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A Very Old Rosary I Found
« on: October 14, 2020, 02:14:49 AM »
Here is the crucifix. It appears to have a bone fragment at the foot of the Cross.

Any idea what I have here ?
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Re: A Very Old Rosary I Found
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 02:27:25 AM »
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Re: A Very Old Rosary I Found
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 10:21:32 AM »
I believe the relic is soil from the catacombs in Rome; "Terra delle catacombe" means "earth from the catacombs." Very cool!
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Re: A Very Old Rosary I Found
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 04:43:51 PM »
I believe the relic is soil from the catacombs in Rome; "Terra delle catacombe" means "earth from the catacombs." Very cool!

Well, I should have realized that. I just didn't make the connection with the word Terra.

There is a floor cabinet near a side Chapel in my Parish where people place items free for the taking. Many times it will be items from a deceased family member and I believe this is probably the case with this Rosary.  There was a well-worn brown scapular and some old prayer cards there with it.

Anyhow I took the rosary to the two reliquaries under the side altars and touched the crucifix to them. They are the skeletal remains St Bonosa ant St Magnus. Both said to have been martyred in the third century and originally buried in the catacombs.

Here is the info the parish offers of how they made it to Kentucky.

https://stmartinoftourslouisville.org/shrine%20of%20two%20saints.htm
In 2012 they were given new garments and new glass reliquaries.

I often visit the reliquaries of both and pray for their intercession for an increase in faith at a level approaching their's and the past few months I've been doing so more frequently. Now I'm wondering if there is a connection between me being the one to claim the Rosary and my first thought after seeing the word catacombs on the crucifix, which was to touch it the the reliquaries.

Coincidence or Devine guidence, not certain. But I feel blessed either way !

 
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Re: A Very Old Rosary I Found
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 11:26:12 AM »
Avoid going to Heinrich's house.
 
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Re: A Very Old Rosary I Found
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 11:30:55 AM »
Avoid going to Heinrich's house.

I took me a while to get that.  cross-thread humour.   :lol:

http://www.suscipedomine.com/forum/index.php?topic=24637.msg515243#msg515243
 
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Re: A Very Old Rosary I Found
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 03:12:19 PM »
Well, the rosary turns out to be one that was placed one the hand of a statue of Our Lady in my parish. It had been there for years and evidently someone took the crucifix that was originally on it. A few weeks ago one of the men that comes to the parish for Eucharistic Adoration noticed the beads did not have a crucifix so he got permission from the pastor to put the crucifix pictured above on them.

The rosary, along with a few other rosaries and a scapular wound up being placed on the statue with the rosary I found. There are a growing number of Hispanic Catholics visiting the parish for adoration due to our being open 24/7 and they have been bringing flowers an votive candles with them to leave at the altar and various statues.

It got to be too much and a staff member had removed the rosary I found and placed it where I found it free for the taking.

The gentleman that put the crucifix on the beads just so happened to ask me where the lost and found box was at the parish and as he described the rosary beads and the crucifix I realized it was the one I found.

I initially didn't tell him I had it because I wanted to talk to a member of the staff to see how the rosary wound up where I found it, in case someone who was not authorized to remove it did so. I just found out what was up today.

Anyhow, the gentleman said if they were not going to allow the Rosary to be placed back on the statue, he was hoping to get the crucifix back to put it on the beads that he took it off of. So after solving the mystery of where the rosary came from, I called him and told him that I would bring it with me to the parish tomorrow and let him have it back.

Figured it was the only proper thing to do. And I have rosaries galore anyhow.


 
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