Our Lady’s Rosary Makers was founded in 1949 by Xaverian Brother Sylvan Mattingly, C.F.X. on the premise that he would teach people to make rosaries and distribute them freely to missionaries. OLRM provides support, resources, and materials in the spirit of Br. Sylvan’s mission and vision. We are a member driven, non-profit, Catholic lay apostolate within the Archdiocese of Louisville. Our diverse and active members spread devotion through the Immaculate Heart of Mary by making and sharing the Rosary with the world’s spiritually needy.
About two months ago, a craft with my children, where we strung beads on kitchen twine to create family rosaries lead us to a much greater purpose. I am so thankful to have found OLRM! My children, 7, 5 and 3 (and one more on the way, who will certainly join our work for Our Lady in time) and I have found such enjoyment making rosaries. And I have been filled with joy watching the kids grow in faith and love of Our Lady and The Lord through this work!
I moved to Virginia 4 years ago due to the Navy. I served four years and just recently got out. I have an almost 2 year old boy who keeps me busy all day. I just recently started going back to church and realized there is no rosary makers guild. So I'm taking it upon myself to start one up
Sawasdee, all rosary makers. I'm Andrew from Thailand. I have made rosary as a part-time job for many years. Some rosaries for selling and some for giving to those who cann't afford to buy it. I distribute my rosary in a church at the center of Bangkok. I just ordered some crucifixs and centerpieces from olrm. I use to go to Singapore to buy there items because it's difficult to find beautiful crucifixs and centerpieces in Thailand. May God will be glorified from our mission
My mom and I just joined the forum a couple days ago. We have already shipped 50 cord mission rosaries and are working on another bunch. I am a sixth grader at a Catholic School here. My mom taught me how to make the cord mission rosaries last year.
Thanks for rosaries and prayers and warm clothing received for children, etc. Children who received the warm clothing from our soldiers showed them the whereabouts of two ieds, which might well have killed or maimed the soldiers. Please keep us in your prayers.
My name is Kim and I am new to rosary making. I am in my early 40s, a military wife, and have 3 teen-age daughters. My hubby is home for now, but I know he'll be deployed soon, and the rosary making helps to distract me and comfort me at the same time. Thank you for letting me share.
I make mission rosaries with OLRM supplies. I also make knotted cord rosaries and wire rosaries. I've made different chaplets also. I have been making rosaries for maybe 15 years. I belong to a rosary making group in my parish and also provide rosaries to a lady I know who is working for a sainthood cause. I shared a love for the rosary with my mother, who died in 2000. I promised her that I would pray a rosary with her every day whether she was in this world or the next, and I have missed a few days but only a few!
It is a supreme pleasure to be associated with you in this work for the Queen of Heaven. You are partaking in a special way in a movement close to the All-loving Divine Heart of Jesus, Who put into the mouth of the saintly Pope Pius XI these inspiring words: “Charity for the Missions surpasses every other work of charity, even as the soul surpasses the body, or heaven surpasses the earth, or eternity surpasses time. ” From the least to the most outstanding contributor among you, whether it be by prayer, financial aid or actual labor, I am confident Divine Providence will reward you according to His own designs, for your zeal and faithfulness.
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers International is launching a new website in the Fall of 2014 to modernize its mission