Who we are

We are a group of people, men, women and children of all ages, spread throughout Australia plus some "Kiwis" from New Zealand, some Fijians and some people from Papua New Guinea, who have taken notice of Our Lady's requests that people should pray the Rosary - daily if possible.

Because we know there are many people throughout the world, particularly in third world counties, who may not be able to afford a pair of Rosary Beads, we decided to make them, and give them free of charge to those who need them.

Our Lady's Rosary Makers started in Louisville Kentucky USA in 1949, when a certain Brother Sylvan decided to share his skill in making Rosary Beads, and teach others how, in response to Our Lady's request at Fatima (Portugal) in 1917.

Over the years this one small group grew into a National Association, then International, spreading to many different countries.

We adopted it here in Australia in 1971. We know that before that date there were other people in Australia who had been making Rosary Beads with the same intentions, but in 1971 we started our organisation in Coonamble, a small rural town (Population approx 3400) in north-western NSW, so that people who wanted to make Rosary Beads would not have to wait for several months for the bits and pieces to arrive from USA. We built up stocks of supplies here in Australia to avoid that delay.

Our members come from all walks of life, and are of all ages from about 8 to 90 years of age. From time to time we will show you some of our members, and the work they do.

On the last Sunday in October each year we have a National Conference, to which all members are invited. Many members travel hundreds of kilometres to be present, and we have a wonderful friendly day.