, Deus, secúndum magnam misericórdiam tuam", Latin for "Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy great mercy". The box will comfortably & discreetly store a Hairshirt

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A cilice was originally a garment or undergarment made of coarse cloth or animal hair (a hairshirt). In more recent times the word has come to refer not to a hairshirt, but to a spiked metal belt or chain worn strapped tight around the upper thigh. Many religious orders within the Roman Catholic Church have used the cilice as a form of "corporal mortification," but in recent years it has become known as a practice of numeraries (celibate lay people) of Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Roman Catholic Church.

Hand-crafted using traditional materials, our hairshirts, metal chains and goat skin cilice belts, used in some form throughout history as an aid to worship, are available to buy and can be shipped worldwide (Prices shown are inclusive of shipping). Practiced for centuries, use of the cilice has been commonplace in the lives of the saints, for example: St Francis of Assisi, St Thomas More, St Therese of Lisieux, Pope Paul VI, St Padre Pio and Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The motivation behind these voluntary mortifications is to imitate Christ and to join him in his redemptive sacrifice (cf. Matthew 16:24), and they can also be a way to suffer in solidarity with the many poor and deprived people in the world.

The use of the cilice belt or hairshirt must not be undertaken lightly, it is essential that people seek spiritual guidance and instruction before using one. When used within a structured and disciplined prayer life and under the direction of a Parish Priest or spiritual advisor it can be used as an aid to worship. Any such penance performed in a spirit of pride and not humility will surely block us off from God.

Among other items, Cilice.co.uk offers a range of cilice belts, from traditional full length and half length chains produced by Italian nuns, to specialist belts crafted by our own blacksmith from various metals of different gauge and weight. Items are shipped in discreet packaging (All prices shown include shipping worldwide) and confidentiality is assured. To see more details and prices, please use the links below. Because our chains, belts and hairshirts are hand-made, all measurements given are approximate. Colours and materials may differ from those in the image and Some items are made to order so a slight delay is possible

Such garments or adornments have been worn at various times in the history of the Christian faith, for the purposes of the mortification of the flesh or as penance for adorning themselves.

Penance means being very charitable at all times towards those around us, starting with the members of own family. It is to show love and kindness towards those who are suffering. It is to give patient answers to those that we find annoying and to put the just and rightful need of others above our own. We can do penance by taking a cold shower and offering it to God in a spirit of gratitude, skipping dessert, not taking seconds, or by fasting on days prescribed by the church.

Cilice.co.uk is pleased to present an exclusive range of specialist items crafted from the finest of materials. All prices include shipping worldwide. Because our chains and other items are handmade, measurements given are approximate... Please allow up to 21 days for delivery once dispatched you will receive an email via PayPal

Disclaimer: These Cilice belts are intended as collector's items for display purposes only. Cilice belts 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. Cilice.co.uk 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.

Email: penance@cilice.co.uk