A Rosary Made of Shells

6 Dec

shells  Throughout history, the faithful have sought ways to count their prayers.  Before beginning a journey, some placed stones in their pockets and tossed one along the road with each prayer said.  Shells from the sea were also used as counters.

The seashell rosary pictured is a remembrance of this tradition.  Handmade in the Philippines, each shell marks a prayer. The white shells mark the Hail Marys and the brown shells mark the Our Fathers.

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

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3 Responses to “A Rosary Made of Shells”

  1. Giovanna Lottes December 6, 2015 at 10:52 PM #

    The shells are beautiful

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  2. Johanna Rebarchak December 7, 2015 at 12:43 AM #

    The sea shell rosary is very unique. I have a rosary that was brought to me from Hawaii and on the beads are painted flowers like on leis. It also is very unique.

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