Roman Catholic Dioceses of Tucson and Phoenix
Arizona Rosary Celebration is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Arizona State Council. It is assisted by the Dioceses of Tucson and Phoenix, Legion of Mary, Catholic Daughters of America, and many other Lay Catholic organizations.
Contact us via e-mail at: AZRosary@yahoo.com
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Speak to someone about the Arizona Rosary Celebration by calling Mario Fierros at telephone (623) 939-1840 (Se habla Espanol). For Tucson Specific Information, contact Al Tuckerat (520) 825-1248.
For Media Information, contact John Garcia, Public Relations Director at (602) 525-4424, or via e-mail at: email@example.com
The above image of the a mosiac of the Immaculate Conception is licensed by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, for the expressed use of the Arizona Rosary Celebration 2012. Any duplication is not authorized for any other purpose without the expressed permission of the Knights of Columbus.
The Immaculate Conception is a mosaic copy of the painting La Purissima Bionda by Murillo, the "inventor" of the composition of the Immaculate Conception as we know of today. This mosaic is the gift of Popes Benedict XV and Pius XI. It contains approximately 35,000 pieces of natural color stone reflecting some 27,000 hues and tints. The mosaic tesserae were ground to a smooth flat surface to resemble a painting rather than a mosaic. The mosaic is a bit larger than the original painting and it weighs more than three tons. Taking five years to complete, The Immaculate Conception mosaic was blessed and dedicated on November 12, 1930 (2009, National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception).
The Arizona Rosary Celebration is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations may be tax deductible.
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