Welcome to the Rosary Collector’s Guide

Rosary Collector

For over 50 years, I have been collecting rosaries.  My earliest recollection of the rosary was that of my Irish grandfather who always carried a black ebony rosary that he brought to America from Ireland in the late 1800’s.  He went to  church daily and hung his rosary over a pew as he prayed on it during the Latin mass.  Of course, everyone in the family carried a rosary, the men in their pockets, and the women in their purses.  At First Communion, girls carried a white or pink rosary, and the boys a black or blue one.  Rosaries were given as gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and as special awards for academic achievement.  For these events, they were often inscribed with the recipient’s name and the date.

I was not a serious rosary collector until the day I decided to gather all my family rosaries, including the ones I bought in the…

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  1. It is wonderful to find others who share our interest in collecting rosaries and learning more about their history.

    • I do so Love the Rosary. Saying and I used to buy broken rosaries and fix them. I will still do that when yard sale weather comes back. They have gotten almost too expensive on ebay anymore. Thank you for responding to my comment. My the Queen of the Rosary bless you and keep you always.

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