A pro-life rosary

Carolyn Lefeber, a member of St. Patrick Parish in Stephensville, was one of about 100 people to attend the Disciples for Life Conference on Jan. 23 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.

During the conference, Bishop David RIcken led those in attendance and those watching via livestream in recitation of the “pro-life rosary.” During an interview with the Compass following the recitation, Lefeber displayed a “rosary of the unborn” she used and offered a description of the unique rosary.

Carolyn Lefeber  holds a pro-life rosary that features the likeness of a fetus in each rosary bead.  (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

“This rosary is different than most, because each Hail Mary bead is a teardrop with (an image of) an unborn baby inside,” she said. “Each Hail Mary, said with devotion and trust in Mary, will save a baby from abortion. The rosary is called ‘The Rosary of the Unborn.’”

Lefeber is active in the pro-life movement. In a 2019 interview, she told The Compass that she attended her first March for Life rally while a freshman at Hortonville High School. Lefeber said the rosary is especially meaningful for Catholics who might pray the rosary while participating in pro-life events such as 40 Days for Life. She said it can be purchased at rosaryoftheunborn.com.

About Sam Lucero

Lucero is news and information director for The Compass and a 30-year veteran of the Catholic press. When not at his desk, he enjoys taking photos and posting them online to share with friends. His “Bugs Up Close,” a macrophotography gallery of insects and plants found in his back yard, is a work in progress.  To see a sample go to his Inspired Images website. Follow him on Twitter for tweets about church, photography and technology.