"Why don't you make Rosaries?"
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In this season of sorrow, their love for the prayer of the Rosary bloomed. The couple prayed together with their traditional rosary beads, called rosaries. Suddenly, one evening, to Cinzia's surprise, Alessandro felt deeply moved that he had to create rosaries.
In complete abandon to God and consecrating everything to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, they stepped out in faith, into the unknown. Animated by an inner spiritual strength, the family began manufacturing rosaries.
Thousands of obstacles stood in their way, seemingly every direction they turned, yet each challenge was always mysteriously solved. They soon grasped that there was a heavenly Someone clearing their way.
One thing was clear to them: their rosaries should not be simple objects, but a tribute of the Prayer of the Rosary.
But, they agreed, if they were going to make rosaries, the rosaries would be the most beautiful rosaries ever seen. These rosaries would not be simple strings of beads...no...they would be works of art. By their quality and beauty, Ghirelli rosaries would point the user to the value that prayers themselves hold, and to the honor due to God and the Madonna. A rosary of great weight and beauty showcasing the weight and beauty of each prayer.
All of this anticipated in their hearts what Saint John Paul II would go on to write many years after in the wonderful Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariæ: “The traditional aid used for the recitation of the Rosary is the set of beads. At the most superficial level, the beads often become a simple counting mechanism to mark the succession of Hail Marys. Yet they can also take on a symbolism which can give added depth to contemplation.”