Travels with The Rosary Collector’s Guide

1 Jan


Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner, authors of The Rosary Collector’s Guide, enjoy visiting book stores, schools, churches, and colleges to exhibit their collection of over 900 antique and unusual rosaries.   Guests at these events often bring rosaries and ask the authors to help them determine the age and origin of their treasures.

displaySome of the rosaries that raise the most questions are the unique Mexican lasso rosaries and the pullchain rosaries given to members of the military during World Wars I and II.

911rosary1 The 911 Remembrance Rosary made by Ghirelli evokes the most stirring responses.

booksigningmomnicoleIt is always interesting to hear stories of family rosaries and the journeys those rosaries have made. booksigningmom3booksigningcataniafamily

booksigningmomTo learn more about antique and unusual rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide, by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner.  The 152 page hardback book shows and describes rosaries ranging from the carved Boxwood rosary of England’s King Henry VIII to rosaries honoring Pope Francis.  With over 240 color photorgraphs, The Rosary Collector’s Guide helps everyone identify rosaries and learn more about their history.

The Rosary Collector’s Guide is published by Schiffer Publishing and  is available at Barnes and Noble,, the Catholic Faith Store,  Adoremus, and other book stores, religious article stores, and online vendors.



3 Responses to “Travels with The Rosary Collector’s Guide”

  1. Giovanna Lottes January 1, 2017 at 3:52 PM #

    blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } It looks like the book signing was a great success  I really wish I could have been there to see it We should make a date for tea at A Taste of Britain to catch up  Happy New Year G

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  2. Mary Hall January 1, 2017 at 6:46 PM #

    I would enjoy learning more about miracled associated with the rosary. Please let me know when you are displaying the rosary collection near the 19047 area.
    Happy New Year!!

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    • rosarycollector January 1, 2017 at 7:21 PM #

      Thanks. We have exhibited a few times at the National Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel in Bensalem, PA. We’ll let you know when we will be returning.


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