INDEX

click on the Chapter and go to the description of the listed subjects. The number between brackets indicates which version of the chapter it is.

Click on 'Chapter 1' for the details of:
  • About collecting rosaries
  • Recommended books
  • Buying rosaries on the internet
  • Chaplet of Our Lady of Metten
  • Earliest witnesses of prayer beads
  • St. Hedwig and Lady Godiva
  • The Thong-and-Ring prayer device
  • Remnants of bone ring production
  • Rosaries of Notre Dame de la Delivrande
  • Fleur-de-lis as a symbol of the Virgin Mary
  • The Rosary of Blessed Thomas de Biville
  • Adrien Vachette, French medalmaker
  • The Rosary of Notre Dame Sur-Vire
Click on 'Chapter 2A' for the details of:
  • The Medieval rosary as an object of fashion and sign of Catholicism
  • Women's and men's prayer beads
  • The rosary in Medieval paintings is not restricted to time
  • Virgo inter virgines
  • Prayer beads for Mary and the Child Jesus
  • The rosary marking the clergy with immoral behaviour
  • The Pillar-biters of Haarlem

Click on 'Chapter 2B' for the details of:

  • The rosary in the work of Medieval artists
  • Jheronimus Bosch
  • The Death of the Miser
  • The Hay Wagon
  • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Albrecht Durer
  • Albrecht Durer the Elder
  • Saint Jerome with prayer beads
Click above on 'Chapter 3' for the details of:
  • Rosarium and Psalterium
  • Saint Dominique de Guzman
  • Alanus de Rupe
  • Rosary Brotherhood
  • Carthusion rosary with St. Bruno
  • How the Rosary came to be ascribed to Saint Dominique
  • Clausulae method of praying the rosary
  • The Roman Rite of the pendant
  • Rosary of the most Holy Name of Jesus
  • The Rosary of St. Dominique
  • Chaplets of rose petals of the Carthusians
  • Cartuja Aula Dei and Cartuja de Miraflores
  • Chaplet of rose petals of the Carmelites
  • The legend of the Rosary of Rose Petals
Click on 'Chapter 4' for the details of:
  • The Battle of Covadonga
  • Souvenir-rosaries of O.L. of Covadonga
  • The fictional Battle of Clavijo
  • Saint James (Iacobus) the Matamoros
  • The Battle of Lepanto
  • The 7 October Feast of O.L. of the Rosary
  • The Battle at Manila Bay
  • Our Lady of the Rosary La Naval de Manila

Under study.

Click above on 'Chapter 6A' for the details of:
  • Origin of the pendant: the fusion hypothesis
  • The Chaplet of the Three Aves of St. Gertrude
  • Novena of the Three Hail Marys
  • Origin of the pendant: the copy hypothesis
  • Corona Beatae Mariae Virginis
  • Six decade rosaries
  • Brigittine Rosary
  • Carmelite Rosary
  • The Hermits of Tuscany
Click above on 'Chapter 6B' for the details of:
  • Caravaca Rosary including a remarkable story
  • Saint John of the Cross
  • Rosaries with a traditional Caravaca cross
  • Rosary of John Babtist de la Salle
  • Bethlehem scapular rosary
  • Lourdes Rosary
  • Wall Rosaries
  • A Templar's rosary
  • Regional occurrence of six decade Bavarian/Swabian rosary
Click above on 'Chapter 7' for the details of:
  • The Franciscan Crown or Seraphic Rosary
  • Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary
  • Crown of the Five Psalms
  • The Josbert legend
  • The Ancrene Riwle
  • Crown of the Holy Name of Mary
  • Rosaries of Juana de la Cruz
  • Cuentas benditas and cuantas tocadas
  • Rosaries in Spain after Juana de la Cruz
  • The Inquisition
  • Crown of the Twelve Stars
  • Crown accoding to St. Jozef of Calasanza
  • Cornelius a Lapide
  • The Crown and Marian slavery
  • Crown of Twelve Stars of Our Lady of Mercy
  • Crown of Mary Immaculate Conception
Click on 'Chapter 8A' for the details of:
  • The reformation
  • The rosary of Mary Queen of Scots
  • Chaplet of the Holy Martyrs of Gorcum
  • Lutheran prayer beads
  • Angelican Crown
  • Chaplet of Our Lady of the Snows
  • Gil Cordero and the Monastery of San Jeronimo
  • Prayer beads of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Spain
  • Chaplet of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico
  • Pro-Life Movement
  • Rosary of the United Hearts of Jesus and Mary
  • Rosary of the Unborn
  • Let-me-live Chaplet
Click on 'Chapter 8B' for the details of:
  • The Credo-Cross (CC) in Germany and Spain
  • Metal Chaplet with CC of Our Lady of Nuria and of Font-Romeu, Gil Abat and John the Baptist
  • Appearance of the CC and the Jesuits
  • Peter Canisius and the Cathechism
  • The CC as a sign of Counter-Reformation
  • The Jesuits and the Rosary
  • The disappearance of the CC
  • Dutch habit rosaries with a CC
  • Similar Spanish and Alpine metal Chaplets
  • Catalan Chaplets with a CC
  • Nuestra Senora de Nuria, de la Horta, del Tura, del Collel, de Montserrat, de los Desamparados, de la Asuncion de Guanabacoa
  • French 1900 handmade rosary Spanish style
Click above on 'Chapter 9A' for the details of:
  • Jesuit habit rosary, St. Ignatius Loyola
  • Jesuit habit rosary, Mater Ter Admirabilis
  • Jesuit habit rosary, St. Stanislaos Kostka
  • Rosaries resembling Jesuit habit rosaries
  • An Exorcist Rosary with blackberry beads
  • The IHS protection shield
  • The Spanish IHS-Chaplet
Click above on 'Chapter 9B' for the details of:
  • An Indochinese Missionary Chaplet
  • Societe des Missions Etrangeres de Paris
  • Chaplet devoted to St Valentin Berri Ochoa
  • The Rosary of St. Francis Xavier
  • Rosaries and the 26 Holy Martyrs of Japan
  • Saint Paul Miki and his companions
  • Dominican Chaplets with three puttos
  • Chaplets with one or two puttos
  • Rudraksha rosaries

In progress

Click above on 'Chapter 10A' for the details of:
  • Evolutionary view of Rosary and Chaplet
  • The Spanish Rosary
  • Way to pray the Spanish Rosary
  • The Riddle of the Dominican Chaplet
  • Examples of Spanish Rosaries
  • Spanish 'Colonial' Rosary
  • Rosario Isabellino with a double-headed eagle centerpiece - Queen Isabella II
  • A Chaplet for St. Antonio Claret
  • A Spanish Dominican Habit Rosary
  • Our Lady of the Pilar, of Guadalupe, of Ransom, of Fuencisla, of the Sagrario
  • Rosary medals of places of pilgrimage
  • Rosaries with the Spanish composition from outside Spain

Click above on 'Chapter 10B' for the details of:

  • The Galway Rosary
  • The Philippine tambourin necklace
  • Chaplet of Santo Nino de Cebu de Filipinas
  • The Riddle of the Mary Rose
  • Rosaries from the New World
  • Rosaries of Nuestra Senora de Atocha
  • Rosaries of the 1715 Fleet Society
  • Gold Dominican Chaplets with 'credo-cross' pendant and three beads in the chain
  • 17th century rosaries from the Spanish American colonies presented at TEFAF
  • A Spanish colonial rosary from Cuba
  • Asociacion de Socorros Mutuos de Guanabacoa
Click above on 'Chapter 11A' for the details of:
  • Lost chaplet of the Holy Trinity
  • Order of the Holy Trinity
  • Order of the Mercedarians
  • The Trisagion
  • Spain as the land of the Trisagion
  • The Trisagion without entre-deux
  • The Trisagion of Gossweinstein
Click above on 'Chapter 11B' for the details of:
  • Little Crown of the Holy Child Jesus
  • Santo Nino of Cebu
  • Chaplet of the Holy Infant of Beaune
  • Little Crown of the Holy Infant of Prague
  • Crown of the Infant of Prague in Tongeren
  • The Guardian Cross
  • Chaplet from the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, Florida
  • Little Crown of Bambino Gesu of Arenzano
  • Way to pray the Little Crown
  • Miniature Chaplets of the Holy Child Jesus
  • Chaplet of the Confraternity of the Holy Child Jesus - Brother Evagrius
  • Brothers of the Christian Schools in Palestine
Click above on 'Chapter 12' for the details of:
  • The Triple Crown of St. Joan of Valois
  • Order of the Annunciation of the Bl. Virgin Mary
  • Order of the Peace
  • Chaplet of the Ten Virtues of Our Lady
  • Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary
  • Joan Baptist of Neerinckx, St. Joan of Jesus
  • The Reform of Limburg
  • Rosary on the Mysteries of the Passion of Jesus
  • Habit Rosary of the Franciscans of Oirschot
  • Rosary of the most Holy Name
  • Habit Rosary of the Franciscans of Veghel
  • Crown of the Holy Trinity
  • Little Chaplet of St. Joan of Jesus
  • The Threefold Rosary
Click above on 'Chapter 13' for the details of:
  • Swabian/Bavarian rosary with St. Anastasius
  • Swabian/Bavarian rosary with a deon-frightening charm, a 'Schreckstein'
  • Marie des Vallees and her rosary prayers
  • Chaplet in honour of St Jean Eudes
  • Congregation of Jesus and Mary
  • The exorcist Jean-Francois Gaschon
  • Chaplets for St John Francis Regis
  • About the Chaplet owned by Jean-Francois Gaschon
  • The Witch's rosaries (heksenpaternosters)
  • Museum aan de Stroom in Antwerp
  • The Peerdenpaternoster (horse rosary)
  • Wannes Raps by Ernest Claes and Felix Timmermans
  • Water Chestnut -exorcist rosaries
  • trapa natans and trapa bicornus
  • The Natternwirbel snake vertebrae chaplet
Click above on 'Chapter 14A' for the details of:
  • The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary
  • The Order of the Servants of Mary/Servites
  • Indulgences granted by Popes Benedict XIII and Clemens XII
  • Short formula to earn the indulgences
  • Blessing of the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows
Click above on 'Chapter 14B' for the details of:
  • Early Rosaries of Seven Sorrows in Spain
  • Spanish Rosary of Seven Sorrows with the traditional three pendant beads in the chain
  • The Crown of Tears
  • Sister Amalia of the Scourged Jesus
  • About the Crown of Blood Tears
Click on 'Chapter 15' for the details of:
  • The Holy Roman Empire
  • Swabian/Bavarian filigree rosaries
  • Rosary makers at Gmund
  • German silver
  • About the beads
  • About the cross
  • A Chaplet with a filigree marigold-centered Roman cross
  • Maria Hilf and St. John of Nepomuk
  • The Rosary of St. John of Nepomuk
  • About the credo-cross
  • About the charm
Click on 'Chapter 16A' for the details of:
  • Swabian/Bavarian Rosaries with coins
  • Explanations for attaching coins
  • Table of information on attached coins
  • The Holy Roman Empire/King Louis XIV
  • The Angel coin
  • A Bavarian Souvenir Rosary with coins
  • A Swabian rosary with 19th century coins
  • A Rosary of the Braunschweig-Luneburg Dutchy - Agnus Dei
  • Ernst August Duke of Braunschweig-Luneburg
  • Neidfeige - Sebastianspfeile - Saltzteig/ Tonfigurchen

Click on 'Chapter 16B' for the details of:

  • The Rosary of Beromunster
  • Saint Michael's coin
  • Rosaries of Einsiedeln with rimmed medals
  • A Swabian/Bavarian rosary with a Peruvian coin
Click above on 'Chapter 17A' for the details of:
  • Postcard of a women in traditional costume of Klein-Walsertal with a filigree rosary
  • Filigree medals
  • The Black Madonna of Altotting
  • The Walburgis Basket
  • 'S' and 'V' on the filigree cross
  • A Swabian/bavarian filigree rosary with a St. Ulrich's cross
  • The Miraculous Host of Augsburg

Click above on 'Chapter 17B' for details of:

  • New waves of Swabian/Bavarian rosaries
  • The one-decade chaplets
  • Rosaries with a triply attached crucifix
  • The Caravaca Cross and the Lorraine Cross
  • A French Chaplet with the Lorraine Cross
  • A South-German Dominican Chaplet with a silver Art Nouveau cross from 1886-1887

Click on 'Chapter 17C' for the details of:

  • The Eye of Providence
  • Freemasonry, Illuminati, Christian symbol
  • St Anastasius medal to ward off evil spirits
  • The 'frightening-stone' (Schreckstein)
  • The 'Wehencross' for a smooth delivery
  • The 'rattle stone' (Klapperstein/Adlerstein)
  • A Corona Domini with a stone amulet
  • The 'hole-stone' (Lochstein) to heal the eye diseases.

Click on 'Chapter 17D' for the details of:

  • Rosary with mother-of-pearl inlayed beads
  • Rosary with a memento-mori skull
  • Rosary with the largest filigree cross
  • Rosary of the Holy Blood of Weingarten
  • Willem I King of the Netherlands
  • Rosary with an enamel image of the Weingarten relic
  • Rosaries with a heart-shaped medal
  • The 'Segenkreuz'
  • The scourged Jesus of Wies
  • St. Michael Archconfraternity at Fultenbach
  • Rosary with multiple attachements
  • Rosary with a round medal of St. Augustine
  • Rosary with the largest round concluding filigree medal and multiple attachments
Click above on 'Chapter 18' for the details of:
  • Chaplet commemorating  Pope Pius VII at the crowning of Emperor Napoleon in 1804
  • 19th century empowerment of Catholic devotion
  • Saint John Vianney, the parish priest of Ars
  • The Rosary Bell
  • Chaplets devoted to St. John Vianney
  • Sister Maria Luisa di Gesu
  • Linear Crown of Saint Philomena
  • Circular Crown of Saint Philomena
  • The Sorrowful Saint Philomena Rosary
Click above on 'Chapter 19' for the details of:
  • Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
  • Saint Catherina Laboure
  • Congregation of the Daughters of Charity
  • The Miraculous Medal
  • Regular Chaplets with medals or entre-deux of the Immaculate Conception
  • Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception
  • A Spanish Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception
  • Chaplets devoted to the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception
  • Double size Chaplets of the Imm. Conc.
  • Chaplet of Apparitions to St. Catherina Laboure
Click above on 'Chapter 20' for the details of:
  • St. Margaretha-Maria Alacoque and 12 promises
  • Beads of the Sacred Heart by Father Croiset
  • Chaplet of the Sacred Heart (3x10 beads)
  • Variants of the Sacred Heart Prayer Beads
  • Rosary of the Sacred Heart (5x6 beads)
  • Little Rosary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Beads of the Sacred Heart
  • Chaplet of the Sacred Heart
  • Confraternities of the Sacred Heart
  • Attention for the Heart of Mary
  • Little Crown of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary


Click above on 'Chapter 21' for the details of:
  • Chaplet of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (O.L.S.H.J.)
  • Jean-Jules Chevalier in Issoudun
  • Ursilines of Sittard and Hope of the Hopeless
  • Confraternity Chaplet of O.L.S.H.J.
  • Polish chaplet with an unsusual composition
  • Jesuit-type Chaplet devoted to O.L.S.H.J.
  • Prayers for O.L.S.H.J. at the regular Chaplet
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Le Mas-Rillier
  • Penin family of medal makers in Lyon
  • Souvenir rosaries of O.L.S.H.J. in Le Mas-Rillier
Click above on 'Chapter 22' for the details of:
  • Franciscan Crown of the Twelve Our Fathers
  • The Cross Prayers
  • Unknown Chaplet with peculiar composition
  • Chaplets of St. Anthony with 13x3 beads
  • The Responsorium
  • Chaplets of St. Anthony with 13x2 beads
  • Chaplets of St. Anthony with 13x1 beads
  • Chaplet of St. Lawrence Seminary / The Poor Boy's Seminary
  • Chaplet of St. Anthony with 7x5 beads
  • Regular Chaplet in honour of St. Anthony
Click above on 'Chapter 23' for the details of:
  • Chaplet of St. Augustine or of Our Lady of Consolation
  • Open form of the Chaplet
  • Closed form of the Chaplet
  • Rosary/Little Beads of O.L. of Consolation
  • Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
  • Chaplet of O.L. of Consolation, Carey Ohio
  • Chaplet of the Loreto Child of Salzburg and of Maria Plain
  • Souvenir rosaries of Maria Kevelaer
Click above on 'Chapter 24' for the details of:
  • The Cord of St. Joseph
  • Seven Sorrows and Joys of St. Joseph
  • Association for the Continuous Worshiping
  • Regular Chaplet prayers for St. Joseph
  • Three-decade Chaplet of St. Jospeh
  • Crown of St. Joseph with 15 (3+1) beads
  • A prayer made of fifteen Lily Flowers
  • Souvenir Rosaries of St. Joseph
  • The Oratory of St. Joseph / Father Andre
  • The papal cross
  • The Cord of St. Thomas Aquinas
  • The Angelic Battle

Click on 'Chapter 25' for the details of:

  • The Rosary of Kinderdijk
in progress

Click on 'Chapter 25' for the details of:

  • Rosary and Memento Mori as signs of mortality
  • A Bavarian Vanitas Rosary
  • The Bona Mors Confraternity
  • The Spanish rosary of the Good Death
  • Procession of the Congregation of the Good Death in Barcelona
  • German chaplet for persons in agony
  • The 'Sterbekreuz'
  • Rosaries with the Oberammergauer Sterbekreuz
  • Chaplet of Our Lady of Supreme Pardon
Click on 'Chapter 26A' for the details of:
  • German Chaplets for persons in agony
  • The Bona Mors Confraternity
  • Monastery of St. Augustin in Barcelona
  • Rosary and Our Lady of the Good Death
  • Father Serres and Bishop Plantier
  • Confraternity of Our Lady of Suffrage in Nimes
  • Chaplets for the Dead in France
  • Chaplets for the Dead in Belgium
  • Montligeon and Oeuvre Expiatoire
  • Souvenir Chaplets of Our Lady of Montligeon
  • Possible link Leuze-Montligeon
Click on 'Chapter 26B' for the details of:
  • Chaplets for the Dead in the German area
  • Archconfraternity of the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for the Poor Souls in Purgatory, Lambach
  • Chaplets for the Dead in America
  • Rosary for the Poorest Souls of Priests in P.
  • Other prayers for the Dead
  • Little Chaplet for the Departed
  • The Angelic Crown in honour of St. Michael
  • Archconfr. for the Relief of Poor Souls in Purgatory, Monterone
  • Souvenir Angelic Crown of Mont S. Michelle
Click above on 'Chapter 27' for the details of:
  • Corona Domini, the Crown of Our Lord
  • St. Romualdus and the Camaldolese Order
  • Blessed Michael Pini of Florence
  • Rosary of the Passion of Our Lord
  • Methods for reciting the Crown
  • Blessing of the Crown of Our Lord
  • Blessing of the Crown 'pro agonizantibus'
  • Indulgences to be earned from the Crown
  • Chaplets of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Blessed Sacrament Beads
  • Crown of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Dominican Chaplets devoted to the Bl. Sac.
  • Rosary of the Seven Sacraments
Click above on 'Chapter 28' for the details of:
  • Via Dolorosa - the Way of the Cross
  • Fourteen Stations of the Way of the Cross
  • Souvenir Chaplet of the Abbey of Beuron
  • Chaplet of the Way of the Cross
  • Origin of the Way of the Cross Chaplet
  • Louise Borgiotti / Lazarists
  • About the pendant / the cross prayer
  • Leonard de Port-Maurice
  • Fifteenth and sixteenth Station
  • Possible rivalry of religious Orders
  • Newer forms of the Chaplet of the Way of the Cross
  • The Chaplet of the Redemption
Click above on 'Chapter 29' for the details of:
  • Chaplet of the Five Wounds of Jesus
  • Confraternity of the Blessed Death
  • Way to pray the Chaplet of the Five H. W.
  • Chaplet of the Five Holy Wounds of Bruges
  • Chaplet of the Five Wounds of Wyck-Maastricht
  • Confraternity of the Holy Cross
  • Cross of the Shrine of Aachen
  • Chaplet of the Five Wounds of the Association des Coeurs Devoues (pour la plus grande gloire de Dieu, dans les Plaies de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ).
  • Abbot Adrien Colomb de Gast
Click above on 'Chapter 30' for the details of:
  • Marie-Marthe Chambon and the Rosary of the Five Holy Wounds
  • Dominican Chaplets with split decades
  • Prayer to the Wound of the Shoulder
  • Chaplet of the Passionists
  • St. Paul of the Cross and the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ
  • St. Karel Houben
  • Crown of St. Rita of Cascia / Blessed Roses
  • Hugolin Dach and the Rita Sisters
Click above on 'Chapter 31' for the details of:
  • Chaplet of the Precious Blood
  • Way to say the Chaplet of the Holy Blood
  • Congregation of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood
  • Blessing of the Crowns of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood
  • Gaspar de Bufalo and Francesco Albertini
  • Union of the Blood of Christ
  • Chaplet of the Precious Blood of Bruges
  • The Precious Blood Rosary for Souls
  • The Bleeding Heart Chaplet
  • Eucharistic Miracles of Boxmeer, Boxtel
  • A Chaplet of the Holy Blood of Boxmeer
  • Chaplet of the Sacred Hosts of Brussels
  • Crown of the Divine Will
  • Louisa Piccarreta, St. Hanibal di Francia
  • Holy Octave of Consecration to God Our Father - Barbara Rose Centilli
Click above on 'Chapter 32' for the details of:
  • Chaplet of the Holy Face of Jesus
  • Sister Marie of St. Peter (Marie de Saint Pierre et de la Sainte Famille)
  • Oratoire de la Sainte Face
  • Archconfraternity of Reparation (Archiconfrerie Reparatrice)
  • Our Lady of La Salette
  • Revelations concerning the H. Face Chaplet
  • Sister Maria Pierina de Micheli
  • Symbolism and way to pray
  • Holy Face Chaplet with three decades
  • Holy Face Association Montreal
  • Crown of the Holy Face
  • Dominican Chaplet devoted to the H. Face
  • Adoration Reparatice
  • Cross by Penin
Click above on 'Chapter 33' for the details of:
  • Chaplets of St. Therese of Lisieux
  • National Shrine of the Little Flower
  • Chaplet of Our Lady of the Smile, Illinois
  • Chaplet of St. Therese of the Holy Face
  • Reverend Albert H. Dolan
  • The Chaplet of St. Therese
  • Way to pray the Chaplet of St. Therese
  • A variant of the Chaplet of St. Therese
  • Chaplet of the Pious Union of St. Therese, Texas
  • Souvenir Chaplet of the Little Flower Shrine in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Chaplet of the Life of St. Therese
  • St. Therese and the Dominican Chaplet
  • Examples of Devotion to St. Therese
Click above on 'Chapter 34' for the details of:
  • Penance Cords
  • St. Therese of the Infant Jesus
  • Penance cord with 15 (10+5) beads
  • Penance cord with 14 (9+5) beads
  • Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
  • Penance cord with 17 (16+1) beads
  • Prayer cord of the Trappists with 10 beads
  • Penance cord with 25 beads
  • Saint Andre Hubert Fournet
  • Penance cord of Our Lady of Montserrat
Click above on 'Chapter 35' for the details of:
  • Rivalry at the New World colonization
  • Rebecca Reed and Maria Monk
  • Chaplet of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
  • Notre-Dame-du-Cap and the Rosary Bridge
  • Souvenir Chaplets of Notre-Dame-du-Cap
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
  • Blessed Frederic Janssoone van Ghyvelde
  • Chaplets (3x5) of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
  • A Chaplet (3x10) of St.-Anne-de-Beaupre
  • Souvenir Chaplets of St.-Anne-de-Beaupre
  • Chaplet of Bonne Anne of New York
  • Other 3x5 chaplets of St. Ann
  • Habit Rosary of St. Ann patron of teachers
  • Chaplets in honour of St. Anne d'Aurey
  • Yves Nicolazic
Click above on 'Chapter 36A' for the details of:
  • Rosaries with a woven metal centerpiece
  • Henri and Georges Stammler
  • Huayruro beads, rosary pees, crab eyes
  • San Esteban and Virgen del Tura (the Bull)
  • Woven metal centerpieces in other than Dominican Chaplets
  • Spanish Franciscan Habit Rosary
  • Stanhope rosaries / Charles Earl Stanhope
  • Galalith
  • Stanhope rosaries: Altotting, Laghet, Trier, Kevelaer, Lourdes (Burlington), Steinbach, Walldurn, Beausset-Vieux, Scherpenheuvel/Montaigu, Guadalupe
  • Alternative locations of the Stanhope lens
  • Single decade Stanhope chaplet
  • Spanish Stanhope rosary
  • A rosary with seven Sorrows Stanhopes
Click above on 'Chapter 36B' for the details of:
  • Rosaries with green radiant glass beads
  • Vaseline glass - ouraline - Uranglas
  • Bohemian Riedel dynasty: Anna Riedel
  • Antoine Becquerel - Marie Curie
  • Uranium-glass - blacklight
  • Warning: vaseline glass is radioactive
  • Various types of radiant glass rosaries
  • Commissariat of the Holy Land, Washington
  • Other types of radiant glass beads
  • Rosaries with Amber glass beads

Click above on 'Chapter 36C' for the details of:

  • Dieppe Ivory rosaries with Baby Jesus or the regular crucifix
  • Ivory, ivorine, corozo/vegetable ivory
  • Corozo Rosary Cases
  • Corozo Chaplet in Dieppe tradition
  • 20th century Chaplets with ivory beads
  • Habit Rosary of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd
Click above on 'Chapter 37' for the details of:
  • Production of rosary beads since 1400
  • the Nurnberger Hausbucher
  • Brothers Leopold, Hans, Stephan
  • Fiedlebohr, violin-drill
  • Weigl: der Paterleinmacher
  • Amber trade since the 13th century
  • Diderot and le Rond d'Alembert
  • Encyclopedie des metier
  • Rosary production in France (Ambert)
  • Materials used to make rosary beads
  • Example of a chaplet of jeriki/huayruro beads
  • Dutch and Belgian Rosary Factories
Click on 'Chapter 38A' for the details of:
  • The Rosary in China
  • St. Francis Xavier, Matteo Rici
  • The Boxer Rebellion
  • Franciscan Nuns as Martyrs of the Boxers
  • The miracle of Tsau-Tja-Ling
  • Introduction of the Communism
  • Mao Zedong, the Red Book
  • A short story of an Eucharistic Martyr
  • Father Manuel Gil de Sagredo
  • A Dominican Chaplet of Father Sagredo
  • The Rosary in modern China

Click on 'Chapter 38B' for the details of:

  • Pontifical Missionary Unit
  • Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith
  • Pontifical Society of St. Peter the Apostle
  • Pontifical Society of the Holy Childhood
  • Pauline Jaricot/Charles de Forbin-Janson
  • H. Kindheit/H. Kindsheid
  • Registration cards of the Holy Childhood
  • Sacramentals of the Holy Childhood
  • German rosary related to the Holy Childhood
  • Congregational actions allied to the Pontifical Societies
  • German Dominican Missionary Work of the Holy Rosary; Mary as Protectress of China
Click on 'Chapter 39A' for the details of:
  • Chaplets of St. Hubert and St.Hubert's key
  • Chaplets of St. Hubert against rabies
  • St. Genevieve protecting against ergotism
  • Witchcraft or fungus (the Salem records)
  • Chaplet devoted to St. Genevieve
  • Chaplet of the Hospitalite Diocesaine B.-L.
  • Chaplet of the Cadets Normands
  • Societe supplementaire des Veilleuses
  • Dominican Chaplet of the Veilleuses
CLick on 'Chapter 39B' for the details of:
  • Chaplet of the Order of the Foresters
  • Chaplets of the Knights of Columbus
  • Chaplet of the Fourth Degree K and C
  • Finger rosary of the Canadian Chevaliers de Colomb
  • Chaplets of the French Secours Catholique
  • Jean Rodhain, Aumonerie des Prisionniers de guerre, medal on Art Nouveau Chaplet
  • Chaplet of the Confrerie de la Charite
  • Confrerie de St. Pourcain (Portianus)
  • Roraries of the less fortunate
  • The 'poor people's rosaries'
  • The Wilgefortis rosary
  • Wilgefortis rosaries with decorated Our Father beads

Click on 'Chapter 40A' for details of:

  • The People's Missions
  • Redemptorist Bernard Hafkenscheid
  • The Mission-Cross
  • Indulgences for praying near a Mission-cross
  • German and French Dominican Chaplets as Mission souvenir rosaries (14 examples)
  • Maria Zell
  • A Spanish Jugendstil Mission souvenir Chaplet
  • Rosary of the Spanish Holy General Mission of Nervion
  • Our Lady of Begona in Bilbao

Click  on 'Chapter 40B' for details of:

  • One decade rosaries as Mission souvenir
  • Six decade rosaries as Mission souvenir: Corona / Brigittine rosary / Maria Zell
  • Ten decade Mission souvenir rosary
  • Eighteen-bead Mission souvenir rosary
  • Rosary of Seven Sorrows as Mission souvenir
  • Alliance Catholique, Joseph Lemann
  • Gospel and tele-evangelization
  • Reverend James Ewing
  • Chaplet with a 'Church of Compassion' cross
  • The FIAT-Rosary
  • Cardinal Suenens, Victoria O'Brien
  • Association FIAT
  • Way to pray the FIAT-Rosary

Click on 'Chapter 41A' for details of:

  • Rosaries of WWI: Centrals against Allies
  • German Rosary with a medal of Our Lady of Victory, Mutter vom grossen Siege
  • Rosaries on the side of the Centrals
  • Kriegs Rosenkrantz, War Rosary
  • German Chaplets with an war-marked Iron Cross centerpiece, black - white - red flag
  • German lily-of-death rosaries
  • German Chaplets with a war-marked cross
  • Sieg - Friede, Victory is Peace
  • Rosaries on the side of the Allies
  • French patriotic Chaplets
  • French Threefold patriotic Rosaries
  • Dieu et Patrie, God and the Fatherland
  • Belgian patriotic Chaplets
Click on 'Chapter 41B' for details of:
  • Patrona Bavariae Patriotic Chaplet
  • Chaplet for Prince Mircea of Rumania
  • Stanhope Rosarie of World War I: Nesle, and Notre Dame de Brebieres in Albert
  • The American Pullchain Rosary
  • US Army centerpieces
  • The Rosary of Altenberg
  • Ludwig Wolker; the Hitler Jugend
  • Way to pray the Altenberg Rosary
  • Soldier's Rosary; Finger Rosary; Basque Rosary
  • On the origin of the Finger Rosary

Click on 'Chapter 42' for details of:

  • The 'Godspenning'
  • Bacon Father Werenfried van Straaten
  • Rosary for Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War
  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
  • Chaplet devoted to St. Eugene de Mazenod
  • Rosary of Martyrs of the Spanish Oblates
  • Frentes y Hospitales
  • Rosaries of Blessed Titus Brandsma
  • Rosaries related to Titus before the war
  • The mother-of-pearl and silver rosary
  • Rosaries of Titus stay at Camp Amersfoort
  • The rosary depicted by Father Brocardus
  • The rosary made by Piet Hoefsloot
  • The 'Siegmund' and 'van der Brink' rosaries
  • The Rosary for the Liturgy of the Hours
  • The Titia rosary
  • Rosaries made of branches
  • The 36-decades rosary of Lemiers

Click on 'Chapter 43A' for details of:

  • Relic rosaries
  • Relics attached to the centerpiece or crucifix
  • Blessed water and soil
  • Relics from Saints
  • Relics embedded in the cross
  • French rosaries with a relic-cross
  • Rosary devoted to St. Bruno
  • Faith, Love and Hope in France
  • A French relic rosary with an ear of wheat
  • A French relic rosary with a piece of cardboard
  • A relic rosary of St. Anne de Beaupre
  • German rosaries with a relic-cross
  • Schiebekreuz
  • Seeds of the Honey Locust as beads

Click on 'Chapter 43B'for details of:

  • Italian Relic Rosaries
  • Relic Rosaries related to the catacombs
  • Soil from the catacombs of S. Callisto
  • Martyrs Peter and Marcellinus, soil from the Shrine of St. Helena
  • Trapist Fathers of Tre Fontane
  • Lignum m. olivarum - wood from Mount of Olives
  • Other relic rosaries with catacombs' soil
  • Relic rosaries from Therese Neumann
  • Relic rosaries of Santa Sabina
  • Lignum arboris S. P. Dominici - wood from the tree of St. Dominique at Santa Sabina
  • Relic rosary with dried oranges of the orange tree of St. Dominique at S. Sabina
  • Italian relic rosaris with relics of saints
  • Assisi relic rosary with soil from St. Francis' tomb

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