12 June 2009

Rosary Beads and Fashion


















I am struck recently by the number of people I see wearing Rosary beads. Is this a 'fashion statement' of some kind? I'm not against people developing a devotion to the Rosary prayer, and to Our Blessed Lady, but somehow it strikes me that this is not why people are wearing the beads.

Not totally sure how much this bothers me, but it does, to some extent. It would be nice to believe that an outbreak of love to Our Lady was behind this 'fad', but I can't be that gullible to believe it is true. I shall keep praying that it happens, though.

6 comments:

Volpius Leonius said...

Its a cheap way to imitate some celebrities who wore than once.

rosary beads are not for wearing round the neck, you can't pray them like that for one.

Al said...

Arround here Rosary beads are often seen hanging from the rear view mirror of a car.

Hidden One said...

You can so pray with them when they're worn around your neck, particularly if it's a large rosary.

stephensenior said...

I'm sure it could be a fashion statement, but, even as such it promotes awareness of the Lord because it is visible. also further reference..
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_it_a_sin_to_wear_the_rosary_on_you_right_ankle

Bobby said...

The Bible speaks specifically that you are to pray to God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, not a woman who is just as much of a sinner as you or I. Throw your rosaries away, they are blasphemous.

COG said...

Mary was born without sin, and was pure and full of grace when God made her Blessed Mother. When we pray the rosary we are meditating on Christ and his life and works on earth, and we pray the Lord's Pray, the Our Father. We reaffirm our belief in God. And we are asking the Blessed Mother of Christ, to intercede to God the Father through her son Jesus. Our Lord could not deny his Mothers request. I have a small car rosary, I can't hold it while driving but it reminds me to say a prayer at stop lights. As far as fashion, monks and nuns wear them at their waist and the Cross around their necks as a outward sign of their faith. If some idiot wears the rosary around their neck to look cool, maybe someone else will see it and be reminded to say a little pray to God at that moment. Things happen for a reason and only God knows why.