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Jo wrote:

Hi, guys —

My friend's father died and they are having a Rosary said for him.

  • Are non-Catholics allowed to go to the Rosary?
  • If so, what do we do?


  { Are non-Catholics allowed to go to the Rosary and what do we do? }

Mary Ann replied:

Dear Jo —

My sympathies on the death of your father.

Anyone may come to a Rosary, a wake, or a Mass.

Mary Ann

Mike replied:

Dear Jo —

Along with Mary Ann, the rest of my team also extends our sympathies on the passing of your father.

Although the Rosary was first given to St. Dominic, all Christians and interested
non-Christians are welcome to pray the Rosary any time and any place. It's a Biblical prayer that focuses on the lives of Jesus, Mary and St. Joseph. They are also encouraged to pray the Rosary either:

  • privately, or
  • publicly with:
    • other Catholics
    • other non-Catholic Christians, or
    • other non-Christians, if they show an interest.

I used to run a free Rosary for Protestants program that sent Rosaries to seeking Protestants and non-Christians but no longer have the financial or operational means to do this anymore. Nevertheless, if you wish get your hands on a free Rosary just Google for one.

It's a great devotion because whether you are a Catholic Christian, Protestant Christian, or non-Christian, we are meditating on the lives of both Jesus, Our Lord, and Mary, His Mother and it has many blessings attached to praying it.


If anyone is interested in the history behind the Rosary they can check out my history page.

Hope this helps,


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