Kant-Tangle Rosary

19 Oct



Have you ever placed a rosary in your pocket and found that it became tangled? Did it take you a long time to untangle it? In 1920, Father James McNamee of the Diocese of Oklahoma solved the problem by inventing the Kant-Tangle Rosary.


The Kant-Tangle Rosary is formed by one continuous link. It has the same number of beads as the traditional five decade rosary.


The initial pendant, the first Our Father and three Hail Mary’s, are part of the continuous link. The five decades begin after the center medal.


The pictures in this article show the original Kant-Tangle Rosary which was only available with black beads. Today online sellers of religious articles carry Kant-Tangle rosaries made with beads of many colors and materials. The Kant-Tangle Rosary is approved by the Catholic Church and is one of the few types of rosaries to be patented.

To learn more about unique rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner. This 152 page hardback book has 240 color photographs of unique rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals. The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, the Catholic Faith Store, and other book stores and religious article stores.


Helen Hoffner and Gloria Brady Hoffner, authors of The Rosary Collector’s Guide, are often able to bring their collection to show to church groups, school groups, and community organizations. To arrange a presentation or to ask a question about rosaries, contact them at rosarycollector@aol.com



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