During RCIA we were told not to wear the rosary, much to my disagreement.
A couple years later I read the Secret of the Rosary and I was so happy. I love that book.
Anytime someone wants to discourage signs of being a Catholic I think you should really think hard about that.
For so many reasons. Think of ALL the martyrs who DIED to practice Catholicism. And we have the freedom to be Catholics. No one can take that away. For years if anyone knew you were Catholic they would kill you! No wonder people proudly displayed their rosaries! This is a great thing to be a Catholic and to have the rosary.
Even if I didn’t say the rosary, I’d still wear the rosary.
Like it says in Secret of the Rosary, there is a benefit to even just wearing it. Even wearing the rosary is better than just totally rejecting it on all levels.
Original poster - I hope you have a change of heart about wearing the rosary. Read Secret of the Rosary. It will make you see that wearing the rosary is an old custom of Catholics, through times and places, the faithful have worn the rosary. People used to wear it just as a form of Catholic identity.