I don't know how old this rosary is but it's really kind of beautiful.
I have the rosary that belonged to my mom's mother, I got that for my communion. This one seems older.. It probably is. I need to get my grandma's rosary fixed. it too has links that are opened i have to hang it to keep it together which I am sure doesn't help but her rosary is beautiful it's got clear beads.
I am really not a practicing catholic, I have serious issues with the bible and who wrote it and is it actually the word of "God" or if people who wrote it were just really high or something.
I lack that blind faith that most good catholics have. I believe if I can see it and touch it it's real. Like dinosaur bones I can see them and touch them (if no one is looking when I am at the museum), or even Darwin's evolution theory you can see how humans have evolved. I also really hate the role women play in the bible. Mostly not very nice lol women were bad and it's a male dominated system (like that has proven to be good all the time?).
Ok I am sure I have offended some but these are my views. I have the right to feel this way so if I lose people because of my feelings so be it.
anyway... here is a picture I took of the rosary.
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