Back when I posted on the Papal Mass I was blessed to be able to attend at Madison Square Garden when Pope Francis came to New York last September, I mentioned I had bought as a memento the official rosary to go with the visit and I had promised to post pictures. I think the pictures make for a good Lenten Faith Filled Friday post.
Here they are inside the little box they come in.
If you look carefully on the box you can see it says “Limited Edition Commemorative Rosary” and in the back of the box it says they were “Handmade in Italy.” Here’s the entire rosary.
They are black beads which I assume are glass, but what I really like is that the connectors are really strong. Here’s a close up of the crucifix and centerpiece.
Both the crucifix and the Blessed Mother in the centerpiece have a simplicity that reflects the Holy Father’s personality. Here are the backsides.
The centerpiece has a dove with a sort of heart and cross above it, which was the logo for the visit. The back of the crucifix is inscribed:
“FRANCIS OUR POPE
A JOURNEY OF FAITH
THROUGH THE HEART OF NEW YORK 2015”
A very nice memento indeed.