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cleric rosaries with hidden history

 PRIESTS AND NUNS ROSARIES
Priests, Nuns, Brothers, Religious have rosaries that are much simpler than the laity. Some are shown below. Note how they are not as ornate as the filigrees or other rosaries that may fall in the same period. May were worn on the belt and were a full 15 decade as compared to the laity who generally carried a '5 Decade Chaplet'. or a 'Tenner' (one decade chaplet). Some have been identified but if you can add more information, please do!
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Each helps to patch in a bit of history - what we know and don't know about rosaries and chaplets. And it helps us realize how many are unique because of confraternities but individual and personal prayer.

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WOODEN FRANCISCAN (POLISH)   -   FRENCH CLERIC
TRADITIONAL NUN'S ROSARIES
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~ WOODEN FRANCISCAN - POLISH ~
 IDENTIFICATION
OF ROSARY (POLISH)
Good Afternoon, I believe I know the rosary in the visitor's gallery titled Wooden Franciscan. It was worn by the Felician Sisters (Sisters of St. Felix) on the belt of their habits (part of the Franciscan order, that is why St. Francis' picture is on one side). This rosary was worn on the old habit before they modernized their dress. I believe it is the Franciscan Crown rosary. 
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FRANCISCAN CROWN
(Seven Decade rosary, with 8 Paters)
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A strung rosary with a tubular cross at one end. Old and very worn wooden icon medallion on the other. Truly a beautiful find with St Francis and our Lady of Czestochowa on the reverse. 
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LEFT: FRANCIS OF ASSISI
TWO FACED
WOODEN ICON

reverse - Madonna and child 
with 12 stars (Rev.12)
 RIGHT: OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA
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It is a Polish order that is why the Black Madonna or Our Lady of Czestochowa on one side. I was an aspirant in the Felician Order in Coraopolis, PA in the 1960s and I recognize this rosary. Hope this helps.  Aleta Tobin (DC)
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PICTURE ON WEBSITE BELOW 
The sister sitting at the right, you can see a little bit of the rosary worn on the habit.
  HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL PICTURE (1957)
and on the image of
 MOTHER MARY ANGELA TRUSZKOWSKA
Blessed Foundress of the Congregation of Felician Sisters
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THANKS ALETA!
Thanks Aleta, and thanks for the identification of the Franciscan Crown - for some reason I had the standard count 5 sets of 10  up there instead of the correct 7 sets of 10.  + RW
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~ FRENCH CLERIC ROSARY ~
5 DECADE 
Do not know the date or size on this old French Cleric rosary (below).  Appears to be a 5 decade, turn of the century (late 1800S). 
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~ TRADITIONAL NUN'S 19c ROSARIES ~
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DO YOU HAVE A SIMILAR ROSARY?
Traditional nuns rosary, note clip for attaching rosary to belt in picture on right  Crucifix is from Germany, traditional with skull and crossbones (Victory over death) 
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COMMENTS FROM OWNER
I did an internet search on the Brigittine Rosary and found your site.  My very first rosary that I collected was a 6 decade from Nuns estate.  It has Papal seals on it as well.  I don't have a picture of it handy but I sent a couple of others. Since then I have collected a few various types. Bob Diercks



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WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Since this is an open museum for antique and vintage rosaries, we encourage you to send your images for consideration. Things we look for:
CLEAR IMAGES (a must) - UNUSUAL CONFIGURATIONS
AND MATERIALS USED
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ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE IS IMPORTANT
If known, please include
AGE - ORIGIN - SIZE
If you don't know, possibly you have information on its owner, age or history.  Please include anything you feel will identify your rosary or chaplet such as prayers, name of chaplets if known. Remember, the purpose of this site is for the student of the rosary - for those interested in the history of the rosary and how it has been used over the centuries.
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WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP
So if you have no information, please do not let that stop you from sending it in.  And if we cant help, we will ask for others to add their comments.
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WELCOMING YOUR COMMENTS
You may see rosaries and chaplets in our museum that you know something about, if so, please share - many have and it has become a wonderful resource for those who want to learn about the rosary and its history.
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IDENTIFYING RELICS

1st CLASS
 Part of a Saints body (bone, hair, etc.) and the instruments of Christ's passion

2nd CLASS
 An item (clothing, etc) owned by the Saint or instruments of torture used against a martyr

3rd CLASS
 Traditionally a cloth or object that has touched a 1st or 2nd Class Relic or the tomb of a Saint


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