President Obama and His Rosary

31 Jan

photo (7) Did you know that President Obama often carries a rosary in his pocket?  In an interview posted on YouTube on January 15, 2016, President Obama showed a rosary given to him by Pope Francis.  When the pope visited the United States in September 2015, he stopped in Washington, D.C. to visit with the president. The pope gave President Obama a rosary with black beads and a log crucifix made by Ghirelli Rosaries.  In referring to Pope Francis and his gift, the president said, “I so admire him and it (the rosary) makes me think about peace and promoting understanding and ethical behavior”.   You can see the rosary and the full interview at http://www.ghirelli.com/us/index.php/blog/President-Obama-Pope-Francis-Ghirelli-Rosary/

 

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, center medals, crosses, and crucifixes 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, the Catholic Faith Store Online, and other book stores, religious article stores, and online sellers.

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4 Responses to “President Obama and His Rosary”

  1. Giovanna Lottes January 31, 2016 at 2:20 PM #

    That is neat. Thanks for sharing

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  2. Relax... January 31, 2016 at 2:49 PM #

    I had no idea.. I hope the Obamas can realize how simple and yet how powerful are the prayers of the Rosary.

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  3. rosarycollector January 31, 2016 at 3:53 PM #

    Yes, it is encouraging to see that the Obama family honors the message of Pope Francis.

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  4. The Contrite Catholic February 1, 2016 at 2:49 AM #

    It is comforting to know he has a blessed item on him!

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