It was a night of prayer that which took place between 24 and 25 March 1212 in Toulouse. A young monk was praying, on his knees, imploring the Virgin Mary to come to his aid: the heretics were gaining ground in the Church of France. And his prayer was not long in being answered.

The Lady appeared to the young Dominic - this is the name of the monk - offering him as an instrument of struggle, a crown composed of 150 roses and 15 lilies. This sweet chain made from the grains of Rose will take the name of Rosary, from the Latin Rosarium, Rose Garden, and for others the same instrument of Prayer will become a Crown. Roses became a sign of Grace.

The privileged link between Our Lady and this beautiful flower is repeatedly confirmed in history: in Lourdes, Bernadette saw roses at the Virgin's feet; in Fatima, Mary appeared with two white roses at her feet; crowns of roses have always adorned the head of the Queen of Heaven. This is why the Rosary, made up of grains of Rose petals, takes on a special significance. Not only does its precious scent enchant those who pray, but its deep connection to the Virgin Mary connects us directly with the Spirit of Prayer. The red of its beads reminds us of the Passion of Jesus.

But how is the world's best-loved Rosary prepared?

It all starts with the careful selection of the petals and their subsequent drying. After pressing them and making them as small as possible, an optional fixative is added, combined with rose oil. The same process is repeated for days until the petals solidify and are then finely cut and made round or oval. Each bead is pierced and threaded into the thread of what will become the complete Rose Petal Rosary.

This long Tradition, respected and carried on by the Grand Master Rosary makers, has been chosen for the wide selection of Rose Petals in our Shop. The excellence of the quality of our Rose Petal Rosaries is a distinctive sign of value and reliability for Mondo Cattolico.