5 Myths Most Catholics Probably Believe About the Holy Rosary

5 Myths Most Catholics Probably Believe About the Holy Rosary

There are many Catholics and non Catholics who believe a lot of things about the Rosary that are not true. Do you believe these common myths?

Myth: When Catholics pray the Rosary, they pray to Mary.
Truth: Catholics don’t pray to Mary. In a similar way in which we might ask a friend to pray for us, we ask Mary to intercede for us.

Myth: The Rosary is superstitious magic.
Truth: There is no magic power in the Rosary. The power of the Rosary comes from God alone. There are graces that come to those who pray the Rosary, but we must guard our hearts against becoming superstitious. The Rosary is to serve as a reminder of God and His goodness.

Myth: The Rosary is not Biblical.
Truth: Look through the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, and you will find the words of the Hail Mary throughout the passage. The twenty mysteries of the Rosary allow us to meditate on the entire life of Jesus as described in the Gospels.

Myth: Catholics should pray a Rosary during Mass.
Truth: Because the Mass is the highest form of prayer, we should be fully present to what is happening during the Liturgy. Praying the Rosary at this time can be a distraction. It may be a comfort to hold a Rosary during Mass, but save praying it for before or after Mass.

Myth: There is only one way to pray the Rosary.
Truth: There are actually several forms of the Rosary! The Scriptural Rosary, the Patriotic Rosary, and the Rosary for Life are just a few examples. You can also use the beads of the Rosary to guide you in the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

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