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Jaena Herrera wrote:

Hi, guys —

In our parish, the catechist told my friend that it is not right to pray the Rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament!

  • Is it okay to pray the Rosary or any novena in front of the exposed Blessed Sacrament?

Jaena

  { Is it okay to pray the Rosary or any novena in front of the Blessed Sacrament? }

Mary Ann  replied:

Oh, Dear. Such silliness!

The catechist is confusing the Rosary before the Eucharist with the Rosary during Mass.

There was an old, (right after Vatican II), opinion that the new liturgists had, that it was wrong to pray the Rosary during Mass, and they slapped many old ladies' hands, (figuratively speaking, of course), about it.

It is not only OK, it is encouraged to say the Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament, exposed or not exposed.

However, it does not form part of Benediction.

Mary Ann

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