While shopping lately I’ve noticed a lot of ‘necklaces’ that look exactly like rosaries. They are out there for people to buy and then wear as decorative jewelry. I have also seen a lot of jewelry with random charms that feature an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe for example, but are not sold for religious uses, but for decorative purposes. I feel that this is extremely disrespectful to rosaries and the Church, and is also sacrilegious, and I’m wondering what others think? Since they are not items created to be used as proper rosaries is this something I shouldn’t worry about? I feel as if I should be buying these things and putting them in a drawer somewhere just so no one misuses them (that might be a little extreme)!
Here is an example of what I’m talking about. It’s not the best example because this particular item is not an exact copy of a rosary, but it gives one the general idea