Wearing Rosary as necklace.
#1
I went to London today and saw five very different people wearing Rosaries around their necks in what appears to be a fashion statememt. One was a young skinny teenage boy, one a woman in her 50sqm another a strapping Negro on the train who looked about 35. Is this some new fashion?
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#2
(08-24-2011, 02:46 PM)ggreg Wrote: I went to London today and saw five very different people wearing Rosaries around their necks in what appears to be a fashion statememt. One was a young skinny teenage boy, one a woman in her 50sqm another a strapping Negro on the train who looked about 35. Is this some new fashion?

It's been going on for a while. 
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#3
New? Hardly:

Beckham way back when, before he moved to the states:

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britney:

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#4
Must be more than a general fashion given the number of people I was wearing then today and their diversity. Has there been some recent fashion statement or mega star wearing one?
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(08-24-2011, 02:58 PM)ggreg Wrote: Must be more than a general fashion given the number of people I was wearing then today and their diversity. Has there been some recent fashion statement or mega star wearing one?

Maybe London is just behind the times or you haven't been paying attention? 
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#6
Here in the U.S it oftentimes denotes the individual as a gang member. The rosary is usually accompanied by pants around the bottom of the ass and various tattoos.
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#7
I've seen it occasionally here.

There was a young African male on a bus I was taking into Glasgow City Centre a few months ago.  He was wearing about 5 rosaries.  I think that was a bit overboard.  But I also think he was likely foreign because no one in their right mind would wear a rosary so obviously in Glasgow.  I think it's enough to have someone classified as clinically insane.

There's also an Indian/Pakistani family at my local parish.  I've noticed the eldest son wears a chorded rosary.  But I also see his family occasionally popping in to say the Rosary after Mass so I don't think it's much of a fashion statement for him.  Especially because it was tucked under his shirt.
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#8
St. Louis De Monfort, The Secret of the Rosary

Alphonsus, King of Leon and Galicia, very much wanted all his servants to honor the Blessed Virgin by saying the Rosary. So he used to hang a large rosary on his belt and always wore it, but unfortunately never said it himself. Nevertheless his wearing it encouraged his courtiers to say the Rosary very devoutly.

One day the King fell seriously ill and when he was given up for dead he found himself, in a vision, before the judgement seat of Our Lord. Many devils were there accusing him of all the sins he had committed and Our Lord as Sovereign Judge was just about to condemn him to hell when Our Lady appeared to intercede for him. She called for a pair of scales and had his sins placed in one of the balances whereas she put the rosary that he had always worn on the other scale, together with all the Rosaries that had been said because of his example. It was found that the Rosaries weighed more than his sins.

Looking at him with great kindness Our Lady said: "As a reward for this little honor that you paid me in wearing my Rosary, I have obtained a great grace for you from my Son. Your life will be spared for a few more years. See that you spend these years wisely, and do penance."

When the King regained consciousness he cried out: "Blessed be the Rosary of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, by which I have been delivered from eternal damnation!"

After he had recovered his health he spent the rest of his life in spreading devotion to the Holy Rosary and said it faithfully every day. People who love the Blessed Virgin out to follow the example of King Alphonsus and that of the saints whom I have mentioned so that they too may win other souls for the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary. They will then receive great graces on earth and eternal life later on. "They that explain me shall have life everlasting life." [1] Ecclus. 24:31

And here is another:

Blessed Alan relates that a man he knew had tried desperately all kinds of devotions to rid himself of the evil spirit which possessed him, but without success. Finally, he thought of wearing his rosary round his neck, which eased him considerably. He discovered that whenever he took it off the devil tormented him cruelly, so he resolved to wear it night and day. This drove the evil spirit away forever because he could not bear such a terrible chain. Blessed Alan also testifies that he delivered a great number of those who were possessed by putting a rosary around their necks.

Father Jean Amat, of the Order of St. Dominic, was giving a series of Lenten sermons in the Kingdom of Aragon one year, when a young girl was brought to him who was possessed by the devil. After he had exorcised her several times without success, he put his rosary round her neck. Hardly had he done so when the girl began to scream and cry out in a fearful way, shrieking, "Take it off, take it off; these beads are tormenting me." At last, the priest, filled with pity for the girl, took his rosary off her.

The very next night, when Fr. Amat was in bed, the same devils who had possession of the girl came to him, foaming with rage and tried to seize him. But he had his rosary clasped in his hand and no efforts of theirs could wrench it from him. He beat them with it very well indeed and put them to flight, crying out, "Holy Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, come to my help."

The next day on his way to the church, he met the poor girl, still possessed; one of the devils within her started to jeer at him, saying, "Well, brother, if you had been without your rosary, we should have made short shrift of you." Then the good Father threw his rosary round the girl's neck without more ado, saying, "By the sacred names of Jesus and Mary his holy Mother, and by the power of the holy Rosary, I command you, evil spirits, to leave the body of this girl at once." They were immediately forced to obey him, and she was delivered from them. These stories show the power of the holy Rosary in overcoming all sorts of temptations from the evil spirits and all sorts of sins, because these blessed beads of the Rosary put devils to rout.
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#9
Nothing wron eith it
inwesr mine hanging of my belt. It's large so it ends up at my knee. I hve it rigged so I can pray it as I walk or whatever wohout having to take it of my belt.
I've also seen it worn around the neck
nonplm at all
it's a out motive. In some places it's a gang symbol in others it's not. But regardless is the rosary wherether gangs use it or not.
I like seeing it worn
I can't tell u how many conversations I've had with people I see wearing the rosary about praying the rosary.
It's like an ice breaker to engage in a discusion abot prayer
soemtimes they say f off it's just for fashion most times though those whom unspoken to wearing it are iopen to discussing praying it even if they havnt been to mass for decade
I thi k it's no plm
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#10
If you're wearing it around your neck and under your shirt for safe-keeping then ok.  But these idiots are wearing it outside of their shirt as some sort of fashion statement, and that obviously trivializes the rosary.
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