World Meeting of Families Rosary

17 Jan

WorldMeetingblue The World Meeting of Families, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from September 22-27, 2015, was an occasion for everyone to gather and consider the messages of the Roman Catholic Church.  Many who came to the masses said by Pope Francis,  as well as those who followed the events from their homes, purchased rosaries and other religious articles as souvenirs.

Ghirelli, supplier of religious articles to the Vatican, made several rosaries to commemorate the World Meeting of Families. WorldMeetingblue7The Ghirelli antique silver faceted glass Capri Blue bead rosary was handmade in Italy and came in a pouch which showed the Ghirelli logo on one side and the World Meeting of Families logo on the reverse.WorldMeetingblue8

The rosary’s crucifix showed Pope Francis at the top and the Vatican seal at the bottom.  Symbols of the World Meeting of Families could be seen on the crossbar. WorldMeetingbue4

WorldMeetingblue6 The Liberty Bell, a symbol of the host city of Philadelphia, was displayed on the reverse of the crucifix.

WorldMeetingblue2 The center medal was a replica of the World Meeting of Families’ Holy Family portrait by artist Neilson Carlin.

WorldMeetingblue6 The reverse of the center medal showed the Liberty Bell and said, “World Meeting of Families 2015 Philadelphia”.

WorldMeetingblue5The Ghirelli name was included on a bar.

WorldMeetingblue11 The antique silver faceted glass Capri Blue beads, silver plated linking, and unique center medal and crucifix made this rosary a wonderful remembrance of the World Meeting of Families.

 To learn more about unique rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner. This 152 page hardcover book, published by Schiffer Publishing, has over 200 color photographs of rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals ranging from those owned by England’s King Henry VIII to those honoring Pope Francis.  The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, the Catholic Faith Store Online, Catholic Gifts, and other bookstores, religious article stores, and online sellers.

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One Response to “World Meeting of Families Rosary”

  1. Giovanna Lottes January 17, 2016 at 2:36 PM #

    They are just beautiful. What a wonderful commemoration of the event

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