This treasured keepsake Rosary has been designed specifically for St. Mary Basilica and was inspired by its beauty and history. The Rosary’s design is as unique as the Basilica itself. The Rosary comes in a beautiful gift box with a photograph of the Basilica on the lid, along with a booklet containing a letter from Msgr. Campbell, a description of the Rosary and a brief history of the Basilica.
The Crucifix: The Crucifix on the front side features our Holy Family, Tabernacle, Perpetual Help Icon, and the Altar; all representative of the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption. On the back of the Crucifix is the name and city of the Basilica.
The Centerpiece: The Assumption of Blessed Mary overlooking the altar and her people, with the exterior Basilica building on the back.
The Our Father Medals: The Basilica coat of arms and those of Pope Francis and Pope Benedict are on one side of the medal, and Marian Symbols from the Basilica’s dome on the other side.
The Beads: The Rosary features either white pearl or black glass beads.
Dimensions: Overall: 23”. Crucifix: 2.25” x 2.5” H. Centerpiece: .75” x .75”. Beads: 7 MM glass.
“Down through the centuries, the rosary has become the focal point of Catholic life. It has inspired poets, given stamina to apostles, fortified the lives of the saints and given courage to martyrs of our Faith. Through the mysteries of the rosary, we meditate on the mysteries of Jesus’ life and death. May each of us open wide the doors of our hearts to the will of God our Father as Mary did so that in the words of St. Paul: “It is now no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” – Rev. Msgr. John M. Campbell, Rector