Rosary Direction of Prayer


#1
  • Clockwise
  • Counterclockwise
  • Don’t know / don’t care / I can’t tell the direction with my Rosary

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#2

There’s no way to answer this until you give us a referent for the “front” of the Rosary.


#3

With the crucifix facing up/Jesus looking at you


#4

It probably depends upon handedness. I’m left-handed,so I proceed clockwise. But, even when you do not have the beads handy, you still have10 digits on your hands.


#5

Every rosary I’ve ever owned the crucifix sits in a plane 90° from the plane of the decade beads, so there is neither clockwise nor counterclockwise.


#6

Decades plane 90° from field of view, crucifix facing:

Decades plane facing field of view, crucifix 90°:


#7

Neither of my rosaries hang like that.

That’s interesting you’ve found something to break my paradigm, though :smiley:


#8

Where are you getting your rosaries!? I’ve yet to find one that lays flat and believe me I’ve been lookin!

Anyway, I pray clockwise no matter which way the crucifix or clasp is facing (however the decade’s plane is facing me I pray clockwise relative to that). I hold the rosary in my left hand habitually so my dominant hand is free to do other things (sign of the cross, breast striking, etc.)


#9

Rugged Rosaries, and then my cheap freebie from my church- they both lay flat.


#10

Counterclockwise. I am right handed.


#11

I ussually go left :grinning:


#12

I’m usually counter-, but if I happen to be saying the Rosary with my left hand, it can get turned around


#13

Counter-clockwise and I am left-handed.


#14

Counter clockwise, right handed


#15

I’m right-handed but use my left hand for praying the Rosary, mainly because usually I pray the Rosary while driving. My wife says that is weird!


#16

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