Ghirelli's World Meeting Of Families Rosaries Now Available For Purchase

Special custom rosaries commemorating Pope Francis' visit during the World Meeting of Families unveiled in Philadelphia and ready for purchase.

Online PR News – 12-September-2015 – Chicago, IL – Event’s Executive Director calls rosaries “true collectors’ items”

Chicago, IL (September 11, 2015) - Ghirelli S.r.l., an Italian designer and manufacturer of hand made custom rosaries, announced today their entire collection of rosaries created exclusively for the World Meeting of Families have been unveiled and are now available for purchase online and at the official event merchandise store in Philadelphia.

Ghirelli S.r.l., known throughout Europe for designing rosaries for Marian shrines, as well as the Vatican, sees its involvement with the World Meeting of Families 2015 in Philadelphia as a tremendous opportunity to broaden the Ghirelli name further into the U.S. market. “We are honored and excited to be the preferred supplier for the World Meeting of Families,” said Dino Piccinini, Director of Sales & Marketing for Ghirelli U.S.A. “To have our rosaries featured at this level, and accessible to so many at one time, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Each of the more than 140,000 rosaries Ghirelli created for the World Meeting of Families are hand made in Italy and incorporate elements from the event’s branding – including the unique “bell” logo and the Holy Family portrait icon – in precise detail. The rosary crucifixes and centerpieces are made from a metal alloy, finished in antique silver and gold, and bead varieties include Italian wood, Bohemian glass and Swarovski crystal in many sizes, shapes and colors. The rosaries are available at various price points in order to fit a wide range of budgets.

“The Holy Father urges us to pray the rosary daily, so picking one for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 was an important task,” explained Donna Crilley Farrell, Executive Director of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. “When we were presented with the designs from Ghirelli we were delighted. Their representation of the rosary with the theme of the World Meeting of Families was just what we were looking for.”

For more than 25 years, Alessandro and Cinzia Ghirelli, owners and founders of Ghirelli S.r.l., have lived out their Catholic faith designing and making beautiful and original rosaries. Their devotion to the rosary is their entire life – both personal and professional.

“Ghirelli embodies the message of the World Meeting of Families, which is to live and love as a family fully alive in faith,” said Piccinini. “It’s not only a family business, but a family mission as well.”

Those interested in purchasing the exclusive World Meeting of Families rosaries and other related rosary products from Ghirelli can visit or the store, located in the Aramark Tower at 1101 Market Street in Philadelphia. Rosaries will also be available for purchase during the week-long event in Philadelphia later this month.

“The rosaries Ghirelli has created are true collectors’ items and will be one of the most important keepsakes pilgrims can take away from the event.” said Farrell.


About Ghirelli S.r.l.
Ghirelli S.r.l. began with the marriage of Alessandro and Cinzia Ghirelli in 1988 and has evolved into a company that includes a tightly knit family, rooted in Christian values with a clear mission: to put creativity at the service of prayer. Ghirelli designs the gift rosaries donated by the last three popes during their apostolic journeys and audiences. In addition, Ghirelli has designed the Rosary Collections of the Vatican Museums, the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, and the International Shrine of Fatima, among other popular Catholic and Marian destinations. Their current rosary collection can be seen at and information about their special/custom rosary projects can be viewed at For more information, please contact Dino Piccinini directly at 419-708-6352 or via email at