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Old 06-09-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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Once Madonna started wearing them back in the 80s, all bets were off.
^^^^ Yep. That's the first thing that came to mind when I read the original post.
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:24 PM
 
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I'm Jewish and I see people wearing rosaries all the time
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Old 06-09-2017, 05:58 PM
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The nuns wore them at my Catholic school back in the '60s. I don't think it was a trend...

Oh, I see hertfordshire knows.
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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I've seen nuns wear them at the waist but not as decorative necklaces.

In Catholic high school, a lot of us would wear a scapular, which was a sort of necklace made of brown string with an embroidered square in the front and the back. It was always worn underneath the clothing, not out as a decoration.

More recently I've seen people wearing rosary rings or rosary spinner rings.
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Old 06-09-2017, 08:21 PM
 
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It depends. Wearing rosaries as necklaces became popular in the 60's, when Buddhism and other Eastern religions were a fad. Buddhism is even more popular now, and I see those rosaries (they're called "malas", and some of the Buddhist ones are made of bone, which I don't think is common in the Catholic tradition) worn as necklaces from time to time.
Sorry Ruth, but malas and rosaries are not the same thing. The only connection they have is that the idea of using a string of beads to keep count of prayers was probably taken from the Buddhists/mystics by Catholics.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:02 PM
 
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This kind of reminds me of a conversation I had with a buddhist friend. Hello, she said, yoga positions are NOT exercise!! They're prayer positions. They're not exercise, any more than Catholics (which is my childhood religion) kneel, stand up, sit down, kneel is meant to be a physical work out. It's a prayer position.

To her, yoga being used as a workout exercise routine is offensive.

Just as rosaries aren't jewelry.
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Old 06-10-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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Guys wore them in 'Nam.
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Old 06-10-2017, 09:06 AM
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I would definitely wear a rosary-Style necklace if I could find one that didn.t have a giant, garish-looking cross at the end. But, yes I totally agree wearing an "authentic" rosary is declasse.
Mom said no way when I wanted to wear one when just a little kid and just because some heathen named Madonna did doesn.t make it ok.
I am no prude but I know whats sacred and what isn.t!
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Old 06-10-2017, 12:59 PM
 
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It depends. Wearing rosaries as necklaces became popular in the 60's, when Buddhism and other Eastern religions were a fad. Buddhism is even more popular now, and I see those rosaries (they're called "malas", and some of the Buddhist ones are made of bone, which I don't think is common in the Catholic tradition) worn as necklaces from time to time.
Hindus sometimes wear malas of rudraksha beads that are actual seeds from a particular tree that grows mostly in Nepal. However, it looks nothing like a Catholic rosary. A full size one is 108 beads(plus 1), sometimes with small spacers of wood but not of varying size beads or gaps between beads. They are used similarly for counting purposes to keep your place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudraksha
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Where I live, its the Latinos/Hispanics/blacks (maybe African American is right word?)/etc, and I saw only men wear it. Never saw a woman wear it. I saw that started as a trend a few years ago with these people, and only ones I saw doing this.
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