Pope Francis Is Coming to Philadelphia

26 Apr

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In September 2015, Pope Francis will participate in the World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  In preparation, the authors of The Rosary Collector’s Guide will feature their collection of antique papal rosaries, rosary boxes, coins, and holy cards in this blog in the coming weeks.

pope3 pope5 For  many years, tradition held that vendors near Vatican Square only sold items bearing the image of the pope who was currently serving.   Antique dealers could easily determine the date when an object was created by referring to the time that a pope served in the Vatican.

Due to the popularity of recent popes, the tradition has ended and modern day sellers now carry many items showing previous popes such as Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.    The recent canonization of these two popes has increased demand for items bearing their images.

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The rosary shown below is the Pope Francis rosary made by the Ghirelli Company, official suppliers to the Vatican.

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

If you have question about religious articles or The Rosary Collector’s Guide, contact the authors at rosarycollector@aol.com

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One Response to “Pope Francis Is Coming to Philadelphia”

  1. Giovanna Lottes April 26, 2015 at 12:36 PM #

    I always learn something new when I read your blog. Look forward to seeing you soon.

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