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Old Mar 20, '17, 7:22 pm
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Default What to do with a broken rosery

The rosary that I have been using for the past 8 years recently broke. I looked and don't think it could be fixed. I just don't think throwing it away is the best way. I would like to know before I get a new one, what I should do to with the broken one. Mother Mary is a big part in my life and throwing it away is like I am disrespecting her.
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The rosary that I have been using for the past 8 years recently broke. I looked and don't think it could be fixed. I just don't think throwing it away is the best way. I would like to know before I get a new one, what I should do to with the broken one. Mother Mary is a big part in my life and throwing it away is like I am disrespecting her.
Throw it away. Perhaps you could feel less guilty if you further broke up the rosary beads. There is no sin when you get rid of it.

Use the analogy of "holy" water. When you bless yourself the water eventually evaporates, although the individual water molecules still exist. Don't be scrupulous out this.
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With blessed items, one can bury them. Another way that I heard with Mother Angelica is to put them into new construction. I have used that way myself. I've gone where they are putting down sidewalk, explained I had a blessed object and asked permission for it to go into the cement. I have done this several times and never had anyone say "no". Although, I also live in a Catholic country.
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There are many places online that will repair broken rosaries and donate them to the missions.
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Does your church have a Rosary making group? Many churches do. Donate broken Rosaries to them, they may be able to reuse some or all of the parts. Tell them if it is blessed or not. It would feel nice to know that your Rosary breathed life into another one!
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Does your church have a Rosary making group? Many churches do. Donate broken Rosaries to them, they may be able to reuse some or all of the parts. Tell them if it is blessed or not. It would feel nice to know that your Rosary breathed life into another one!
THIS. I'll bet there are at least 6 or 7 people who make rosaries.
Just have them repair or rebuild it.
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Thanks for all the replies. When I was growing up my grandmother had a rosary and there was a small book that came with it. I remember reading in that book that if your rosary breaks and missing beads, do not repair it. Didn't say why?
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Thanks for all the replies. When I was growing up my grandmother had a rosary and there was a small book that came with it. I remember reading in that book that if your rosary breaks and missing beads, do not repair it. Didn't say why?
That is certainly false.
I have had many priests ask me to repair their rosaries for them over the years.
There is NO reason why one could not repair a rosary.
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That is certainly false.
I have had many priests ask me to repair their rosaries for them over the years.
There is NO reason why one could not repair a rosary.
Yes, I second that. For a long time, you could run into a Catholic book store with your Rosaries to have them repaired. I had a nice one that I had a jeweler repair one time. The person who wrote the little booklet was just wrong. It happens.
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I dismantledvseveral of my broken rosaries, saving (replacing broken ones too) the beads, the crucifix and center pieces. I got the materials to repair them and instructions in rosary making. I haven't yet gotten around to learning this skill, but I still hope to. If your looking for a skill to learn, you could try that. It could lead to a fun hobby, and create some nice gifts for people.
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seriously...your worried about a broken rosary? ?Worry about your starving neighbors or the one soul that got away from saving grace. Worry about the rape victim whose contemplating suicide. Worry about the refugees who have nowhere to go. Heck pick something to fret over, there's millions of things to put your energies into helping out with. But a broken rosary? I'm thinking Gods, anthropomorphically speaking, slapping his forehead right now.
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seriously...your worried about a broken rosary? ?Worry about your starving neighbors or the one soul that got away from saving grace. Worry about the rape victim whose contemplating suicide. Worry about the refugees who have nowhere to go. Heck pick something to fret over, there's millions of things to put your energies into helping out with. But a broken rosary? I'm thinking Gods, anthropomorphically speaking, slapping his forehead right now.
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seriously...your worried about a broken rosary? ?Worry about your starving neighbors or the one soul that got away from saving grace. Worry about the rape victim whose contemplating suicide. Worry about the refugees who have nowhere to go. Heck pick something to fret over, there's millions of things to put your energies into helping out with. But a broken rosary? I'm thinking Gods, anthropomorphically speaking, slapping his forehead right now.
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The OP wasn't "worried" about what to do, simply seeking advise. What good would "worrying" about these things do anyway? Catholics are capable of offering prayers AND considering what to do with their sacramentals at the same time. In fact, while praying the rosary one can offer prayers of Adoration, Atonement, Thanksgiving, and Petition.

Perhaps studying the history of the Rosary and our devotion to our Blessed Mother through it would go along to helping you understand.
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The OP wasn't "worried" about what to do, simply seeking advise. What good would "worrying" about these things do anyway? Catholics are capable of offering prayers AND considering what to do with their sacramentals at the same time. In fact, while praying the rosary one can offer prayers of Adoration, Atonement, Thanksgiving, and Petition.

Perhaps studying the history of the Rosary and our devotion to our Blessed Mother through it would go along to helping you understand.
My apologies. I came off strong there. I am not ignorant of the history of the rosary. I gathered from the OP in her wording she was indeed concerned with being disrespectful to Mary. That is to say worried of offending her. It just seems to me that Catholics have gotten so taken up by the minutia of proper ritual that the spirit of Gods charity gets lost on them. The only way someone would be disrespectful of God or Mary for that matter would be out of volition. Are we not led by the spirit? Why take up the rosary if your afraid of offending Mary in some manner? If you don't know in what manner you might disrespect her then better not to take up that which may cause offense.
Didn't God say better to be hot or cold rather than Luke warm, trifling over which way to go? You have to put these things into perspective and apply your energies accordingly. If the OP would have simply said for instance...what's a good use for a broken rosary I would have understood.
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