(Closed) I want an antique rosary for my wedding day! Where do I buy one at?

posted 9 years ago in Catholic
Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

MsHymanRoth – I have been on the search for a rosary also as well as a Bible that can be passed down to our children.

 

twoangels- – thanks for the sites to look at

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

MsHymanRoth – you should check your local Christian/Catholic Store. There are a couple in my area that I plan on stopping by. Also check with your priest.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

In regards to bibles, I’ll give you two recommended translations:

NAB – New American Bible (Usually the cover will say St. Joseph’s bible.  That name is not the name of the translation).  This is the official translation used in American Masses. 

RSVCE – Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (and poo poo on NRSVCE – New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition) – this as far as I am aware is used in Europe.  It is a much more literal translation.  Its good for bible studies and is used by most bible scholars who wouldn’t be able to use the texts in the original languages.  It will usually say Ignatius Press or just Ignatius on the cover.

The reason I poo poo on NRSVCE is because its not so much a translation, as a revision of the bible to impliment inclusive language and to attempt to vague out the translations of passages that are controversial for our times.

Deuay Rheims – this is the translation of the bible pre-Vatican II.  It was translated from the Vulgate – a translation into Latin done by St. Jerome and translated from the original Greek and Hebrew.

And the all time bible to avoid:  The Good News Bible.  If you want a bible that glosses over everything, distorts its translation into utter vagueness and plays with the meaning of passages, the good news bible is it.  Granted, I have used the Good News Bible a bit when working with children because the language is very simple.  The more complex concepts that are lost with the translation go over the tops of heads of children anyway and often they get a better jist of the passage by using this translation.  However, the danger is that the vagueness can easily lead people into theological misunderstandings. 

If you want a good bible study program, there’s a good textbook called "Understanding the Scriptures."  My household sister’s husband also made a podcast class using this textbook.  http://www.catholicboard.com/  He’s really good.  He got about 60 members of his parish involved in the bible study and by posting his lectures online, he’s reached people throughout the world with it.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Check etsy for vintage rosaries, too!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

By the way, is there anyone in your family (like an aunt or grandma) that has an old rosary? i think that would be better, it would carry more meaning than just buying any antique rosary. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Another good type of rosary is a rosary made out of rose petals.  They’re dried out and condensed into the beads.  Of all the rosaries I’ve owned, that  one hasn’t fallen apart on me yet.  Most rosaries you buy tend to unlink because the wire they use to make them is so flimsy. 

Post # 13
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Wannabee

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Please visit my shop at http://www.rubylane.com/shops/vintage-venerations for a wide variety of vintage and antique Catholic rosaries. I have many more not listed in the shop so if you’re looking for something specific and in a particular price range, I may be able to help. Much love and happiness to you!

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