Knotted Cord Rosary for Processions

4 Oct

Pioknotted2 The knotted cord, one of the oldest forms of the rosary, has seen a recent surge in popularity.  The National Centre for Padre Pio in Barto, Pennsylvania, has a large knotted cord rosary that is used in processions.  Three to four adults carry it during processions.

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During Pope Francis’ visit to America, an exhibit to Mary, Undoer of Knots, was built outside Philadelphia’s Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.  Mary’s title as Undoer of Knots came from a 16th century painting showing that Mary can ease the burdens in our lives.  Because Pope Francis has a special fondness for this painting and devotion, he has encouraged everyone to pray to Mary because she can undo the knots that burden our lives.   Pope Francis stopped at the  grotto of knots in Philadelphia on his way to celebrate an outdoor mass on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

 

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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 hardback reference book published by Schiffer Publishing has over 200 color photographs of rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals ranging from those owned by King Henry VIII to those honoring Pope Francis.  The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, the Catholic Faith Store Online, and other book stores, religious article stores, and online sellers.

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One Response to “Knotted Cord Rosary for Processions”

  1. Giovanna Lottes October 4, 2015 at 8:39 PM #

    My friend Rosemarie wrote her intentions on a ribbon and tied it to another ribbon at the grotto. She was so excited when she heard that the pope stopped there

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