Our History

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Rosaries was founded by our mother, Pauline Barbieri in 1980. The company’s history began shortly after the birth of Pauline’s youngest daughter Melissa. After leaving her job at the hospital to stay home and care for Melissa she began looking for something to do to keep her busy. Pauline took great comfort in praying on the rosary that the nuns made from her father’s flowers at his passing, when she was just 16 years old. As she was praying the rosary she asked Mary to help her find a job that she could do at home. It quickly became very clear that the Blessed Mother had a plan for her, she was to make rosaries from flowers.

The next day our mother, with Melissa in tow, visited the French Grey Nuns, The Sisters of Charity. She asked if they would be willing to teach her this unique craft of turning flowers into rosaries. At first the nun declined, telling her that it was only a tradition of the nuns. Respectfully Pauline understood and left saddened but not defeated. She knew deep in her heart that this was her calling.

Pauline continued to pray and it wasn’t until a year later she received a call from one of the Sisters. They asked her if she could come back and speak with them. Once again Pauline and Melissa headed back to the convent. When she arrived they told our mother that they had prayed on her request. Realizing that they were one of the few nuns left doing this they decided to teach our mom. Over the next few months Pauline learned their special gift and started a small home business with her first rosary being her daughter Debbie’s from her wedding bouquet.

In 1991 Pauline’s husband, Bernie, lost his job of 43 years as a salesman. The family went through some hard times in the months to follow but quickly realized why they were given this gift of the rosary. Knowing what they needed to do, Bernie set out on the road spreading the word about our family business.

With hard work and many hours put in by both our parents at the family kitchen table, the small craft quickly grew and became a fulltime business. During this large growth in the business Pauline’s daughters and family friends joined her side. Our mother was overjoyed to be able to provide for her family while spreading the word of the rosary and bringing comfort to others.

Our mother has since retired and we, her daughters, Melissa and Debbie, now run the business with our friends by our side. We hold what our mother has taught us very dear and are blessed to have this special gift. The Blessed Mother continues to guide us as our family continues on this journey.