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The Rosary Path at Marylake

The World's Largest Living Rosary

A living Rosary, providing a Space for Reverent and Enriching Meditation upon the Prayers of the Rosary amidst the Peace and Natural Beauty of God’s Creation - designed by sacred artist Ted Harasti

The Augustinians have the biggest rosary in the world in King City, Ontario. The rosary winds across the acres of land near the Marylake Monastery and Villanova College. This site has also been designated as a site of pilgrimage for the Jubilee of Mercy.

Ted Harasti is an Ontario-based Sacred Artist, Sculptor, Muralist and Iconographer specializing in Greek and Russian Byzantine style devotional icons.

Ted Harasti is an Ontario-based Sacred Artist, Sculptor, Muralist and Iconographer specializing in Greek and Russian Byzantine style devotional icons.

The entire path of the rosary is about 1.5 kilometers in length and extends over twenty acres of rolling hills and old farm fields. To date, it is the largest rosary in the world.

Whether you are leisurely walking down its natural pathways, crossing over its foot bridges, or simply sitting by the stream to read or to rest, this tranquil, natural facility will nourish and refresh you.

Whether you are leisurely walking down its natural pathways, crossing over its foot bridges, or simply sitting by the stream to read or to rest, this tranquil, natural facility will nourish and refresh you.

The Great Crucifix, made of specially processed stainless steel, is nineteen feet long while the bronze corpus is eleven feet in length. It is created by renowned Canadian sculptor, Timothy Schmaltz. The scroll above the head of Christ indicating "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" was designed by Ted Harasti and is authentically inscribed in abbreviated form in three languages: Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, consistent with the Gospel narrative of Christ's Passion.

The Great Crucifix by Timothy Schmaltz. Click on the image for a larger view. Photo: Barry Wallace

Many people who meet here will become life-long friends. Some will join in our efforts to establish the Path while others will volunteer their time and talents to maintaining the Rosary Path as a Catholic renewal centre for saving and enriching many souls.

We plan to plant trees along the Rosary Path to provide shade and ambience, as indicated in this artist's rendering. Click on the image for a larger view.

The 1.5 kilometer Rosary Path at Marylake. Click on the image for a larger view.

For more information about the Rosary Path at Marylake, visit: http://www.holyrosaryshrine.org