ABOUT US

The Paternoster Guild creates historically accurate medieval Paternosters, which were the original version of the modern rosary. 

Craft guilds in medieval Europe simultaneously pursued piety and profit, requiring both a high quality of craftsmanship and an active devotional life from their members.

This Guild seeks to educate and inspire all history buffs and devotees of prayer about the historical, cultural & spiritual significance of the Paternoster and its many layers of influence within medieval culture, as well its connection between the past and the present.

The founder of the Guild is a Seattle-based artist, Janelle Bighinatti, who designs and hand-crafts these historically authentic medieval rosaries. Megan Lorance has recently joined the Guild as a co-designer. Both are die-hard medievalists.

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