17 October 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the canonisation of Australia’s first Saint, Mary of the Cross MacKillop. In celebration, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Australia is proud to have commissioned a commemorative set of Rosary Beads.
These rosary beads are designed and handmade in Italy by the Ghirelli family who have been producing stunning rosaries for over thirty years, including the official rosaries for the last three Popes.
This set features Mary MacKillop as the central medal with her name and canonisation date on the reverse side. The Our Father medals are specially designed showing Our Lady, St Joseph, the Sacred Heart and Mary MacKillop’s words ‘Trust in God’. The crucifix is intricate, emphasising the Sacred Heart of Jesus. All the medals and links are finished in vintage bronze and the actual beads are 6 mm faceted copper Bohemian glass. Each rosary comes in its own keepsake pouch and features the assurance of a high quality devotional item made by one of Italy’s most renowned rosary makers.
This beautiful once-in-a-lifetime commemorative rosary has been produced with the knowledge and approval of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart.