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The Rosary is a very old artifact indeed and has evolved in time, the actual form of the Rosary is not what it was in the very beginning. Rosary is a style of mental prayer that is based on repetition. This has been a tradition for many centuries since the early ages of monasticism. The emphasis upon repetition of brief, monologistic, prayer formulae laid ...


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There is frequent belief in New Age that everything "good" is from just one source. Many New Age gurus (including reiki masters) encourage their disciples to very strange forms of syncretism (even in "never stay long enough to learn the language" manner). From this perspective, it seems completely valid to use a reiki-infused Catholic rosary to count ...


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Bizarre. The user's profile page names the business as FoxRaven Designs. A quick search led me to FoxRaven's website, which claims: FoxRaven prayer beads, malas and rosaries are individually hand-crafted and reiki-charged in Connecticut by Maya, a Karuna and Usui Reiki Master. Maya creates Christian rosaries and prayer beads spanning many faiths, ...


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The concept of a string of prayer beads is hardly unique to Catholicism. They date back several centuries into BC times in various pagan religions. The term "rosary" adds a uniquely Catholic significance to it, but the term is probably being used here as shorthand: the only example most viewers are familiar with is the Catholic rosary, so that's what the ...


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I think a priest would tell you that the danger is in not praying it, they're usually pragmatic like that. Like some sacraments (Confession, Baptism) the intent is perhaps as important the action For catechumens who die before their Baptism, their explicit desire to receive it, together with repentance for their sins, and charity, assures them the ...


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The term "Rosary" refers to a set of prayer beads in a particular configuration, and also to the structured set of prayers which is guided by the beads. The actual, physical Rosary is a string of beads or knots constructed so as to guide the holder through praying the Rosary prayer. The loop part has 5 sections, separated by larger beads, each containing ...


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In the Catholic Church, there are two "types" of worship. On the one hand, there are the public liturgies of the Church (primarily the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours); on the other hand, there are all other devotions. These are known as private devotions, and, for the most part, are not subject to rules specifying how they are to be prayed. We see this ...


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I don't believe that there is any formal Catholic doctrine on the use of rosary beads (technically "a rosary" refers to the prayer, or rather sequence of prayers, not to the physical beads themselves). While the Catechism of the Catholic Church mentions the rosary (always referring to the prayers), it contains no description of how the beads ought to be ...


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How do young Catholics remember a set of prayers in order to pray the rosary? Do they have to memorize everything by rote, or do they get some help with mnemonics? Rosary is a combination of many prayers like Apostles' Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory to the Father.., twenty mysteries divided into four sets, Hail holy Queen, Litany of Mary etc. ...


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I don't know of any danger of a non-blessed rosary except for omission of prayer just because I don't have a blessed rosary. It's also completely OK to pray the prayer of rosary without a rosary as the item. The item is not really important, the prayer is important. On the other hand, the intent of the blessing is to help my prayer, so it's not useless. You ...



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