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During the Korean War (1950 -1953) and its aftermath, Claire Berube’s mother, Blanche Lippe, made thousands of cord rosaries for American soldiers when the family resided in Massachusetts. Lippe also received reply letters from Archbishop Richard Cushing of Boston, top right, and Msgr. Pietro Galavotti of the Sacred Congregation of Rites at the Vatican, left, on behalf of Pope Pius XII, responding to her questions regarding indulgenced rosaries and blessings. In the wedding photo, bottom right, Berube, far right, is pictured with her mother Lippe, center.Photo By Michael Alexander
During the Korean War (1950 -1953) and its aftermath, Claire Berube’s mother, Blanche Lippe, made thousands of cord rosaries for American soldiers when the family resided in Massachusetts. Lippe also received reply letters from Archbishop Richard Cushing of Boston, top right, and Msgr. Pietro Galavotti of the Sacred Congregation of Rites at the Vatican, left, on behalf of Pope Pius XII, responding to her questions regarding indulgenced rosaries and blessings. In the wedding photo, bottom right, Berube, far right, is pictured with her mother Lippe, center.

Newnan

Daughter remembers her mother making rosaries for Korean War soldiers

NEWNAN—In Claire Berube’s childhood home, it was not unusual to see dozens and dozens of cord rosaries draped over the arms of chairs. Berube, a parishioner of St. George Church in Newnan, grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts. During the Korean War, Berube’s mother, Blanche Lippe, began making cord rosaries to send to American soldiers. “I […] Full Story