Mother Teresa and her Rosary: Job’s Tears Rosaries

20 Dec

In December 2015, Pope Francis announced that Mother Teresa, founder of the order of nuns known as the Missionaries of Charity, would be canonized and join the list of saints.  Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor of Calcutta, Mother Teresa inspired the nuns of her order to establish orphanages, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and clinics throughout the world.

teresa8Although Mother Teresa received many elaborate gifts as she traveled the world, she was known to carry only simple items.  While others carried rosaries of precious gems, her personal rosary was made of seeds known as Job’s Tears, the tear-dropped shaped fruit of the plant which botanists call Coix lacryma-jobi.   Today those wishing to honor Mother Teresa make rosaries with Job’s Tears.  This natural substance has a hard shiny coat which can withstand travel.

RosaryCollectorsGuide 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 Publishing, has over 200 color photographs of rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals.  It shows rosaries ranging from those owned by England’s King Henry VIII to those honoring Pope Francis.  The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, the Catholic Faith Store Online, Catholic Parts and other bookstores, religious article stores, and online sellers.

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2 Responses to “Mother Teresa and her Rosary: Job’s Tears Rosaries”

  1. Giovanna Lottes December 21, 2015 at 2:31 PM #

    Did you know that Mother Theresa’s given name is Agnes?

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