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Old Mar 17, '12, 1:54 pm
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Default Changing a centerpiece and/or crucifix on a blessed rosary

I was wondering, if I was to change on a purpose the centerpiece of a blessed rosary as well as the crucifix, would I need to have the rosary re-blessed? For example, I have a nice brown rosary with a St. Jude centerpiece but I want to change St. Jude to a Miraculous Medal centerpiece. Would the rosary need to be re-blessed? Another example, I have a rosary with a typical metal crucifix but I want to change the crucifix to a wooden one, do I still have to get the rosary re-blessed?
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Old Mar 17, '12, 1:58 pm
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I don't think it's required in any way. You might want to take the new items to be blessed before you add them to your Rosary.
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Old Mar 17, '12, 2:35 pm
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Just FYI, I have changed out the crucifix on my favorite rosary as well,

I had an older rosary put away, and I loved the strong links, ebony Hail Mary beads, and monkeyball ebony Our Father beads. It didn't have a crucifix, but I knew one would turn up eventually worthy of these old strong beads.

About a month ago I was in a second-hand thrift store. Under the counter glass, in a big basket of bobbles and jewelry, the little bit that was exposed caught my eye; a wonderful, old, worn brass/silverplate bunted intricate crucifix with wood cross inlay. It has an attached halo for Jesus and a crown of thorns attached to the back. The Corpus is brass, and is pretty worn. It's all hand-worked. It has a lot of visible uneven facets and filemarks on it's curved edges. I love handcrafted things a human made. I attached it to my old beads, and have been truly inspired by it. I've yet to have it blessed.

It replaced my other wood, double-wound rosary I bought new that has a nice crucifix. Btw: I bought it at Old Town's Immaculate Conception Church, at the Serra Gift shop next door. They have the best prices for good, quality rosaries. You wouldn't expect that for a tourist destination in San Diego, but they operate the Serra Gift Shop as a charity. It's operated by volunteers...who are very, very nice!

I pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I really, really love The Divine Mercy Chaplet and Divine Mercy Litany of Reparation.

btw again: On the subject of rosaries: When my very devout Great Grandmother died (bless her soul) my devout Grandmother inherited her rosary. When my Grandmother died (bless her soul), my Mother inherited the rosary. My mother decided to pass down the rosary to me early. So now I have it. It's really fragile, but I don't want to replace the wires. I only replaced the broken link wires. I keep it special.

btw again: Does anybody here still use their First Communion Rosary as their main rosary?

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Old Mar 17, '12, 4:23 pm
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Just FYI, I have changed out the crucifix on my favorite rosary as well,

I had an older rosary put away, and I loved the strong links, ebony Hail Mary beads, and monkeyball ebony Our Father beads. It didn't have a crucifix, but I knew one would turn up eventually worthy of these old strong beads.

About a month ago I was in a second-hand thrift store. Under the counter glass, in a big basket of bobbles and jewelry, the little bit that was exposed caught my eye; a wonderful, old, worn brass/silverplate bunted intricate crucifix with wood cross inlay. It has an attached halo for Jesus and a crown of thorns attached to the back. The Corpus is brass, and is pretty worn. It's all hand-worked. It has a lot of visible uneven facets and filemarks on it's curved edges. I love handcrafted things a human made. I attached it to my old beads, and have been truly inspired by it. I've yet to have it blessed.

It replaced my other wood, double-wound rosary I bought new that has a nice crucifix. Btw: I bought it at Old Town's Immaculate Conception Church, at the Serra Gift shop next door. They have the best prices for good, quality rosaries. You wouldn't expect that for a tourist destination in San Diego, but they operate the Serra Gift Shop as a charity. It's operated by volunteers...who are very, very nice!

I pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I really, really love The Divine Mercy Chaplet and Divine Mercy Litany of Reparation.

btw again: On the subject of rosaries: When my very devout Great Grandmother died (bless her soul) my devout Grandmother inherited her rosary. When my Grandmother died (bless her soul), my Mother inherited the rosary. My mother decided to pass down the rosary to me early. So now I have it. It's really fragile, but I don't want to replace the wires. I only replaced the broken link wires. I keep it special.

btw again: Does anybody here still use their First Communion Rosary as their main rosary?

Ahh, that's amazing. How do you replace broken links? I love the chaplet of Divine Mercy but I have never heard of the Litany of Reparation.

I used my First Communion rosary until my girlfriend wanted it and now she uses it.
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Old Mar 17, '12, 4:52 pm
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Ahh, that's amazing. How do you replace broken links? I love the chaplet of Divine Mercy but I have never heard of the Litany of Reparation.

I used my First Communion rosary until my girlfriend wanted it and now she uses it.
I had never heard of the Litany of Reparation either, but I assume this is it....

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, offered for the salvation of sinners,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, annihilated on the altar for us and by us,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, despised by lukewarm Christians,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, mark of contradiction,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, delivered over to Jews and heretics,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, insulted by blasphemers,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, Bread of angels, given to animals,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, flung into the mud and trampled underfoot,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, dishonored by unfaithful priests,
Have mercy on us.

Sacred Host, forgotten and abandoned in Thy churches,
Have mercy on us.

Be merciful unto us,
Pardon us, O Lord.

Be merciful unto us,
Hear us, O Lord.

For the outrageous contempt of this most wonderful Sacrament,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For Thine extreme humiliation in Thine admirable Sacrament,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For all unworthy Communions,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For the irreverences of wicked Christians,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For the profanation of Thy sanctuaries,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For the holy ciboriums dishonored and carried away by force,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For the continual blasphemies of impious men,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For the obduracy and treachery of heretics,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For the unworthy conversations carried on in Thy holy temples,
We offer Thee our reparation.

For the profaners of Thy churches
which they have desecrated by their sacrileges,
We offer Thee our reparation.

That it may please Thee to increase in all Christians
the reverence due to this adorable Mystery,
we beseech Thee, hear us.

That it may please Thee to manifest the Sacrament
of Thy Love to heretics,
we beseech Thee, hear us.

That it may please Thee to grant us
the grace to atone for their hatred
by our burning love for Thee,
we beseech Thee, hear us.

That it may please Thee
that the insults of those who outrage Thee
may rather be directed against ourselves,
we beseech Thee, hear us.

That it may please Thee graciously
to receive this our humble reparation,
we beseech Thee, hear us.

That it may please Thee to make our adoration acceptable to Thee,
we beseech Thee, hear us.

Pure Host,
hear our prayer.

Holy Host,
hear our prayer.

Immaculate Host,
hear our prayer.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.

V. See, O Lord, our affliction,
R. And give glory to Thy Holy Name.

Let Us Pray

O Lord Jesus Christ,
Who dost deign to remain with us
in Thy wonderful Sacrament to the end of the world,
in order to give to Thy Father,
by the memory of Thy Passion, eternal glory,
and to give to us the Bread of life everlasting:
Grant us the grace to mourn,
with a heart full of sorrow,
over the injuries which Thou hast received
in this adorable Mystery,
and over the many sacrileges
which are committed by the impious,
by heretics and by bad Catholics.

Inflame us with an ardent zeal
to repair all these insults to which,
in Thine infinite mercy,
Thou hast preferred to expose Thyself
rather than deprive us of Thy Presence on our altars,
Who with God the Father
and the Holy Spirit
livest and reignest one God,
world without end.

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Ahh, that's amazing. How do you replace broken links? I love the chaplet of Divine Mercy but I have never heard of the Litany of Reparation.

I used my First Communion rosary until my girlfriend wanted it and now she uses it.
To fix it, I went to a bead store and bought these little wires they sell specifically for this. They're pretty common. They come in packages of about 50, they're about an inch long, and they have a hoop on one side, and are straight on the other end. They make it really easy. The trouble is finding a matching bead to replace missing beads.

Coincidence is, last night I was in another second hand store and found an awesome "Apostol Santiago" rosary. It reads that on the centerpiece and has an image of Saint James. It has a uniquely shaped crucifix. It needs a wooden bead replaced too. So I'll be searching for a bead to fix that one as well. I have mixed feelings about having too many rosaries, but only buy them if they introduce me to a new outlook of the Faith, or seem to carry a meaning. Maybe someone can help with that with some guidance. I only have ten: one is my main rosary, one is my backup rosary, one is my First Communion rosary, one is my Great Grandmother's rosary, one is my blue crystal bead rosary near my picture of Mary, one is my white pearl rosary draped on my Our Lady of Lourdes figurine's hands, two are Pope John Paul II rosaries and are draped on my pictures of Saint Clare and Saint Isodore the Farmer, one is a small black rosary draped on my picture of Saint Catherine of Siena,and now the Apostol Santiago rosary.

As for the Litany of Reparation, I'll type it in a new post, because if I mess up, I don't want to type this whole post again (whew!)
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That is the Litany of Reparation, but here's the one I pray. It's distributed by http://www.TheDivineMercy.org To me, this is very heartfelt. As for what version is "The Version". I wish I knew.

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The Litany of Reparation

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of Heaven,
.... have mercy on us.
God the Son, Mediator between God and man,
.... have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Enlightener of hearts, ..
.... have mercy on us.
Holy and undivided Trinity,
.... have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Victim of reparation for the sins of the world,
.... have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Immolated on the alter for us and by us,
.... have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Despised and neglected,
.... have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Outraged by the blasphemies of men,
.... have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Neglected and abandoned in Your temples,
.... have mercy on us.

Be merciful unto us:
spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful unto us:
hear us, O Lord.

For so many unworthy Communions,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the irreverence of Christians,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the continual blasphemies of the impious,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the infamous discourses made in Your holy temples,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the crimes of sinners,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the sacrileges which profane Your Sacrament of Love,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the coldness of Your children,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For their contempt of Your loving invitations,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the infidelity of those who call themselves Your friends,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For the abuse of Your grace, ..
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For our unfaithfulness,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For our delay in loving You,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For our tepidity in Your holy service,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For Your long waiting at the door of our hearts,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For Your loving sighs,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For Your loving tears,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For Your loving imprisonment,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.
For Your loving death,
... we offer You our reparation, O Lord.

That You spare us, that You hear us,
... we sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will make known Your love for us in this Most Holy Sacrament,
... we sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will vouchsafe to accept our reparation, made in the spirit of humility,
... we sinners beseech You, hear us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us, O Lord.

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(my comment: I tried to type it letter perfect from www.thedivinemercy.org They don't have it readily available to cut and paste, so this is from their printed form. I'm a stickler for prayer accuracy myself, so it's duplicated as perfect as I could possibly could. I think this version has a sad sharpness to it. It really gives me feelings when I say it. I keep this copy in my prayer book I take to Eucharistic Adoration on Thursdays. Hope you like it.)

Patrick

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That is the Litany of Reparation, but here's the one I pray. It's distributed by http://www.TheDivineMercy.org To me, this is very heartfelt. As for what version is "The Version". I wish I knew.

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Who cares which version is "The Version"I am sure Jesus is just as pleased with any version prayed from the heart!

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So I'll be searching for a bead to fix that one as well.
(whew!)
AAAArrrrrrggggg.....

Don't talk to me about beads, I have just spent the last 2 days sorting out my boxes and boxes of beads.

Not rosaries, loose beads, I collect them for making rosaries and chaplets.

I am glad now that it is done, but half way through I wished I had never started.
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