About Ranger Rosary
It began at St Marys Annapolis, MD at the start of the war in the Mid East has now spread all over the country. 900,000 free combat rosaries have been requested and sent to over 700 Chaplains and the request continue. Some larger bases require 1000 a month.
The Ranger Rosary Network consists of 30 larger church groups and dozens of smaller groups and individuals. The larger groups must support themselves and buy their own supplies. They are given their own Chaplains to serve. For small groups and individuals, we can mail out free starter kits to anyone interested. They consist of beads, a crucifix and parachute cord to make 5 rosaries and a finish blessed rosary as an example. When they return them to us we check to see if they are made correctly, cut and burn the ends, have them blessed with ours at the Mass after the weekly meeting and all are mailed together. Our shipping costs alone this year for the rosaries and the starter kits was $3500. We have answered the requests for over 1500 starter kits!
Call 410-990-4100 ext 4714 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a starter kit.
The rosaries are offered in different color combinations. The Army and Marines like the black and green, the desert brown is popular and the Navy asks for blue. All the military academies give them out to their graduates! The cords are parachute material, the beads are dark and will not rattle or reflect light and the crosses are dark black or brown to ensure the safety of our service men and women especially in battle The chaplains say they go like hotcakes.
Hopefully, these rosaries will be taken with them when they return home. It will always remind them of Our Lady’s presence when they needed her the most. Do you remember Our Lady called herself “The Lady of the Rosary at Fatima”? She asked that the rosary be prayed for Peace.
1/3 of our military are Catholic. Due to the acute shortage of Catholic Chaplains, many Chaplains of all denominations ask for them. Everyone seems to want one because it is a sign of the presence of the Mother of God and we all need her blessings and protection in our lives.
A specially made How To Pray the Rosary pamphlet goes with each shipment. It is very durable and water resistant and fits inside a soldier’s pocket. It is available to members of the Network at a good discount. Also included are Holy Cards of St Michael and Divine Mercy. The hospital Chaplains ask for medals and scapulars too. The Chaplains tell us the rosaries are everywhere, wherever our troops are stationed – especially in the war torn areas. Every vehicle in Afghanistan has a rosary hanging from the rearview mirror.