Madonna of the Streets Locket Rosary

22 Feb

streets1 The center medal of the Madonna of the Streets Locket Rosary shows a painting which the artist did not create with a religious intention.

Catholics look at the famous painting and assume that it represents Mary and the Child Jesus.  The artist, however, merely wanted to paint a humble young girl and her child.

In 1897, Italian artist Roberto Ferruzzi saw eleven year old Angelina Bovo cradling her baby brother Giovanni in her arms, holding him close to keep them both warm.  Ferruzzi asked Angelina to pose with the baby for a portrait. When the painting was completed Feruzzi  called it Madonnina or “Little Mother” and entered it in an exhibition in Venice.

Catholics visiting the exhibit thought that it was a representation of Mary and Jesus.  Because the painting seemed to portray Mary in need of shelter, the painting was called, “Madonna of the Streets”.

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streets3The center of the rosary is a locket in which pictures or prayer intentions can be placed.

street4The rosary has an ornate crucifix.

streets2The Madonna of the Streets Locket Rosary displays a significant Catholic artwork and is a reminder of Mary’s humility.

RosaryCollectorsGuideTo learn more about unique rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner.  This 152 page hardcover reference book is published by Schiffer Publishing and is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, the Catholic Faith Store Online, Catholic Gifts, and other book stores, religious article stores, and online sellers.  It has over 200 color photographs of rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals and gives their historical background.

PadrePio28Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner, authors of The Rosary Collector’s Guide, are often able to bring their collection of 900 rosaries to show to church groups, school groups, and community organizations.  To arrange a presentation or ask a question about rosaries, contact them at rosarycollector@aol.com

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3 Responses to “Madonna of the Streets Locket Rosary”

  1. Giovanna Lottes February 22, 2015 at 2:16 PM #

    Very interesting

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