Barbara shared her favorite rosaries with us a few days ago (if you haven't seen the beautiful ones she makes you must go take a look!) and passed along a request from Sharon to share pictures of your favorite rosary. Oh, and while you are at Sharon's tell her congratulations on her adorable newest addition!
This is my favorite rosary, but like Barbara, it is very old and I don't use it very often. It is a Job's Tear Rosary and it belonged to the priest pictured here (not St. Blaise, the other guy). I found it in my grandpa's barn in a trunk filled with relic cards, postcards and books that were half eaten by mice and who-knows-what else. I don't know exactly how old it is. The back of the cross is stamped "ITALY" and the centerpiece says "COR JESU" on one side and "B.V. DI POMPEI" on the other. The latter side bears the image of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary of Pompei. Both metal pieces are pretty worn down as though they have been gently rubbed over and over.
What I love most about it is the smoothness of the beads and the sound they make when they rattle. They click more than clank. And when they slide around together it sounds like the buzz of the locusts on a scorching summer night down on a farm in South Texas.
I tag anyone who wants to share. Kimberlee also makes beautiful rosaries and I would love to know what her personal favorite looks like. Let me know if you decide to play!