The Holy Year of Mercy: Dec. 2015 to Nov. 2016

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To reinforce the Roman Catholic Church’s mission of mercy, Pope Francis has declared the period from December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016 as an extraordinary Jubilee year to be known as the Holy Year of Mercy.

The Ghirelli Rosary company has created a rosary to mark this holy year.  The front of the rosary’s  crucifix is inspired by a painting known as Divine Mercy as well as the Holy Sacrament of Reconciliation.  The reverse of the crucifix shows the Holy Spirit.

The center of the rosary depicts the Prodigal Son, the biblical story teaching mercy.

 

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 To learn more, 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.  The rosaries and historical information contained ranges from articles owned by King Henry VIII of England to rosaries honoring Pope Francis.  The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available on Barnes and Noble.com, Amazon.com,  the Catholic Faith Store Online, Catholic Parts.com, Rosary Parts.com, and other book stores, religious article stores, and online sellers.

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2 Responses to “The Holy Year of Mercy: Dec. 2015 to Nov. 2016”

  1. Giovanna Lottes January 3, 2016 at 3:22 PM #

    Those rosaries are just gorgeous

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  2. Mary January 3, 2016 at 3:32 PM #

    Amazing

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