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Old 06-09-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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I just made a quick run to the grocery store for some dinner groceries and while there I saw a lady wearing a rosary as a necklace , when did a rosary become a piece of jewelry ? and I was raised catholic and I know what a rosary is for and I certainly don't think wearing it as a necklace is appropriate . Do any of you feel like this ?
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:57 AM
 
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I just made a quick run to the grocery store for some dinner groceries and while there I saw a lady wearing a rosary as a necklace , when did a rosary become a piece of jewelry ? and I was raised catholic and I know what a rosary is for and I certainly don't think wearing it as a necklace is appropriate . Do any of you feel like this ?
I see it now with some regularity - but it's usually high school or middle school girls.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I see it now with some regularity - but it's usually high school or middle school girls.
Once Madonna started wearing them back in the 80s, all bets were off.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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I see it worn by young people and ESPECIALLY by celebrities. I don't think most of them are Catholic, though. LOL.

I don't think it hurts anyone. To each his own and all that... The Rosary is beautiful. I think that is the attraction to those who wear it.

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Old 06-09-2017, 01:08 PM
 
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I just made a quick run to the grocery store for some dinner groceries and while there I saw a lady wearing a rosary as a necklace , when did a rosary become a piece of jewelry ? and I was raised catholic and I know what a rosary is for and I certainly don't think wearing it as a necklace is appropriate . Do any of you feel like this ?
When I lived in the U.S. I used to see some Latinos wearing it....forgot to say, most were men.

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Old 06-09-2017, 01:27 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I just made a quick run to the grocery store for some dinner groceries and while there I saw a lady wearing a rosary as a necklace , when did a rosary become a piece of jewelry ? and I was raised catholic and I know what a rosary is for and I certainly don't think wearing it as a necklace is appropriate . Do any of you feel like this ?
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.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:30 PM
 
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As a non catholic if I saw a rosary at an estate sale or some such I would probably assume it was just a pretty cross
necklace and wouldn't think twice if I saw someone wearing one as such.
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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I just made a quick run to the grocery store for some dinner groceries and while there I saw a lady wearing a rosary as a necklace , when did a rosary become a piece of jewelry ? and I was raised catholic and I know what a rosary is for and I certainly don't think wearing it as a necklace is appropriate . Do any of you feel like this ?
Early 80s. So rest assured it is just a flash in the pan fad. Give it another 30 years and kids will think it looks wrong again.
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Old 06-09-2017, 03:17 PM
 
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Rosaries have been worn as necklaces for decades!

(Bonus points if you get the pun! Sister Mary Francis would be proud!)
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Old 06-09-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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Once Madonna started wearing them back in the 80s, all bets were off.
That's what I recall.
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