Bette Dean just finished making her 400th rosary.
“I’ve always had a deep devotion for the rosary. It’s a beautiful way to meditate on the beauty of our Lord,” she said. “There are the joyful and sorrowful events, the glorious ones and the mysteries of light that have to do with the Lord making his presence known, all of those things are just beautiful events to think about. It’s a very powerful prayer.”
Dean is a member of the Women’s Guild at the Nativity Catholic Church in Broomfield.
In February, they made specialized rosaries for U.S. soldiers fighting overseas and sent them to a military priest in Carmel, Ind., who will distribute them.
“It’s a privilege to know they are going to be in the hands of someone who needs them and takes comfort in the prayers,” Dean said. “Sometimes we think there is only power in doing very great things, but something simple like this has a very profound impact on someone’s personal spirituality.”