Pray the Rosary in the Street?

“You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God,” writes St. Josemaria Escriva in Furrow, 478.

The Pope does it — China Daily recently published a Reuters picture of the Holy Fathers praying as he walked a mountain path in Switzerland.  But I’ve never seen anyone walk the streets of Manhattan or Washington, D.C., rosary beads in hand.

Peggy Noonan, in her book on Blessed Pope John Paul II, quotes another person as saying she prays the Rosary while she walks through Central Park to work.  Noonan doesn’t say, but I’ll bet that woman uses a ring rosary.

The problem with ring rosaries, at least to me, is that they get lost.

That’s why I was really pleased recently to find a rosary bracelet suitable for wear and use by men or women.  For men, it’s especially good.   More and more men are wearing one type of a bracelet or another, but we’re not particularly anxious to have a  cross or anything dangling from our wrist.

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About Joel Whitaker

Joel Whitaker is a long-time professional journalist (Tampa Bay Times, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Bulletin, Institutional Investor, executive newsletters) and Catholic convert. He is the RCIA coordinator for his parish.
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