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Only In Print: Family Tradition Carries On One Rosary at a Time

The finished product is destined to fund a new home somewhere in the world. (Photo: Courtesy of Marie Panas)

ELMHURST — For Marie Panas, making rosaries by hand is a family tradition. She learned the skill from her mother when she was 7 years old, and now, decades later, she’s still at it.

Not only that, she helps others make rosaries. Panas, 62, is the leader of the Rosary Making Ministry at Ascension Parish in Elmhurst, where volunteers create hundreds of rosaries each week that are shipped out to…

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