From Facebook: “The seller admits to being Fr. Corapi’s accuser. She says she is raising money for her ministry yet the ebay account is personal and not a ministry account. This keeps getting more interesting by the minute…”
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Up for bid is a very special Rosary that was carried by Father John Corapi (the priest seen on EWTN) during his formative years as a priest. He carried and prayed this Rosary during his years in the Seminary, while he was a Deacon, during his studies in Spain and long after being ordained a priest. In the year 2000 Father Corapi gave this Rosary to a friend. As much as the owner hates to part with this Rosary, it is being offered for sale to help support a growing internet Catholic ministry in need of financial support, the Online Catholic Network. http://www.onlinecatholicnetwork.com
This Rosary is extremely beautiful, possesses a life of its own, and has an amazing history.
According to Father John Corapi himself, while Father Corapi possessed the Rosary it was actually kissed by Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Blessed by Pope John Paul II (soon to be a saint!). This Rosary has been touched to the Tomb of St. Peter and many other tombs of saints in the catacombs of the Holy Land.
This Rosary also traveled with Father Corapi where it was prayed at events across the US and Canada as well as in Father Corapi’s private chapel for 10 years.
Please click on the images above and view the full size images to see the actual beauty of this Rosary.
The Rosary is a corded olive wood Rosary constructed of a very sturdy cord that shows no sign of wear despite the heavy praying and traveling. The beads are made of a beautiful dark olive wood from the Holy Land.
The Crucifix is made of a mixture of what appears to be gold and other metals and olive wood. The nails holding a meticulously sculpted gold Jesus on the cross go all the way through to the back of the cross.
Also on the Rosary is a very old silver Miraculous Medal that has traveled with the Rosary since it was used by Father Corapi.
This is a very special Rosary and is very hard to part with, but is being offered for sale for a very good cause and a very important ministry answering Pope Benedict XVI’s call to utilize the internet to evangelize. http://www.onlinecatholicnetwork.com
If you win this auction you can pray the Rosary if you like, or as the current owner will do if the Rosary does not sell for benefit of the Online Catholic Network, preserve it in a special sealed case because it is a true modern relic and a very rare special Rosary. This Rosary is truly one of a kind.
UPDATE – A note to all the people sending private messages about “selling” a blessed item:
This Rosary is indeed a blessed Rosary and a very special Rosary with an amazing history. It is not “for sale”. The Rosary is being auctioned to support a Catholic ministry – there is a huge difference. You are making a donation to a Catholic ministry, not buying the Rosary. Father Corapi himself has “given away” blessed Rosaries for years and even relics when people purchased product worth a certain amount.
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