Well I decided that I would bring my rosary building supplies along on this little exile of mine. I had lots of sterling wire, several crosses, and only one center left. I figured I would figure out how to get some more centers when I had a more stable address.
So the first rosary was going to be for me. I began to build it when I was in Pittsburgh for the CMAA Colloquium, and I finished in Germany where I was enjoying the hospitality of Harry and Beverly Stevens
Sterling silver wire, center and crucifix, grey agate 6mm stones. The crucifix is a sterling silver Irish penal cross. It is a daily reminder that I am not alone in experiencing persecution.
I figured in my travels, and the various tombs I might visit, this rosary would become a third class relic of Francis of Assisi, Gaspar del Bufalo, and if I am lucky, maybe John Paul II. Francis is accomplished, still have to work on those other two.
Well, in these trips to Ireland and England I have come up with a few surprises.
My rosary is now a third class relic of
1. St. Francis of Assisi
2. St. Oliver Plunkett
3. St. Thomas More
4. St. John Fisher
5. The Holy English Martyrs
6. St. Edward the Confessor
7. Bl. John Henry Newman
8. Bl. Dominic Barberi
I have kept some good company this summer