I had picked up some rosaries at the Vatican for my family members. There was a big sign in the store that said it was illegal to sell blessed rosaries anywhere in the world. I decided that I would still get them blessed while I was in Italy. Shouldn’t be hard to find a priest in Italy. We were moving along so fast most of the tour that I never had time. While in Venice we were standing outside of Basilica di San Marco and David says there is a priest. I go over and ask if he would mind blessing some rosaries for me. Expecting to be answered in Italian it came to great surprise to me when I am answered in a midwestern accent. I did get the rosaries blessed in Italy by an American priest who happen to be good friends with our arch bishop in Anchorage.