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Men’s Shed creates Rosary gift

Joyful work: With Our Lady of the Rosary School principal Andrew Oberthur are Samford Area Men’s Shed members (from left) Clive Botting, Alistair Sharp, Graham Macklin and Jim Loth.

Joyful work: With Our Lady of the Rosary School principal Andrew Oberthur are Samford Area Men’s Shed members (from left) Clive Botting, Alistair Sharp, Graham Macklin and Jim Loth.

By Paul Dobbyn

MEDITATION upon the mysteries of the Rosary will be that much easier for the students of Our Lady of the Rosary School, Kenmore, thanks to the efforts of the Samford Area Men’s Shed.

Using recycled camphor laurel timber from the school grounds, the men created 1.5m timber posts carved to identify the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous mysteries of the Rosary.

They also carved four collection bowls, 30 small crosses and a large 2m by 3m cross.

The items were recently presented to Our Lady of the Rosary School principal Andrew Oberthur.

“The posts provide a significant visual impact as part of the new school entry from Moggill Road,” he said. “They will also provide a focal point for prayer rituals and give a timely reminder upon entry to the school of the morals and values the school community espouses.”

Samford Men’s Shed member Graham Macklin, also known as “Macka”, said all involved in the work had very much enjoyed the exercise.

“It’s been a great result all round,” he said.

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