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Queen of peace, Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.

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   Please continue to remember in your prayers all of our wounded veterans and homeless veterans.  Many of them are victims of post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and wounded from battle in body, mind, and spirit.
   Through the intercession of Blessed Mother Mary, please pray for our veterans who are inpatients and outpatients in VA hospitals.  They have given so much to defend our freedoms and to protect those in need around the world.  We are very grateful for their lives of service.


   A great way to support our Catholic veterans is to make rosaries for them.  If you want to donate these sacramentals, we know that the veterans would certainly appreciate them.

Knotted cord rosaries are especially good in a hospital setting since they can be taken into MRI /scan machines.  The soft knots do not cause discomfort or break if the rosary is kept in a bed for a person to pray during the night.

camouflage roasary

For supplies:

black plastic crucifixes  -  item M51BK  from Our Lady's Rosary Makers

Twine by Design  #36 rosary cord:   Desert Camo or Army Camo color

For instructions:

Printable page:  How to Make Knotted Cord or Twine Rosaries

Instructions are made available by the Rosary Army website.
For more information or to get involved with their ministry, check out their website at  http://www.rosaryarmy.com/

Video Instruction:  http://rosaryarmy.newevangelizers.com/

Thank You  from Fr. Hannigan, a VA chaplain:

   “Veterans from the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan have really appreciated receiving these rosaries that you have sent us here in Phoenix.  Thank you very much.
Know that it brought added smiles when they remembered seeing these rosaries while they were in Iraq or Afghanistan.  They really deeply appreciate them and use them.  Smiles come on their faces when they hear how long it takes to make such a rosary.  It means a lot to our veterans that people care enough about them to go to such extent to cord these rosaries and that also they are praying for them while they are making the rosaries.”

July 2017

   If interested, you can give these sacramentals to Catholic veterans via their chaplains.

You may contact us for a mailing address to send a gift,
or ask the Catholic chaplain at your local VA hospital.

Thank you for your support!

   Please do not send any rosaries with a knotted cross... only ones with a black plastic crucifix are used for Seat of Wisdom's ministry.  Please do not send any plastic beaded rosaries or use colors other than the camouflage cord specified above.

In the News:

   An interview with Fr. Hannigan was featured in an issue of the Catholic New World, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago.  CLICK HERE  to read the article.

prayer card with image of Jesus, high priest

This sturdy, 8.5 x 11 large prayer card was inspired by an Iraq veteran for fellow veterans whose injuries make it difficult to turn pages of a prayer book.

It includes traditional Catholic prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Apostles' Creed, Hail Holy Queen, Memorare, Angelus, Regina Coeli, Act of Contrition, Prayer Before a Crucifix, Prayer to St. Michael, Grace Before & Thanksgiving After Meals, Morning Offering, Anima Christi.  Available from Catholic Prayer Cards.

prayer card wth image of Our Lady in Eucharistic adoration

   We are a small group of volunteer civilians who offer our gifts and services on our own initiative.
In compliance with DoD regulations, contributions made through this site have not been requested or endorsed by any federal employee, active duty servicemember or branch of the military.

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