I discovered this Rosary on the wall in the bedroom of my parents-in-law.
It was rather hard to miss! It is so big 😉
I’ve often wondered what the story is behind the Rosary. I must ask them sometime.
My Father-in-law has just walked onto the balcony and is settling himself down with his Rosary on the table. He comes out here about 2 or 3 pm every day to say his prayers. He has his Rosary in his hands as he says his prayers. His faith is very strong and he is dedicated.
I have just finished reading a novel called “The Historian”. It was a gripping read! In the novel the characters visited many monasteries and the monks played very important roles. The Catholic faith was a dominant feature in this book. The main characters exclaimed they did not believe in God. However due to the supernatural forces they were fighting from Wallanchia in Romania, they took heed of the advice from the peasants superstitions to always wear a crucifix around their neck and carry garlic in their pockets. I don’t know exactly why, but maybe it’s because I’m in Italy, reading this book, that I thought of this when entering churches here. And observing the traditions and customs in the church.
Another thing that intrigued me about this book was that the characters travelled to many places I had spent time also. And it somehow made this fiction come alive to me as I remembered the times, that I had spent in those cities. The characters spent a bit of time in Oxford, a considerable length of time in Istanbul, and Rome, Amsterdam, Venice, Florence, Paris and ultimately a small village outside Collioure near Perpignan, France.