About praying the rosary


#1

I’m back, after 35 years, and there are so many things I have forgotten. Is is OK to pray the rosary on a rosary that isn’t blessed?? Is it OK to say the rosary in sections thru the day, or must I pray it all at once?? I’m in a very odd situation in my life. I can’t openly “be Catholic” so I’m doing the best I can. I carry a string with 10 knots for the Hail Marys and a knot on the end for the Our Father in my pocket. I do have one rosary that is blessed and I try to use it whenever I can. I have 2 other that I have made from kits but aren’t blessed. I am trying to have a rosary in all the rooms I use during the day so I can stop using the “string with knots”!! My contact with a priest or other Catholics is non-existant at this time, so I must rely on the forums for a lot of my answers!!


#2

The Deacon who instructed me in the Faith said that it is perfectly all right to pray the Rosary a decade at a time. He said there were a lot of people who said they did not have time or “got bored” – and that Our Lady would rather have you pray it one decade at a time than not pray it at all.

The other answers I don’t know as I am a new Catholic. God bless you.


#3

How wonderful it is for you to pray the Rosary. Yes, it is ok to pray the Rosary on Rosary that is not blessed. Sometimes, I forgot my Rosary at home, I use my finger too. I remembered when I was kid, I make a rosary out of a rubberband. :slight_smile: You can also pray the rosary throughout the day and you can pray while waiting in line at a supermarket, at a stop sign, walking, etc …

It is very wonderful and blessing to pray the Rosary for ourselves and for all.


#4

Hello,

First, welcome home!

Now, to answer your questions: yes, it is okay to pray on an unblessed rosary. I did it for several months until I finally had a chance to have a priest bless it. You might also consider looking into purchasing a “rosary ring,” which is fairly inconspicuous. I have been known to pray the rosary using the digits on my fingers. For example: Our Father on the thumb, 3 Aves on the index, middle and ring finger then one Ave on the little finger. Works out well, and no one has any day you’re praying the rosary.

God bless!


#5

Dear “sistermouse”… First, I’d like to say WELCOME HOME! :hug1:

The fact that you must conceal your faith, for now… is sad. I pray that this situation will ease for you.

There have been times… when I found myself without my Rosary beads (I usually carry them with me)… where I have actually used my 10 FINGERS! lol. :rotfl: And it occurred to me… that for those of us, blessed to have 10 fingers… we have a “built in” Rosary!

Keep it in mind. It might come in handy (no pun intended) :wink: God bless you. You are in my prayers.


#6

A decade at a time? Sometimes I can only say it one or two Hail Marys at a time! I still am happy to do so - it’s got to be much better to pray, even S-L-O-W-L-Y, than not.


#7

The important part about praying the Rosary is, simply, to just pray the Rosary.


#8

Fr. Corapi says Just Do It! :smiley:


#9

I read once (somewhere) that a priest who was in prison for the faith, I believe somewhere in Asia, used matches from a matchbook to say the rosary. That way the guards didn’t even know he was praying, they just thought he was crazy, staring at matches.


#10

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