Rosary Markings

  Year of the Rosary, October 2002 - October 2003

Makers, Movements, Museums


The rosary has a long and noble tradition.  But this most popular prayer is not only about theology and devotion.  It has produced a variety of local customs and has influenced arts and crafts.  Beads are not just beads.  They can be expressions of artistic inspiration and exquisite craftsmanship.  The following websites introduce to the world of rosary makers and museums, at least to some of them.  The websites regarding rosary movements are a reminder that arts and crafts are not an end in themselves.  Their goal is to lead us to prayer.


  • Our Lady - Star of the Sea.  Rosary Makers Guild.  Rosary Makers.  We make rosaries in our homes.  Occasionally we meet to turn in the completed rosaries.

  • Our Lady's Rosary Makers is a non-profit organization in the state of Kentucky subsidizing the making and distribution of rosaries to the missions.

  • Our Lady's Rosary Makers:

  • Rosary Makers e-zine for Rosary Makers or anyone interested in the Catholic Rosary or Chaplets.

  • Rosary Works: Design Your Own Rosary at Rosary Works!  We also offer custom-designed rosaries and rosary bracelets with various kinds of beads, such as semi-precious stones, etc.  Repair work is also available.

  • Rosary Workshop: Rosary Workshop is dedicated to making rosaries and keeping alive the tradition of the early paternoster (rosary) guilds of Europe.


  • Fiat Spirituality: the little group known as F.I.A.T.--Family International Apostolic Team--was born in Paray-le-Monial (France), during a Renewal retreat.  From the beginning, the goal, inspired by Veronica O'Brien, was to help each other to be Christians who dare openly to witness their faith in the world.

  • Holy Cross Family Ministries: In the spirit of our founder, Servant of God Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, and under the sponsorship of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, we serve Jesus Christ and His Church throughout the world by promoting and supporting the spiritual well-being of the family.  Faithful to Mary, the Mother of God, the Family Rosary and Family Rosary International encourage family prayer, especially the Rosary.

  • Miracle of the Rosary Mission:  The Miracle of the Rosary Mission (MRM) is an association of the faithful dedicated to prayer and work for the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Eucharistic reign of Jesus Christ.

  • Schoenstatt Rosary Campaign: Praying, offering and living the rosary is the dynamic power of this campaign, and leads to a consecration in the covenant of love with Mary.

  • Universal Living Rosary Association of St. Philomena: P.O. Box 1303, Dickinson, Texas 77539, USA, Fax: (218) 337-3722.


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