NEWS

On this page you will be informed about interesting recent additions to the Mariman collection.
Also information will be posted about updates of published chapters and about newly added or to be added chapters.

RECENT UPDATES:

- 19 November: A large South-German Dominican Chaplet from 1886-1887 with a silver Art Nouveau cross has been added to Chapter 17B

- 12 November: A remarkable French handmade Chaplet in the style of the Catalan rosary with a credo-cross has been added to Chapter 8B.

- 4 November: Chapter 19 was updated and a Dominican Chaplet composed of alabaster and silver, and devoted to the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception has been added.

- 31 October: a finger  rosary of the Canadian Chevaliers de Colomb (Knights of Columbus) has been added to Chapter 39B

- 29 October: A Swabian/Bavarian rosary with a Peruvian coin, a half Spanish Silver Dollar, in the pendant has been added to Chapter 16B.

- 25 October: Chapter 16 has been split in 16A and 16B. A Swabian rosary with three coins from the 19th century showing rulers of Baden and Wurttemberg has been added to Chapter 16A.

- 16 October: a Stanhope rosary with pictures of the bombarded Basilica of Our Lady of Brebieres in Albert, Somme, France has been added to Chapter 41B.

- 5 October: two (partly) ivory chaplets have been added to Chapter 36C including the Habit Rosary of the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd.

- 3 October: Chapter 36B has been split in 36B dealing with vaseline glass rosaries, and 36C about ivory rosaries. A wonderfully carved ivory rosary has been added to the contents of Chapter 36C as Figure 3.

- 2 October: An interesting registration card of the German Dominican 'Missionswerk vom Heiligen Rosenkranz' has been added to Chapter 38B.

- 28 September: An example of a Chaplet composed of jerikiri/huayruro beads has been added as Figure 20 to Chapter 37.

- 27 September: A Dominican Chaplet devoted to St. Valentin Berri Ochoa, one of the Martyrs of Vietnam, has been added to Chapter 9B as Figure 4.

- 20 September: Another Spanish Chaplet with credo-cross has been added to Chapter 8B with St. Ignatius of Loyola depicted at one of the medals (Figure 12). Also an old postcard of Nuestra del Tura has been added (Figure 20).

- 10 September: A first version of Chapter 8B has been added which looks at the introduction and disappearance of the credo-cross in the chaplet. It more or less coincides with the history of the Jesuit Order and may have been a powerful sign of the Counter-Reformation.

- 2 August: A Swabian/Bavarian filigree rosary with three medals showing the Eye of Providence was added to Chapter 17C.

- 29 July: part of Chapter 36B dealing with ivory rosaries has been updated and an ivory Dominican Chaplet with Baby Jesus at the cross (Figure 19) has been added.

- 23 June: Chapter 25 has been split in 25A and 25B. The new Chapter 25B is devoted to the relation between the rosary and agony/death. As such, the information about the Oberammergauer Sterbekreuz has been moved from Chapter 17D to Chapter 25B.

- 8 June: A 1925 Austrian postcard of a woman in traditional costume holding a filigree rosary was added to Chapter 17A.

- 6 June: A story about Frentes y Hospitales in relation to the Spanish Civil War with a knotted Chaplet has been added to Chapter 42. The explanation of the 'Godspenning' has been moved from Chpater 41B to Chapter 42.

- 5 June: A new chapter, Chapter 17D, has been added with various rosaries fromt he South-German and Alpine region. The Rosary of Weingarten has been moved from Chapter 17A to 17D.

- 4 May: The first part of a new chapter, Chapter 17C, has been added delaing with amulets attached to South German/Alpine country rosaries.

RECENT ADDITIONS: 

A very rare Chaplet of the Congregation of the Good Death (Congregatio Bonae Mortis) has been discovered in Spain and restored. About twenty beads had to be replaced.

A Spanish rosary of the Way of the Cross was added to the collection. ALthough such rosaries occur frequently in French and English, this was the first in Spanish to be found.

ARCHIVE OF CONTENT CHANGES:

- 11 April: A marvelous Swabian/Bavarian Chaplet with a marigold-centered filigree Roman cross has been added to Chapter 15.

- 10 April: Chapter 3 has been updated and reshuffled.

- 5 April: Chapter 4 has been updated with addition of the fictional Battle of Clavijo, where the Apostle James appeared as killer of the Moors, the matamoros. The story on the rosary of Kinderdijk has now been posted as the start of Chapter 25.

- 3 April: Chapter 2B has been updated with addition of works of Albrecht Durer involving prayer beads.

- 2 April: Chapter 2A has been adjusted, information has been reshuffled to a more logical order.

- 30 March: Chapter 1 has been renewed, reshuffled with addition of the Rosary of Notre Dame Sur-Vire and remnants of bone ring production. The story about Kinderdijk has been taken out and will appear in the new Chapter 25.

- 10 March: A Chaplet devoted to the Sacred Hosts of Brussles from about 1800 has been added to Chapter 31.

- 9 March: A description has been added to Chapter 17A about the Miraculous Host of Augsburg, of which the image is sometimes found on Bavarian rosaries from the 18th century.

- 21 February: The Chaplet of the Confraternity of the Holy Child Jesus in France has been added to Chapter 11B.

- 17 February: A Spanish colonial Chaplet from Cuba has been added to Chapter 10B. The rosary belonged to a member of the Asociacion de Socorros Mutuos in Guanabacoa. The Chaplet is from the eaarly 19th century, the pendant medal from aount 1890.

- 15 February: A chaplet of the Confrerie de la Charite from l'Aigle in Normandy has been added to Chapter 39B, it has 6 groups of 6 beads, but the prayers are unknown; St. Pourcain is the patron Saint of this Confraternity.

- 1 January 2021: Chapter 43B has been updated with several additions including relic rosaries of the visionary Therese Neumann and a rosary from Assisi with soil from the tomb of St. Francis.

- 30 December: a relic rosary as souvenir of St. Anne de Beaupre has been added to Chapter 43A.

- 24 December: Chapter 43 is now 43A and Chapter 43B has been added dealing with Tialian rosaries with relic crosses. This includes a rosary with beads of dried oranges from the orange tree that was planted by St. Dominique at Santa Sabina in Rome.

- 29 November: a French relic rosary has been added to Chapter 43 with in the relic-cross what seems like a piece of folded cardboard.

- 28 November: the interesting description of the extremely rare Rosary of the Good Death for the members of the Bona Mors Confraternity in Spain has been added to Chapter 25.

- 28 November: Two Rosaries of the Sacred Heart with 5 groups of 6 beads (one French and one Spanish) have been added to Chapter 20.

- 2 November: Examples of German rosaries with a relic-cross have been added to Chapter 43.

- 31 October: a Dominican Habit Rosary with the Spanish composition and a chain length of 3.65 meters has been added to Chapter 10A. This rare find demonstrates that around 1850 the Spanish form was current there among laymen and clerics.

- 25 October: a marvelous etching of a begging monk has been added to Chapter 11A.

- 22 October: A World War II story of a rosary with 36 decades has been added to Chapter 42.

- 15 October: a Swabian/Bavarian filigree rosary with a St. Walburgis cross has been added to Chapter 17A.

- 11 October: Chapter 17 has been split into Chapter 17A and 17B.

- 8 September: A Swabian/Bavarian filigree rosary with a 'Schreckstein' to repel demons has been added to Chapter 13.

- 25 August: A Dominican Chaplet with fluorescent amber glass beads has been added to Chapter 36B.

- 23 August: A Swabian/Bavarian filigree rosary with a medal of St. Anastasius frightening the demons has been added to Chapter 13.

- 16 August: Rosaries of the Alliance Cathoplique have been addressed in Chapter 40B.

- 14 August: Chapter 39 was split into Chapters 39A and 39B. A Dominican Chaplet of the Cadets Normands was added to Chapter 39A. Chapter 39B covering the 'poor people's rosaries'and the St. Wilgefortis rosary.

- 2 August: the Thong-and-Ring rosaries have been added to Chapter 1

- 26 June: A large amount of information regarding rosaries of the World War I and II era has been added to Chapter 41, which has been split into Chapters 41A and 41B.

- 21 May: a second part of information has been added to Chapter 41. It deals with French and Belgian patriotic rosaries from the World War I period. More information including on the American pull-chain rosary will follow.

- 9 May: A first part of information has been added to Chapter 41. It describes German War-Rosaries used during World War I. More information about rosaries from this era will follow.

- 4 May: The single decade mission souvenir rosaries have been moved from Chapter 40A to 40 B, a description of a souvenir Chaplet of the massive Holy Mission of Nervion, the biggest mission in Spain, has been added to Chapter 40A.

- 28 March: another picture of a thong-and-ring chaplet has been added to Chapter 1; an interesting medieval legend that explains how the Carmelites in Spain came to make rosaries with rose petal beads has been inserted in Chapter 3.

24 March: 17th century gold rosaries from the Spanish American colonies presented at TEFAF 2020 have been added to Chapter 10B.

21 March: the description of the Water Chestnut rosaries, made in Nothern Italy in the second half of the 19th century, has been added to Chapter 13.

20 March: added to Chapter 22 are the St. Anthony Chaplet of the Poor Boy's Seminary and an unknown Chaplet with 7 groups of 5 beads.

15 March: a wonderfully improved version of Chapter 11B about the Little Crown of the Holy Child Jesus has been posted. This Chapter now contains the description of a recent find: the Little Crown of the Holy Child Jesus of Arenzano (Bambino Gesu d'Arenzano) in Italy.

10 March: Chapter 41 has now been devoted to the rosaries of Blessed Titus Brandsma, who died in Dachau during the Second World War. The description of other war-related rosaries follows.

28 February: Chapter 13 has been extended with 'heksenpaternosters, witch's rosaries and with the story of the 'Paardenpaternoster', the horse rosary to repel demons from the book 'Wannes Raps' by Ernest Claes and Felix Timmermans.

15 February: a small addition of the new version of the FIAT-Rosary has been made to Chapter 40.

11 February: an initial version of Chapter 40 has been uploaded. The first part of the People's Missions has to await the production of pictures of sufficient quality.

4 February: Another quite similar Chaplet with a Caravaca cross has been added to Chapter 6B. In addition, an illustration of a booklet issued in 1883 in remembrance of the fact that the Confraternity of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Sittard was raised to an Archconfraternity, has been added to Chapter 21.

26 January: Chapter 29 is now only devoted to the Chaplet of the Five Wounds. The information about the Crown of St. Rita has moved to Chapter 30. To Chapter 29 information is added on a peculiar Chaplet linked to an association that was founded by Abbot Adrien Colomb in Lyon in 1848. This association was called Association des Coeurs Devoues pour la grande gloire de Dieu dans les Plaies de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ.

22 January: another Chaplet with ivory carving dating from the second half of the 19th century has been added to Chapter 36B

21 January: an interesting description of a Chaplet from a French Missionary in Indochina has been added to Chapter 9B.

14 January: Chapter 39 has been completed. It focusses on rosaries in connection with illness and poverty. Witchcraft as a specific topic has been removed.

6 January: information about St. Genevieve and a Dominican Chaplet devoted to this saint has been added to Chapter 39

3 January: A first small part has been uploaded of Chapter 39 describing Chaplets devoted to St. Hubert for protection against rabies.

2 January 2020: the Thong-and-Ring rosary has been moved from Chapter 3 to Chapter 1 and to Chapter 3 two Carthusian Chaplets have been added.

29 December: two books have been added to the reference list in Chapter 1, the Medieval thong-and-ring prayer device has been described in Chapter 3.

28 December: a Spanish Rosary of Seven Sorrows with the traditional three pendant beads in the chain has been added to Chapter 14B.

26 December: Chapter 10 dealing with Spanish rosaries has been split in 10A and 10B. Chapter 10B describes the overseas Spanish rosaries. Information has been added on gold rosaries found before the coast of Florida recovered from wrecks of the Atocha and the 1715 fleet.

17 December: A description of the pontifical Missionary Societies, in particular the holy Childhood Society with a German ivory rosary has been added as Chapter 38B. This rosary seems to be related to the Chinese chaplets depicted in what is now Chapter 38A.

10 November: The first part of Chapter 38 describing events concerning the rosary in China has been uploaded. The second part dealing with the Association of the Holy Childhood is in writing.

20 October: a second part of chapter 2 has been added as 'Chapter 2B'. This so far contains information about the Dutch Medieval painter Jheronimus Bosch. In addition, information on rosary factories in the Nehterlands and Belgium has been added to Chapter 37.

29 September: an additional part dealing with the rosary production in Ambert, France, has been added to Chapter 37. This includes the description of materials for making beads and the description of the Apostolic Crown and the Rosary of the Mission.

17 September: two examples of early 20th century Dominican Chaplets with ivory beads have beend added to Chapter 36B.

13 September: a first part has been added to Chapter 37 about rosary bead production since 1400.

25 August: The traditional Dieppe carved ivory Dominican Chaplet and a similar corozo rosary have been added to Chapter 36B.

17 August: Chapter 36B has been added dealing with radioactive vaseline glass rosaries.

21 July: The description of the Stanhope rosaries has been completed (Chapter 36A)

16 July: A section about Stanhope rosaries has been added to Chapter 36, additional pictures will follow soon.

7 July: The description of a Rosario Isabellino with a double-headed eagle as centerpiece has been added to Chapter 10.

5 July: A souvenir chaplet from the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan, has been added to Chapter 33.

28 June: The description of the Bavarian Souvenir Rosary of Oetting with six coins attached to it has been added to Chapter 16.

25 May: The first section of Chapter 36B has been added. It deals with the woven metal centerpieces common in France and Spain in the first half of the 19th century. In addition, a 19th century Spanish style Dominican Chaplet with a pendant ending with a medal of the Immaculate Conception has been added to Chaper 19.

11 April: the Natternwirbel (snake vertebrae) chaplet has been added to Chapter 13.

10 April: The text of the People's Missions with 14 examples of 19th century Mission souvenir Dominican Chaplets have been uploaded as the new Chapter 40A. Enjoy, more examples of Mission souvenir rosaries will follow. The informataion of the former Chapter 40 has now moved to Chapter 40B. Chapter 41 has been reserved for rosaries of the two World Wars and the rosaries of Blessed Titus Brandsma have been moved to Chapter 42.

21 April: another Chinese medal has been added to Chapter 38A. Two rosaries have been added to Chapter 40A.

19 April: the one decade rosary as Mission souvenir has been added to Chapter 40A, Mission souvenir rosaries other than Dominican Chaplets have been added to Chapter 40B.

31 July: a German Trisagion without entre-deux has been added to Chapter 11A.

28 July: Chaplets related to the Alliance Catholique to counteract decline of faith due to socialism and communism, have been added to Chapter 40B.

24 July: an Art Nouveau Chaplet with a medal of the Aumonerie des Prisonniers de guerre, the Chaplains of the War Prisoners, founded by Jean Rodhain (also founder of the Secours Catholique) has been added to Chapter 39.

19 July: the title of Chapter 42 has changed to cover martyrs of the 20th century wars. Rosaries devoted to Saint Eugene de Mazenod and to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate who were killed during the Spanish Civil War have been added to Chapter 42.

18 July: another German World War I Chaplet with the iron-cross centerpiece has been added to Chapter 41A.

7 July: a Chaplet of the Cadets Normands assisting the sick to and in Lourdes has been added to Chapter 39. In addition, a Chaplet in devotion of St. Antonio Claret, the confessor of Queen Isabella II of Spain, has been added to Chapter 10A.

3 July: the history and meaning of the 'Godspenning' has been added to Chapter 41B.