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What is a funeral rosary?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Chesterton, Jul 6, 2008.

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  1. Chesterton

    Chesterton Whats So Funny bout Peace Love and Understanding

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    And old family friend died Thursday, and there is a viewing and a rosary Monday. I hadn't talked to him in over 10 years, and I wasn't a Christian then, we never discussed religion. Does him having a "rosary" mean he was Catholic? Could someone tell me what the rosary is exactly, in connection with a funeral? Thanks.
     
  2. D'Ann

    D'Ann Catholic... Faith, Hope and the greatest is LOVE Supporter

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    I believe it is a Mass with a Rosary included.

    But let me do some research and try and get more information.
     
  3. D'Ann

    D'Ann Catholic... Faith, Hope and the greatest is LOVE Supporter

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    I found this:

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  4. D'Ann

    D'Ann Catholic... Faith, Hope and the greatest is LOVE Supporter

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    If your friend is having a "Catholic" funeral, chances are, he was Catholic.

    Praying for your friend and his family and for you too. God be with you all through this time.
     
  5. Carrye

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    It usually means that a rosary is prayed for the repose of his soul either immediately before the funeral Mass, or the evening before after the wake.
     
  6. BAFRIEND

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    My friends have always had their funeral rosary the evening before, immendiately after the wake.
     
  7. isabella1

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    Within my family we have always said the rosary in the funeral home the last evening of the visitation, then had the departed's body taken to church the next day for mass. So it appears it is done several different ways, in different places.
     
  8. BAFRIEND

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    I wish I had more time now, but I am very certain what you state is the traditional protocol as this has always been my experience.
     
  9. isabella1

    isabella1 All is in God's hand!

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    That would be interesting to know, so when you have more time..... Thanks. :)
     
  10. plmarquette

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    some times the dead person has a rosary in their hands in the casket, for the wake, and that is removed prior to burial ... and given to a family member ... a rosary from the funeral ...
     
  11. Chesterton

    Chesterton Whats So Funny bout Peace Love and Understanding

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    Thank you D'Ann and everyone else for your responses. God bless.
     
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