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:

- 10 June: A composite Chaplet with two small blackberry beads from the 17th century has been added to Chapter 9A.

- 2 June: Chapter 11A has been split into Chapters 11A and 11B dealing with the Trisagion. A Trisagion with a credo-cross, probably Catalan, has been added to the new Chapter 11B. The former Chapter 11 B is now Chapter 11C.

- 28 May: A 1959 souvenir rosary of the Holy Robe of Trier and a souvenir Dominican Chaplet devoted to Our Lady of Schonstatt have been added to Chapter 48.

- 24 May: A Spanish Dominican Chaplet of the 19th century devoted to Our Lady of Montserrat and St. Benedict with the Benedict-blessing has been added to Chapter 13B.

- 15 May: A second Spanish filigree rosary with a crowned double-headed eagle as the centerpiece has been added to Chapter 10A.

- 14 May: A small 18th century Rosary of the Seven Joys with mother-of-pearl inlaid beads has been added to Chapter 17D.

- 8 May: An interesting medal of St. Nicolas as patron of the School of English Church Music has been added to Chapter 8D.

- 7 May: A picture of a stamp of Maria Teresa Tauscher issued in the Netherlands in 2023 has been added to Chapter 46.

- 2 May: a Catalan Dominican Chaplet with to medals attached to the credo-cross showing the connection between the Benedict blessing and Our Lady of Montserrat has been added to Chapter 13B.

- 29 April: The Belgian patriotic rosaries have been moved from Chapter 41A to 41B and to Chapter 41A a Dominican Chaplet has been added with a medal of Notre Dame des Victoires for protection of the French soldiers.

- 23 April: An old French Carmelite Habit Rosary with six decades and a broze medal of St. Teresa of Avila and the Profet Elias has been added to Chapter 6A

- 16 April: Some contents have been shifted between Chapters 17C, 17D and 17E, and to Chapter 17C a German rosary with a red Schreckstein and a Dreipassenden cross from the collection of Mr. Derek Piotr has been added.

- 15 April: A French Dominican Chaplet devoted to the Precious Blood made from the same components of a French Crown/Chaplet of the Precious Blood was recently found and now added to Chapter 31 as Figure 19.

- 12 April: Chapter 17D has been split into Chapters 17D and 17E and a Swabian/Bavarian rosary with a large filigree concluding medal and several attachments has been added to Chapter 17E.

- 4 April: A German mother-of-pearl Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary with a silver centrepiece in the Empire style has been added to Chapter 7B.

- 30 March: An extraordinary 18th century Spanish rosary composed of a Trisagion and a Dominican Chaplet has been added to Chapter 11A. A reference to this rosary with tassel has been added to Chapter 8C.

- 28 March: The original Latin cross and the Habit Rosary of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Chretienne together with the story of St. Nina of Cappadocia have been added to Chapter 9C.

- 21 March: Chapter 9C has been considerably extended with the history of spreading the Catholic Faith to Africa and the related rosaries.

- 12 March: Chapter 10B was split into 10B and 10C. A 19th century casted cross, which was formerly attached to a rosary, in honour of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of Missions in Alta California, has been added to Chapter 10C.

- 10 March: A very small rosary with ten decades of jet stone beads with in the pendant a medal of St. Venantius and St. Francis of Paola has been added to Chapter 5.

- 9 March: Chapter 39A dealing with rosaries for the sick has been enriched with a story about St. Camillus de Lellis, the red woollen Camillus-Cross, and a Chaplet devoted to St. Camillus composed of carnelian beads.

- 6 March: Rosaries related to the Mission have been posted in Chapter 9C.

- 3 March: A Bubble Bead Dominican Chaplet devoted to St. Anthony of Padua has been added to Chapter 45.

- 28 February: A wonderful French Dominican Chaplet from about 1840 with a memento mori and five contemporary medals has been added to Chapter 18.

- 26 February: A souvenir rosary of the Shrine of San Jose de la Montana, St. Joseph of the Mountain, in Barcelona has been added to Chapter 49.

- 22 February: Chapter 47C has been added for souvenir rosaries of France devoted to saints with the first contribution devoted to St. Joan of Arc.

- 18 February: A chaplet described by G. Mori in ref. book nr. 9 as being a St. Therese of the Child Jesus Congregation Chaplet has been added to Chapter 33 and relevant information about this chaplet has been added to Chapter 19 where chaplets with a similar composition but older and devoted to the Immaculat Conception are shown.

- 13 February: Information about a Spanish filigree crucifix from the 1715 shipwrecks has been added to Chapters 10A and 10B. It sows that this type of crucifix, often attached to the 'Isabellino Rosaries', was already present in Spain at about the year 1700.

- 7 February: An 18th century rosary with a silver relic cross presumably from Bretagne and marked 'M. BELEC' has been added to Chapter 43A.

- 30 January: A remarkable seven-decades Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary with a Spanish composition of the beads and with a pendant ending with a scudo, a coin of the Papal States, purchased from the south of France, was added to Chapter 16B. A possible explanation of its origin is provided.

- 26 January: Souvenir rosaries devoted to Our Lady of Halle, Notre Dame de Hal, and additional information about the Virgin Mary as the Maria lactans standing on a pile of cannonballs, have been added to Chapter 46.

- 19 January: An French ivory rosary with a smooth ivory heart centrepiece from the end of the 19th century has been added to Chapter 36C.

- 18 January: A German rosary from about the year 1800 with a filigree credo-cross and a Dreipassenden-like cross has been added to Chapter 17B

- 16 January: An 18th century German rosary with an Arma Christi Cross (Passion Cross; Arma Christi Kreuz) and three attached devotional objects has been added to Chapter 30.

- 12 January: A considerably revised version of Chapter 17B has been uploaded. Several one-decade rosaries with a Dreipassenden cross and some with the triple attachement of the cross. An early (1850) version of the triply attached cross is present in a six-decade rosary with four coins attached.

- 11 January: Chapter 40A has been slightly revised. A German filigree rosary with the enamel sentence 'Rette deine Seele', save your soul, has been added.

- 8 January: Two souvenir Dominican Chaplets and a rare Chaplet of the Blessed Sacrament, both devoted to Our Lady of Scherpenheuvel (Notre Dame de Montaigu) have been added to Chapter 46.

- 7 January 2024: A remarkable souvenir rosary of the Valle de los Caidos, the valey of the fallen, has been added to Chapter 42, which is in fact a monument with its roots in Francoism and Spanish National Catholicism.

- 31 December: A unique Swiss rosary devoted to the Sacrament of Confirmation has been added to Chapter 16B.

- 30 December: Pictures of a German filigree rosary with a purple glass 'Schreckstein', from the collection of Mr. Derek Piotr, have been added to Chapter 17C.

- 28 December: A rosary devoted to the 'Vieux Bon Dieu', the Old Good God of Tancremont has been added to Chapter 46.

- 27 December: Two rosaries devoted to the Flemish St. Godelieve of Gistel have been added to Chapter 46.

- 26 December: A FIAT-Rosary with twelve groups of three beads on a chain instead of a cord has been added to Chapter 40B.

- 24 December: A variant of the Chaplet of the Five Holy Wounds of Bruges has been added to Chapter 29. A souvenir rosary of the Holy Blood Shrine of Bruges has been added to Chapter 46.

- 23 December: An Irish horn souvenir rosary of the Mount Melleray Abbey has been added to Chapter 8E.

- 15 December: A Rosary of the Three Sisters related to the interesting devotion to St. Bertilia, St. Eutropia and St. Geneveva has been added to Chapter 46. In addition, an image of another Chaplet of the Holy Martyrs of Gorcum discovered in documantation from 1999 has been added to Chapter 8A, arguing that such chaplets have been in (limited) production in the second half of the 19th century.

- 9 December: A begin was made with Chapter 46 to which descriptions of three Dutch rosaries have been added.

- 30 November: Pictures of the pendant of another Hanit Rosary of the Franciscan Sisters of Veghel have been added to Chapter 8B. Pictures by Mr. K. Brans, Photo- and Art-Studio Kobra, Lommel, Belgium.

- 20 November: An Italian rosary with a relic cross containing soil from the catacomb Domitilla, which misses the Jesus image, has been added to Chapter 43B.

- 14 November: A Franciscan Catalan habit rosary that allows a comparison with the habit rosary of the Sisters of Veghel has been added to Chapter 8B. A modern souvenir Chaplet from Assisi with a San Damiano cross and the biblical words of Numbers 6:24-26 has also been added to Chapter 8B.

- 10 November: Two Basilica rosaries and two rosaries devoted to Our Lady of Loreto have been added to Chapter 50.

- 8 November: Two Dominican Chaplets have been added to Chapter 19, an early 19th century German Chaplet devoted to the Mother of God with the image of the Immaculate Conception, and a French Chaplet for the Clergy with entre-deux with the images of the Miraculous Medal.

- 22 October: A rare rosary related to the Jungling Sodalitat, a German union of Catholic boys from the years around 1914 has been added to Chapter 41B.

- 21 October: A figure of Saint Josemaria Escriva de Baraguer has been added to the rosaries of Torreciudad in Chapter 49.

- 16 October: An extra rosary dedicated to Our Lady of Torreciudad and a one-decade rosary devoted to Our Lady of Botoa have been added to Chapter 49.

- 12 October: A rosary devoted to the Most Holy Christ of the Fifth Sorrow, Santisimo Cristo de la Quinta Angustia, of Zalamea de la Serena has been added to Chapter 49.

- 7 October: A French First Communion Chaplet dated 17 April 1871 during the French-German War, has been added to Chapter 47B.

- 6 October: A Trisagion with Trinitarian-cross centrepiece and a Portuguese concluding medal has been added to Chapter 11A.

- 5 October: A souvenir rosary of Our Lady of Torreciudad has been added to Chapter 49.

- 4 October: An early 20th century print of places of Marian devotion in Spain has been added to Chapter 49.

- 9 September: A souvenir rosary of Our Lady of Pompei at the Italian sanctuary installed by Bartolo Longo has been added to Chapter 50.

- 30 August: A souvenir rosary of Our Lady of Sur-Vire has been added to Chapter 47A.

- 28 August: A rosary devoted to Our Lady of Seez has been added to Chapter 47B

- 27 August: Souvenir rosaries of Our Lady of Rocamadour have been added to Chapter 47B.

- 25 August: A souvenir rosary of Our Lady of Le Puy and Our Lady of France has been added to Chapter 47B.

- 21 August: A souvenir rosary of Santa Maria de Poblet has been added to Chapter 49.

- 18 August: Souvenir rosaries of Our Lady of Paris, Notre Dame de Paris, have been added to Chapter 47B.

- 17 August: A souvenir rosary of Our Lady of Orcival has been added to Chapter 47B.

- 15 August: A souvenir rosary of Our Lady of Myans has been added to Chapter 47B.

- 6 August: A Dieppe Ivory Dominican Chaplet with on the cross a wonderfully carved Virgin Mary with the Child Jesus has been added to Chapter 36C.

- 3 August: Several rosaries have been added to Chapter 50 related to the Jubilee Years, to Special Jubilees, and to the Vatican Counsils.

- 27 July: Chapter 1 has been updated. Information of French rosaries has been moved to Chapter 47, which is now split in chapters 47A and 47B. The information about the Thong-and-Ring rosaries has been extended with the addition of such a rosary purchased from Italy with the help of a rosary collector and friend.

- 14 July: The descriptions of Our Lady of Guard and of Our Lady of the Guards have been added to Chapter 47.

- 7 July: A Capuchin rosary devoted to the Divine Shepherdess of the Souls, a widespread devotion in Andalusia and the rest of Spain, has been added to Chapter 7B.

- 4 July: Souvenir rosaries of Our Lady of Fourviere in Lyon have been added to Chapter 47.

- 25 June: Two Dominican Chaplets with a rose-decorated cross have been added to Chapter 8C.

- 22 June: Catalan rosaries with a tassel have been moved from Chapter 25B to Chapter 8C and pictures of a Spanish Franciscan Rosary with tassel have been added.

- 20 June: An updated version of Chapter 24 regarding St. Joseph has been posted with an additional Chaplet of St. Joseph (Figure 12) and a description of how to pray the Chaplet with the fifteen Mysteries from the end of the 19th century.

- 15 June: A rosary of the Congregation of St. Viator with the composition of the Jesuit habit rosary has been added to Chapter 9A.

- 13 June: To Chapter 43A a short mention has been added of the miraculous power of a bead from a chaplet that was touched to a statue of Our Lady of Benoite-Vaux in France.

- 10 June: Two Catalan rosaries with black beads, black cord and black tassel have been posted in Chapter 25B.

- 27 May: The story on the rosary of Johanna van Randenraedt, 17th-century Spiritual Daughter of the Jesuits, has been added to Chapter 9A.

- 23 May: The description of the shrine of Our Lady of Liesse, Our Lady of Joy, has been added to Chapter 47.

- 19 May: The description of the shrine of Our Lady of Laus has been added to Chapter 47.

- 14 May: The description of the shrine of Our Lady of Consolation at Hyeres has been added to Chapter 47.

- 11 May: The description of the shrine of Our Lady of Laghet, Our Lady of the Miracles, has been added to Chapter 47.

- 6 May: A German rosary from about 1850 with a rare blue glass heart-shape silver-encased centrepiece has been added to Chapter 17C.

- 2 May: The description of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Kerizinen has been added to Chapter 47.

- 26 April: The description of Our Lady of Delivrande and Our Lady of Folgoet have been added to Chapter 47.

- 20 April: the Threefold Rosary has been moved from Chapter 12 to Chapter 3A. The Souvenir Chaplet of St. Bruno of Chapter 3 will be described in Chapter 47. The description of Our Lady of Boulogne has been added to Chapter 47.

- 19 April: Chapter 7 has been split in 7A on old stories and the Crown of Twelve Stars, and 7B on Franciscan rosaries and the early influences of the Fransciscan Order in Spain.

- 16 April. The description of Our Lady of Avioth has been added to Chapter 47. This includes a medieval practice to shortly revive stillborn babies, referred to 'aviots', by prayer to allow them to become baptised in the curch of Our Lady of Avioth.

- 14 April: A list of devotional centres in France that will be described, has been posted in Chapter 47. The first described centre is that of Our Lady of Pontmain, of which the Chaplet has a typical cross with two crossbeams.

- 9 April: Chapter 30 has been updated and a Swabian/Bavarian filigree rosary has been added that contains some Arma Christi and Five Wounds. Of the latter the hands are attached to filigree arms.

- 6 April: Chapters 41C and 42 have been rearranged. The 36-decade rosary of Lemiers has been moved from 42 to 41C and to Chapter 41C a paragraph has been added about 'Mein Soldaten Messbuch', a German language Missal printed in the USA that was handed to German prisoners of war in the USA. The back cover has a drawing of the Dominican Chaplet.

- 26 March: Chapter 10A has been updated and a large ceremonial rosary with the 7.5 cm triangular centrepiece has been added.

- 21 March: A Franciscan habit rosary with a marten jaw amulet from about 1700 has been posted in Chapter 13C.

- 17 March: Rosaries devoted to the Holy Robe of Trier have been added to Chapter 48.

- 7 March: A Spanish Franciscan rosary of great historical value for the City of Los Angeles has been added to Chapter 10B, the rosary of Nuestra Senora de los Angeles de Mexico from 1833.

- 4 March: The contents of Chapter 41B have been divided over Chapter 41B and the new Chapter 41C, the latter delaing with the Second World War rosaries. In fact, a very interesting religious object from the legacy of Cardinal Clemens von Galen has been added to Chapter 41C.

- 28 February: Chapter 9A has been updated and a six-decade Jesuit habit rosary was added. Much information has been added to Chapter 13C. This concern especially the breverl and the many different contents, all documents that protect against danger, sickness and demons.

- 17 February: the titles of six additional chapters, 46 to 51, have been posted. These Chapters will deal with rosaries that are related to the many local centers of devotion in different countries. For instance, in the early 20th century many cities in France were visited by pilgrims for a defined devotion. Often rosaries were issued which served as souvenirs. But as a start the rosaries will be described related to the Devotion to the Holy Robe of Christ in the Cathedral of Trier, Germany.

- 15 February: Chapter 16B has been reorganised and three Swiss rosaries with new information have been added.

- 7 Ferbuary: Wonderful pictures of rosaries decorating the Sagrada Familia by Gaudi have been added to Chapter 2B.

- 6 February: An interesting story about the rosaries of Johanna vom Kreuz in Reveredo has been added to Chapter 7.

- 4 February: A filigree Swabian/Bavarian rosary with red coral beads and with a Neidfeige attached to it has been added to Chapter 17C.

- 31 January: To Figure 12 of Chapter 17C is added that the beads are made of early uranium glass. In addition, a German Chaplet of the Immaculate Conception composed of green oplaine glass beads, some of which are made of opaline uranium glass, has been added to Chapter 19.

- 29 January: A picture of an order for Chaplets from the Ouvry Chaplet Factory from 1883 has been added to Chapter 37.

- 26 January: The description of the Fraisenkette in Chapter 13B has been adjusted including information on the Stable-Rosary (Stallrosenkranz).

- 23 January: A bit of information taken from catalogue 36 of MGM-Schmuck has been added to the description of the rosary of Figure 18 in Chapter 17A.

- 22 January: the illustration showing that the beads of the rosary with the verre eglomise image of Nepomuk's tongue are fluorescent under UV light has been added to Chapter 17.

- 16 January: another rosary composed of the same vulcanite beads, a one-decade chaplet with a souvenir medal of the Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre has been added to Chapter 43A.

- 6 January 2023: a 19th century rosary has been added to the beginning of Chapter 43A. It is composed of peculiar floral beads made of Gutta Parcha or vulcanite. It has touched the relics of St. Gervais and St. Protais, an example of the custom to empower a rosary.

- 29 December: An 18th century Spanish Servite Seven Sorrows rosary has been added to Chapter 14B. This rosary has a cross of St. Thomas Aquinas with the Thomas Blessing, a medal with the Benedictus Blessing, and a medal with the Holy Corporals of Daroca.

- 19 December: A Swabian/Bavarian rosary from about the year 1800 with a filigree medal holding verre eglomise images of St. John of Nemomuk and of his Tongue has been added to Chapter 17C.

- 17 December: A partial German rosary with a Catalan Caravaca cross from about the year 1700 has been added to both Chapters 8B and 19, reflecting the debate on the Immaculate Conception.

- 19 October: A new version of Chapter 5 has been posted with the Perpetual Rosary, Living Rosary and the Ten Decade Dominican Rosary.

- 26 September: A beginning has been made with describing the indulgences of the Rosary and Chaplet in Chapter 5 with the focus on the Confraternity of the Rosary.

- 18 September: A French Rosary-Bracelet of the First Communion dates 18 June 1916 has been added to Chapter 41A.

- 17 September: A story about the rosary of St. Nepomuk as well as a rosary with a relic of his tongue has been added to Chapter 17C. For this, information was taken from Chapter 15, which was adjusted accordingly.

- 1 September: Two Swiss-type rosaries with a 'dreipass' crucufix have been added to Chapter 16B with an inventory of Swiss Chaplets variants.

- 31 August: A link was added to the Austrian website for rosaries and other devotionals: pilgerzeichen.at

- 23 August: A Swabian rosary with thirteen Arma Christi was added to Chapter 30.

- 12 August: Two 18th century rosaries of the German/Alpine region with a Caravaca cross have been added to Chapter 8B.

- 7 August: A few illustrations and an Irish rosary made of Connemara Marble beads has been added to Chapter 8E.

- 25 July: Chapter 11B has been slightly updates and a Chaplet of the Holy Infant Jesus of Beaune has been added.

- 24 July: Chapter 31 was corrected and updated.

- 15 July: the first version of a new chapter, Chapter 45, has been posted dealing with patented rosaries. It now describes the Italina-made bubble bead chaplets of the 1950s and 1960s of which the production seems to have been directed to the American pilgrims and market.

- 27 June: a new chapter has been added as Chapter 8E, about the rosaries and chaplets in Ireland.

- 5 June: an updated version of Chapter 11A has been uploaded with additional information and illustrations concenring the Trisagion.

- 24 May: a St. Francis of Assisi memento Mori Dominican Chaplet with a marvelously carved head of St. Francis has been added to Chapter 25B.

- 6 May: a portrait of the Dutch resistance fighter Piet Hoefsloot has been added to the information on Titus Brandsma in Chapter 42. In addition, a new picture of the Hours-Rosary with a better resolution has been added.

- 27 April: A much extended version of Chapter 8D has been uploaded dealing with the rosary in England. Ireland will follow soon.

- 22 April: Wall rosaries have been taken out of Chapter 6B and placed in Chapter 44 with the addition of a large decorative rosary from Spain.

- 3 April: Chapter 3 has been split in 3A and 3B. Chapter 3A is now more pointed at Saint Dominic and Chapter 3B at the Carthusian and Carmelite rose petal Chaplets from Spain. A description of a rosary devoted to Saint Dominic in Soriano from about the year 1700 has been added to Chapter 3A.

- 20 March: A Swabian/Bavarian filigree rosary has been added to Chapter 17A with medals of Tutenhausen and the Three Hosts of the Holy Mountain Andechs and with an object representing a bunch of grapes.

- 14 March: A Swabian/Bavarian filigree rosary with a red 'Schreckstein' at the bottom of the cross has been added to Chapter 17C.

- 8 March: Chapter 14B has been enriched with four more Spanish Rosaries of the Seven Sorrows showing variation of the credo-cross and the three bead group. The section on the Crown of Tears has been moved to a new Chapter 14C.

- 21 February: Chapter 14B has been updated and an 18th century Seven Sorrows Rosay with a medal of Saint Peregrine has been added.

- 16 February: A so-called Mannsbeter from around 1700 has been added to Chapter 2.

- 6 January: Chapter 16B has been slightly reshuffled and a Swiss Chaplet devoted to Mary and Jesus has been added.

- 31 January: The first part of Chapter 12 was updated with the addition of yet another Triple Crown of St. Joan of Valois and with a rare Chaplet of the Ten Virtues of Our Lady belonging to the Order of Annonciades.

- 21 January: Chapter 8A and 8B have been reshuffled and with additions they have been split in Chapters 8A to 8D.

- 3 January 2022: A souvenir Dominican Chaplet with a relic cross containing wood of the tree of St. Dominique and with a dried orange as Our Father bead in the pendant has been added to Chapter 43B.

- 25 December: Chaplet 13B has been added describing important amulets and pendants of the rosaries in the German Alpine region

- 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.

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.