Each Monday we do a blog posting letting you know about some special new items which we are featuring for sale. While we do have several new items this week, we want to tell you about just one product line because it is so special – Ghirelli rosaries from Italy – “a turning point in tradition.”
The Ghirelli company started in northern Italy, near Ferrara, in 1988 and is family owned and operated. We think they make some of the most beautiful and inspiring rosaries in the world. The rosaries are crafted as both a work of love and a work of art.
It is no surprise then, that both the late Pope John Paul II and now Pope Benedict XVI have commissioned Ghirelli, exclusively, to make the rosaries the Pontiff himself gives out for the most solemn and important events – pastoral visits and official audiences.
Ghirelli has also made the official rosaries for some of the most important shrines in the world, Fatima for instance, in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother there, for the Vatican bookstore and gift shop, and Ghirelli has also been asked to officially commemorate many historic events in the Church, such as the anniversary of the Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de Paris, with their exquisite rosaries.
In addition to their beautiful rosaries, Ghirelli also makes stunning crucifixes, crosses and inspirational pendants, such as the Lourdes pendant.
Ghirelli rosaries are available in seven different collections, and in different price ranges. There is something for everyone who loves the prayer of the rosary and who loves beauty in design.
The fine craft and uniqueness of these extraordinary rosaries will be appreciated by all. They make a superb gift of timeless beauty also.
To mark the most special occasions in life, with the sign of your Catholic faith, a Ghirelli rosary would be an especially appropriate choice.
The Ghirelli collections are on permanent exhibit at the Swarovski Creative Center in Milan, Italy as Ghirelli uses the finest Swarovski crystal in many of their rosaries and other pieces.
We invite you to browse the complete Ghirelli selection we are now featuring at Aquinas and More by going here. We hope you appreciate these rosaries as much as we do. We are honored to carry such an exquisite “work of art” for such an exquisite act of prayer – the holy rosary.
As always, we hope you have a wonderful week. God bless.
He lives with his lovely wife and eleven kids in northern Colorado.