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Hail-Mary-Rosaries.com...Rosary Beads updated for today's Catholic!

Learn all about the Rosary - how & why to pray it & where it came from. See elegant, Catholic rosaries handmade with unique beads added for the 'Glory Be' & 'Fatima' prayers!

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My Rosaries

No matter what your religion or caste, color or creed, the one thing that remains the same is the faith in prayer. Every believer has a certain level of

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Contribute To Hail Mary Rosaries

Would you like to share your knowledge about Hail Mary rosaries? Great, find out how you can submit your story or tip here.

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A public square rosary is a good reminder as to what Christmas is really all about

A December 3 posting on the America Needs Fatima blog.

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On praying for priests

A November 25 article from Catholic Exchange.

"One of the decisive moments in the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux was when she realized that priests could sin..."

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Joanna Krupa poses nude with cross, rosary for new PETA ads

A December 1 article from a U.S. News & World Report blog by Paul Bedard Washington Whispers. (See 'click for more info.', below.)

More good viewer comments appear after this New York Daily News article, entitled Catholic League slams PETA ad....

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500 captains enrolled in the 2010 public square Rosary Crusade

A December 2 posting on the America Needs Fatima blog.

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In one of Amman (Jordan)'s oldest schools, a nun's vision of love endures

A December 2 article from The Jordan Times.

It begins, "It all started in 1880, when a Palestinian nun, Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas, was inspired to found the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters in Jerusalem. Mother Marie-Alphonsine, who was beatified last week by Pope Benedict XVI, founded the order with only one aim in mind: To spread love, peace and joy among her fellow human beings, according to Catholic priest Father Rifat Bader. Today, the Rosary Congregation has expanded its reach to almost all countries of the Middle East, with 61 centres spread out across the Kingdom, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Egypt and the UAE, as well as in Rome. Sister Madeleine Dababneh, principal of the Rosary Sisters School in Shmeisani, told The Jordan Times that the name "Rosary" embraces faith in service, true love for mankind and the joy of duty." (See 'click for more info.', below.)

On November 27, Britain's leading Catholic newspaper, The Catholic Herald reported that (the Vatican's) Patriarch beatifies nun in Nazareth.

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Benedict XVI's prayer intentions for December

A December 1 article from the Vatican Information Service, reprinted on the EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) website.

"Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for December is: "That children may be respected and loved and never be the victims of exploitation in its various forms".

His mission intention is: "That at Christmas the peoples of the earth may recognise in the Word Incarnate the light which illuminates every man, and that the nations may open their doors to Christ, the Saviour of the world".

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Excellent new Fatima movie "The 13th Day" is now available on DVD!

A December 1 announcement from Insight Scoop, the blog of Ignatius Press. (See 'click for more info.', below.)

In a related posting, Insight Scoop offered this September 23 review of sorts, entitled "The 13th Day" is the best film ever made about Fatima.

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My favourite quotes about the Rosary

A November 26 posting on Catholic mom Linda's blog, Precious Moments.

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Catholic Rosary makes its way to Apple iPhone

A November 29 article from Trends Updates. (See 'click for more info.', below.)

The pope benedict xvi blog offered this same-day posting entitled Faithful say Amen to digital age with iPrayer.

And, British online magazine Wired.co.uk offered this November 26 article, Digital Rosary appeals to the techie faithful. Sorry, article no longer available!

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New coffee table book from Ignatius Press, "Maria: Benedict XVI on the Mother of God"

A November 30 posting from the blog Ignatius Insight Scoop.

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The Rosary...What's the Point?

An early October article from Catholic.net.

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Guns'n'Rosaries

A November 26 article from the British newspaper The Star.

"They are dubbed Pope Idol - three Catholic priests whose debut CD was the fastest-selling classical album of all time. But with the release this week of their second album, Harmony, the trio who make up The Priests have another reason to celebrate. They have lived to tell the tale of their success. Working as Catholic priests in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles, they lived in fear of their lives. One had a gun held to his head, another survived an arson attack, while the third tended to dying murder victims..."Article no longer available.

Advent Christmas season website offers resources for prayer, reflection: has printable family activity calendar

A November 24 news release from the USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops) website.

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Totus tuus: totally yours

A November 24 article from student newspaper Le Provocateur in Worcester, Massachusetts’ Catholic Assumption College.

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Book review of Mark Shea's "Mary, Mother of the Son"

A November 24 review by homeschooling mom Jennifer Fitz, posted on her blog Notes from Greencastle.

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The Rosary, or the "Bible on a String"

A November 22 posting by episcopal Fr. Dean Einerson's blog, North Woods Anglican.

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Beatified nun could inspire Holy Land's Christians

A November 23 article from the Catholic News Service, about Blessed Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghatta (born Soultaneh Maria Ghattas, 1843-1927). This Palestinian nun, beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on November 22, 2009, founded the Congregation of the Rosary Sisters, the only Arab religious order in the Holy Land to date!

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Prayer application for smartphones and social networking site for Catholics launched

A November 22 article from online news service WebWire.

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New book The Mystery of the Rosary

A November 18 posting on a blog called Tea at Tianon, reviewing a new book by Nathan Mitchel, called The Mystery of the Rosary – Marian Devotion and the Reinvention of Catholicism.

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Review of new Fatima DVD "The 13th Day" by Leticia Velasquez

A November 18 article from the Catholic Mom website.

France’s national Rosary for Life sparks pro-abortion counter-protests

A November 16 report from Life Site News.

After a series of dreams about Mary, Hindu couple joins the Church

A November 15 article from the Catholic News Agency.

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Saint Mary’s students consider the Rosary

A November 16 article from a U.S. newspaper, South Bend Indiana's South Bend Tribune.

How to make a felt rosary

A November 12 posting on the blog A Broken Fortress.

Pope John Paul II and the Rosary

A November 13 posting on the Catholic News Service blog.

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An Apparition of Reconciliation and Hope

A November 10 peek at chapter 1 of the new book Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love by Carl Anderson and Msgr. Eduardo Chávez Sánchez, posted on the Catholic Education Resource Center's website.

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Walking the Rosary

A November 7 article from a U.S. newspaper, North Dakota's The Bismarck Tribune.

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November 2 is the Commemoration of all the faithful departed (All Souls Day)

The website Catholic Culture features this article about the Feast of All Souls, including indulgences to be gained for the Souls in Purgatory, to whom the month of November is dedicated. (See 'click for more info., below'.)

The American Catholic webiste offers this article, on the Feast of All Souls.

Catholic Culture also features these articles, entitled Feasts of All Saints and All Souls – history & traditions:, and All Souls Week (including indulgences for praying for the souls in Purgatory).

Finally, Catholic Online offers this excellent article on the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls.

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November 1 is All Saints Day!

Here is the Catholic Culture website's article about the Feast of All Saints. One of Mary's many titles is "Queen of all saints".

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Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for November

An October 30 article from the Vatican Information Service, published on the website EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network).

"Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for November is: "That all the men and women in the world, especially those who have responsibilities in the field of politics and economics, may never fail in their commitment to safeguard creation".

His mission intention is: "That believers in the different religions, through the testimony of their lives and fraternal dialogue, may clearly demonstrate that the name of God is a bearer of peace".

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All Hallow’s Eve

An October 31 article from the Catholic Culture website.

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Mary’s golden age

An October 28 article from Rome’s Zenit news agency.Article no longer available.

Seeking Virtues in the Rosary

An October 23 article in Canada’s Catholic Register.

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Living the Faith: Arthur St. Germain

An October 23 article in the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Boston, The Pilot.

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Passing on the gift of reciting the Rosary

An October 19 posting on a blog called Cooperating with Grace.

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The Rosary – an instrument of peace

An October 23 article on CatholicMom.com

Catholic.Net and CatholicTV partner to offer rosary videos

October 21 article from Catholic Online.

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The gift of the Rosary unveils "pain with a purpose"

An October 22 article from Catholic Online.

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Catholic faithful put their trust in the Rosary to end violence

October 16 article from the Belize newspaper The Reporter.No longer available.

Pakistani children pray to Our lady for peace and unity

An October 19 article from AsiaNews.it.

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Music can become prayer

An October 19 article from the Vatican Information Service, posted on EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network).

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Don’t knock the Rosary till you try it

An October 14 posting on the So I Married a Catholic blog.

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Vatican ruling on disputed Medjugorje shrine expected soon

An October 7 article from Reuters FaithWorld blog.

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Rosary prayer: meditation – the essence of the Rosary

An October 10 posting on The Splendor of the Church blog.

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October 7 is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Here is American Catholic's brief article, explaining the origin of this feast day, celebrated since 1573! (See 'Click for more info.', below.)

Here too is a short article at Catholic Culture on The Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary.

Also, Catholic Onlinefeatured this article on this Rosary Feast.

For something a little different, here are some recipes posted on Catholic Cuisine's blog in honour of this feast day: Victory Vessels for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (yummy baked potatoes) and Cupcake rosary. Not to be outdone, the Tucker family's blog Just Another Day in Paradise offered this candylicious edible rosary craft!

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African Synod (Oct.4-25) entrusted to Our Lady of the Rosary

An October 7 article from Rome's Zenit news agency. (See 'click for more info.', below.)

In related articles, Zenit reported on October 12 that Pope, bishops, university students join in Rosary, while H2O News reported on October 6 this article, entitled A Rosary with Africa and for Africa (with video), the New York blog Into the Deep posted The Rosary (includes photos of event), and Rome Reports offered this October 13 article - with short YouTube video - entitled Pope prays the Rosary via satellite with eight African countries.

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1 million children pray Rosary for peace

An October 7 article from Rome’s Zenit news agency.

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