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Annual blessing of Rosaries from the Holy Land

By Suzanne AvilÚs

More than 30,000 rosaries have been given to Memphis diocese's students.

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More than 30,000 rosaries have been given to Memphis diocese's students.

On Sept. 19, 2017, the Most Reverend Martin Holley, Bishop of Memphis, blessed rosaries made by artisans in Bethlehem that were purchased by members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. This is the fourteenth year of the Rosary for Peace project that began as a means to generate work for the cottage industries of Christian residents of Bethlehem. The hand-made olive wood rosaries with a Jerusalem cross are distributed annually by local members of The Equestrian Order as a gift of love to new students enrolled in Catholic Schools of Memphis, as well as students in parish P.R.E. programs. More than 30,000 rosaries have been distributed since the project began in 2003. At Holy Rosary Church on Wednesday, Oct. 11, Bishop Holley will lead the Rosary for Peace at 10 a.m. He will gather with Catholic students, staff, faculty and members of The Equestrian Order to pray for peace in the Holy Land.

Dec 14, 2017

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