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[General Introduction to] Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary "'All generations will call me blessed': 'The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.' The Church rightly honors 'the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of "Mother ...


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In Shamanism | New Advent mantras are incantations. Reciting the Holy Rosary is praying, which is raising one's mind and heart to God [cf. Penny Catechism, 141], therefore, they are diametrically opposed. From What is a Mantra?, mantras don’t have particular meanings ― they are simply 'vibrations of consciousness', therefore, there isn't any intersection ...


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I agree with Matt Gutting, and I would add that the direction of focus is an important difference. Disclaimer: I am answering from the Catholic perspective here, and my knowledge of other religions is not extensive. Edit, in response to people asking for a source. Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2708 reads: Meditation engages thought, ...


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According to Merriam-Webster, a mantra is a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating So I suppose that one might consider a Hail Mary or the other prayers used in the Rosary as a sort of mantra. Whether one would really want to depends on your view of meditation and meditative prayer. Merriam-Webster's Concise ...



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