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Old Oct 23, '04, 5:49 am
dizzy_dave dizzy_dave is offline
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Exclamation Why do we get Rosaries and medals Blessed?

Why would we as Catholics have objects such as Rosaries, medals, pictures, etc. blessed? I mean since the objects have no power then why is it done? I don't quite understand the concept of why this is done.
When you look at a crucifix you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you NOW. - Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
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Old Oct 23, '04, 6:14 am
Edwin1961 Edwin1961 is offline
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Default Re: Why do we get Rosaries and medals Blessed?

It could be for the following reasons:

For protection against the evil one and his dark angels...

For graces to be bestowed upon someone using them...

I'm just grabbing these ideas out of thin air.
I guess it is like having your home blessed each year (a tradion inthe Byzantine Catholic Rutherian Rite).

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Old Oct 23, '04, 6:21 am
MrS MrS is offline
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Default Re: Why do we get Rosaries and medals Blessed?

A blessing is a grace. A priest give the blessing at the end of Mass to all with the instructions to go forth and live the Gospel. His blessing "empowers" us to do our job better.

A father can (and should) bless his children, "empowering" them to fullfill their vocation as an obedient child.

Blessing an object (rosary, medal) etc is an outward sign demonstrating the real significance of that object. In a way, it "empowers" that object to do what it is meant to do.

All blessings are Christ-centered....and thus "empower" the person or object to do what they are meant to do. Without exception, everything we do should be Christ-centered. Thus the blessing includes the sign of the Cross and the invocation of the Trinity.

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Old Oct 23, '04, 9:51 am
Deacon Tony560 Deacon Tony560 is offline
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Smile Re: Why do we get Rosaries and medals Blessed?

Some good answers. I really enjoy blessing religious objects. At our Ordination, the bishop took the hands of the candidates into his own hands, so in a sense we are passing on the blessing. Blessing articles allows me to say a little private prayer with members of my community. I always make the blessing personal and try to relate them to the person and their family.

May God bless you,
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