It may be you’ve been watching TV and have noticed a fashion trend . A celebrity is making a public appearance with a rosary hanging around his neck , but behaving in a way that does not correspond much to the purpose of this sacred object. Although it is not uncommon to see the accounts used for shows and glamor, such acts are disapproved by the Catholic church. However, there are acceptable reasons to use a sterling silver rosary.
The law of the Catholic Church does not prohibit use rosary beads for pious reasons and as a statement of faith . But carrying a rosary just for secular purposes is inappropriate . The church places great emphasis on prayer and rosary treat with reverence, faith and devotion to Jesus and the Virgin Mary . ” Sacred objects , which are designated for divine worship by dedication or blessing , should be treated with reverence and should not be used for profane uses or inappropriate if they are owned by private persons ,” according to the Code of the Catholic Church on canon law .
Santo Domingo popularized the rosary in the early thirteenth century as a tool against sin and heresy. Tradition holds that the Virgin Mary appeared in front of Santo Domingo, giving a string of beads and instructing him to recite the rosary. However, the Dominican theologian Fr Ennio Staid said that devotional prayers to Mary predated Santo Domingo, but the saint and the Dominicans were effective in promoting the rosary , according to the magazine “This Rock” .
Meaning of the Rosary
The Catholic Church teaches that prayer is to pray the rosary the gospel. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the United States states that the rosary ” opens us to the mystery of God’s love focusing our attention on the Scriptures .” In 2002 Pope John Paul II wrote in a letter called ” The Rosary of the Virgin Mary” that the Rosary is the heart of Christian life , offering ” a spiritual and educational family and enriching opportunity for personal contemplation , the formation of people of God and the new evangelization. ”
Pray the rosary recitation and meditation required . Catholics pray what is known about five ” decades ” , which consists of five different meditations on the lives of Jesus and Mary and 10 prayer ” Ave Maria ” . An “Our Father” separates each set of Hail Marys . A decade ends praying the “Gloria” . The accounts are used to keep track of the prayers.
The late Father Patrick Peyton is known as “the father of the Rosary ” because of his devotion to promoting family prayer, especially the rosary. Your Family Theater Productions created radio and then television featuring Hollywood stars, including Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart and Loretta Young, advocating prayer and moral . Father Peyton ‘s slogan , “The family that prays together stays together ” became the motto of his cause.