Napco Nun Rosary Holders

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In the 1950s and 1960s, NAPCO, The National Potteries Corporation, made many religious articles showing nuns at prayer.  Their rosary holders were among the most popular items.

holder 4 The top of the figurine could be lifted off to reveal a rosary hidden in the base.

holder 5The rosary holder shown bears the stamp NAPCO 1958.

 

holder 6This NAPCO rosary holder shows a nun in a prayerful pose.

 

holder 2Additional companies made rosary holders in similar styles.  The rosary holder shown was made in the 1960s but has no markings to identify the company which made it.

holder 1The rosary holder at the base says, “For my daily prayers”.

 

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

PopeFrancisHelen Hoffner and Gloria Brady Hoffner, authors of The Rosary Collector’s Guide, are often able to bring their collection of unique religious articles 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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3 Responses to “Napco Nun Rosary Holders”

  1. Giovanna Lottes March 1, 2015 at 2:18 PM #

    I love the one with the prayerful pose

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  2. Johanna March 2, 2015 at 2:06 AM #

    Could you include my sister in your weekly Rosary posts. I know that she would greatly appreciate it. She is housebound. She has a very great devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary. Her name is Mary Kull and she lives in Westbrook Park, PA Her email is: mak5211@rcn.com

    What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God. Hans Urs von Balthasar

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    • rosarycollector March 6, 2015 at 12:07 AM #

      Hello-
      I added your sister’s e-mail to the list. She will receive an e-mail with a link asking her if she would like to join the Rosary Collector blog. She can click on the link and receive the free articles each week.
      Thank you for your interest in the Rosary Collector’s Guide.
      Helen

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