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 on the premise they would make and distribute them freely to missionaries.   Our Mission, set forth by our founder, Brother Sylvan, C.F.X., who envisioned a world in which all God’s children, possessing an instrument of peace and comfort, work to fulfill Our Lady’s requests at Fatima.

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.


Founded in 1949 to serve the need for rosaries in the mission fields of the developing world, today OLRM’s member’s donate 7 million rosaries to missions, hospitals, prisons, the military and many more.

International Center

Completed in 1968 and expanded in 1990, the center operates as a clearinghouse for information about making rosaries, Rosary Making Guilds, and missionary contact information.

Our Lady’s Chapel

Built in 1968, Our Lady’s Chapel is the National Shrine of Our Lady’s Rosary Makers