A University of Dayton Rosary

 

As an enduring token of gratitude, the University of Dayton will soon begin awarding benefactors and special contributors with the UD Rosary. The symbols crafted into this newly designed rosary hold significant meaning for alumni and friends of the University of Dayton.

The satin finish beads are UD blue on an elegantly simple chain. Notice the ends of the beams on the crucifix. They resemble those on the cross of the dome of Immaculate Conception Chapel. The center medallion reveals an image of the statue of the Immaculate Conception which is located between St. Mary’s Hall and the Roesch Library. Standing on a granite column and pedestal, the sculpture, with a welcoming and protective gesture, was a gift from UD students in 1904. It commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the declaration of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. Turn the medallion over to admire the skillfully engraved cross of the Society of Mary. The cross, with the stylized M for Mary, is framed by the inscription, “University of Dayton.”

May those who receive this rosary treasure it as a tangible representation of UD’s deep appreciation and as an invitation to pray it in the intentions of this University.

 

 

This page is maintained by The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390. It was created by Cindy Osborne and was last modified March 21, 2012 by Sumithra Kulkarni.  Please send comments to jroten1@udayton.edu .

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