Rosary Exhibit at the National Centre for Padre Pio

8 Oct

On October 4, 2014, Helen Hoffner and Gloria Hoffner, authors of The Rosary Collector’s Guide, were honored to bring their collection of antique and unusual rosaries to the National Centre for Padre Pio in Barto, Pennsylvania, USA. The exhibit was part of the center’s celebration of the rosary which takes place each year on the first Saturday of October. Visitors participated in prayer services and rosary recitations offered in English and Spanish and viewed the exhibit of religious articles.

The pictures below show some of the center’s beautiful artwork that inspires prayer.





The Rosary Collector’s Guide authors enjoyed speaking with visitors and learning about their experiences with the rosary.


To bring the collection of antique and unusual rosaries to your school, church, or community organization, contact Helen Hoffner at



To learn more about the history of the rosary and the many forms approved by the Catholic Church, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide. This 152 page hardcover book has 240 color photographs of rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals. It is available on, Barnes and Noble, the Catholic Faith Store, and many other online sellers, book stores, and religious article stores.


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