Christmas Rosaries

28 Nov

advent1 Our grandparents usually owned a single rosary which they cherished throughout their lives.  In recent years, rosaries have been created to celebrate special occasions and holidays such as Christmas.

 

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The Christmas Rosary shown above has Ave beads (Hail Mary beads) of red and Pater beads (Our Father beads) of green.

 

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The crucifix of the Christmas Rosary has a poinsettia background.

 

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The center medal shows the Madonna and Child.

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The Ghirelli Company, founded in 1987, has designed rosaries for the Vatican.  Their Christmas Rosary, made in 2002, has a unique Star of David Crucifix.

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The Center Medal of the Ghirelli Christmas Rosary shows a manger scene.

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A Christmas Rosary can become a family heirloom of the season.

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

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Helen Hoffner and Gloria Brady Hoffner are often able to bring their rosary 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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2 Responses to “Christmas Rosaries”

  1. Giovanna Lottes November 28, 2014 at 11:38 PM #

    The Christmas rosary is just gorgeous. I never saw that one before.

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  2. rosarycollector November 29, 2014 at 1:11 AM #

    I agree. The Christmas rosaries are among the most beautiful of our collection. Next week we will showcase Christmas rosaries made in the Czech Republic.

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