Holliston, Massachusetts: Giant Rosary Beads

Made of boulders spread out on the ground. There's a ship anchor involved as well.

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

101 Summer St., Holliston, MA
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. On the west side of Summer St./Hwy 126, one-quarter mile south of the intersection of Hwy 16. Pull in and drive all the way straight back to get to the Rosary.
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Giant rosary beads. Giant Rosary Beads

At the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Holliston. The rosary is 950 feet long, is connected to an anchor (a memorial to President Kennedy, to whom the rosary is dedicated), and was built in the 1950s by missionary Rev. Oddo Galeazzi. He got the massive granite "beads" from blasting crews who were building I-495. The rosary sits on 23 acres with other memorials and shrines, including a statue of the apparitions at Fatima. This is a place of prayer and reflection, so please respect the other visitors.

[Chris Harmon, 08/12/2013]
Giant Rosary Beads

Large Rosary Beads made of boulders, 12" links of chain and a ship anchor.

[Gary Parnell, 03/05/2002]

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