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the pin remains

18 Sep

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This is the 15-decade olive wood rosary that I brought home for mom from Jerusalem. When we found it in mom’s stuff after she died, it had a safety pin after the “Glory be” bead at end of the tenth decade. Apparently, it was mom’s way of keeping track of where she left off. Mom used to say that if you fell sleep while praying your rosary, the angels would finish it for you. The safety pin apparently marked the spot where she was the last time she used that rosary before she died. I finished it for her at Fatima on the first day of my pilgrimage. I left the pin where mom left it. That is where that pin will stay.

One Response to “the pin remains”

  1. JoAnne Lacey September 19, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    That gave me chills…beautiful reflection.

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