Rosaries of Fatima

1 Jun

 May 13, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearance to three children in Fatima, Portugal.  Many rosaries have been created to celebrate this historic event.

 The blue rosary shown was made by the Ghirelli Company.   The center medal depicts the image of Mary known as Our Lady of Fatima.  This statue of Our Lady of Fatima was based on a description of Mary by Lucia, the only child of Fatima who lived to adulthood.

 

Lucia met with several popes and had many opportunities to explain the message of Fatima.  Holy cards and statues that show Mary wearing a white gown and a gold crown are based on Lucia’s description.

 

To learn more about unique 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, center medals, and crucifixes ranging from the boxwood rosary owned by England’s King Henry VIII to those honoring Pope Francis.  The Rosary Collector’s Guide is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, the Catholic Faith Store, and other book stores, religious article stores, and online sellers.

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2 Responses to “Rosaries of Fatima”

  1. Giovanna Lottes June 2, 2017 at 12:17 AM #

    blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } I’m sure I told you this but I played St.Lucy in our 8th grade play 

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  2. Relax... June 2, 2017 at 10:54 AM #

    Believe it or not, I’ve never seen a blue rosary until today! Beautiful!

    Like

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