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May I own a rosary for artistic display?

Full Question

I think rosaries are beautiful and would like to own one, although I would not use it to pray. I have been told that it would be “wrong” for me to have a rosary, since I see them only as beautiful art. Can I own a rosary if I intend only to display it as art?

Answer

There is nothing wrong with buying a rosary because you consider it a beautiful art form. Many people collect examples of artifacts of religions of which they are not members. So long as the artifact is treated with dignity, reasonable religious people should be flattered rather than offended that you consider their religious emblems lovely enough to wish to display in your home.











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  1. jocelyn Reply

    i may not be a religious one. But i talk to God.. i have my rosary inside in my wallet a gift from my boyfriend now my husband. it was already 10 years inside my wallet.

  2. lionel Reply

    rosary is a very power full weapon against the devils

  3. Susie Reply

    I say the rosery for my family and friends and to tell the Virgin Mary to bless us and watch over us.

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