Sue Ann’s husband Bob had a dream one night of a rosary design unlike any rosary he had ever seen. The next morning, he suggested to Sue Anna Mary that she should make a “We Are One Body” rosary in reference to the passage of 1 Corinthians 12:12 when St. Paul says “For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. Now, we as Christians are all different but yet part of one body – “Christ.” So, a “We are one Body” rosary would be comprised of 59 beads, each one different from all the others. Sue Anna Mary collected the 59 different beads and designed the first “We Are One Body” rosary and gave it to the pastor of her parish. Since then, it has been our most cherished and popular rosary.
First Epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians, Chapter 12: verses 12 thru 20
"For as the body is one, and hath many members: and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink. For the body also is not one member, but many. If the foot should say, because I am not the hand, I am not of the body: is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear should say, because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were the eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? But now God hath set the members every one of them in the body as it hath pleased him. And if they all were one member, where would be the body? But now there are many members indeed, yet one body. "