I’m not sure if I should have posted in Spirituality or here; I tried Spirituality yesterday, but when I checked, my post wasn’t there, so I’ll try here – perhaps I’ll get it right this time.
Anyway, I’m employed by a Protestant “church”. Months ago, at a staff Bible study, when we were reading about “vain and repititious” prayers, a member of their clergy remarked: “yep, just like the Catholics with their rosaries.” I pulled mine out of my pocket and said, “if you don’t understand it, I’ll be happy to explain it to you.” The subject was quickly changed, and a couple of staffers asked me about it later in passing, but were turned off by the Marian nature of the prayers, so the subject was dropped.
Well, in the last four days, I’ve been approached seriously by 3 members of the staff and one member of their diocese, who are seriously interested in learning to pray the rosary. Since the cirumstances were in the midst of a busy work week, I Xeroxed a pamphlet I happened to have outlining the prayers and the mysteries, told them to follow the instructions and try it out, and set up a lunch date with each individual inquirer for next week.
Don’t want this attempt to fail like the last time. . . Where do I begin? Recommendations on readings, etc. would be helpful. And ideas on how to present the Mother of God to Protestants would be really helpful!