New Rosary Commemorates the Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks; Precious Keepsake Symbolizes a Sign of Hope for all in the Face of Global Terrorism

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For Catholics and other Christians around the world who want to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 in a special way, Ghirelli Rosaries presents a one-of-a-kind, finely-crafted rosary where every detail expresses profound meaning.

“This Rosary is like Our Lady’s spiritual weapon,” said Father Andrew Apostoli of EWTN Global Catholic Television Network...

With a design inspired by the cross unearthed by emergency crews at the disaster site in Lower Manhattan, the 9/11 Remembrance Rosary helps call to mind the importance of asking for Christ’s help through the intercession of his mother in times of tragedy and violent upheaval. This distinctive Rosary is meant to help individuals cope with the sadness and fear those events have stirred, becoming a sign of hope for all in the midst of the helplessness felt in the face of global terrorism.

The task of designing and producing a rosary of such importance could only be undertaken by renowned Ghirelli Rosaries, known for their fine-art contributions to the craft of custom rosary making for such partners as the Holy See, the Vatican State, the Vatican Museums, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, and many other distinguished customers.

“This Rosary is like Our Lady’s spiritual weapon,” said Father Andrew Apostoli of EWTN Global Catholic Television Network, “to build the wonderful Culture of Life and destroy the sad Culture of Death with its war, terrorism and all its attacks on the God-given gift of human life.”

Traditional rosaries are made of three parts: the cross, the beads, and the centerpiece. The 9/11 Remembrance Rosary is comprised of these, but inspired by the cross of steel beams that remained in the rubble at Ground Zero — and the coincidence of the 50 states of the United States of America with the number of the Hail Mary beads in the five decades of the rosary. The antiphon Hail Mary beads are engraved with the three letters USA. The sculpture of Jesus is the heart of the work, its message inspired by the Resurrection and suggested by the piece of sheet metal hanging off it which resembles the shroud left by Jesus.

The Ghirelli 9/11 Remembrance Rosary retails for $59.00 and purchases can be made online at For more information on the 9/11 Remembrance Rosary, contact Marco Margaritelli at Ghirelli Rosaries USA by phone (847) 446-5121 or via email usa(at)ghirelli(dot)com. Ghirelli Rosaries’ main website is To schedule an interview, please contact Dino Piccinini from The Word Out, LLC at 419-708-6352 or via email at dino(at)marketingforcatholics(dot)com.

About Ghirelli Rosaries
Ghirelli Rosaries was founded in 1988 by husband and wife, Alessandro and Cinzia Ghirelli. Parents of seven children, the couple based their company on the values of the Gospel, from which all their inspiration is drawn. Ghirelli Rosaries continues to follow in the direction of the light of God's will and through the company’s consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.


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