The Rosary

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
The Catholic Rosary
The Catholic Rosary

This necklace connects to my family and my religion greatly. This necklace is called the rosary and was given to Saint Dominic by the Virgin Mary in the church of Prouille. I was first taught what this really meant when I was about six years old. When I use the rosary, I say a prayer, then slide a bead, and then go on to the next prayer. I would go around the entire necklace until I would run out of beads to slide. I currently do not have my own rosary because I am not old enough to be given one, but I can use one. You get a rosary when you are around sixteen. I don’t know the entire rosary yet because it takes a while to remember. The rosary includes many prayers including the “Hail Mary” and the “Our Father.” My mother also has a strong connection with the rosary. My mom grew up with her parents, but went to her grandmother's house every day. She would watch her grandmother do the rosary every day in her rocking chair. Everytime my mother sees a rosary, she thinks of these moments, and her connection with her grandmother. These memories were the first time that my mother was introduced to the rosary. My mother says, “I wish that future generations will continue to learn the rosary, and learn about our religion.” So in the future, I wish to remember the entire rosary.

– Mason

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