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Title: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Heinrich on October 14, 2020, 07:07:48 PM
I left a Rosary out on the coffee table overnight. One of my dogs got ahold of it and pretty much ruined it. Since I have had it(bought it in an antique shop in Salida, CO), I don't think I had it blessed. What should I do with the pieces? Thanks.
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Fleur-de-Lys on October 14, 2020, 07:24:12 PM
I believe the custom is to burn or bury blessed items. Even if the rosary wasn't blessed, I'd still bury the pieces rather than just throw them away.
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Daniel on October 14, 2020, 08:30:44 PM
If you bought it from an antique shop, I'd be careful. The previous owner might have had it blessed.

What should I do with the pieces?

If the pieces are in good condition, maybe make them into a rosary. (Or sell/give them to somebody who makes rosaries)

Apart from that, I think Fleur-de-Lys is right... but I am not sure how that would work for something that's made out of non-burnable material. Do you just bury it without burning it?
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: mikemac on October 14, 2020, 08:35:50 PM
Bury it and burn the dog.  Or visa versa.

Just joking.
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Heinrich on October 14, 2020, 09:42:38 PM
If you bought it from an antique shop, I'd be careful. The previous owner might have had it blessed.

Why should I be careful if the previous owner had it blessed? The efficacy of blessing stays with the intending owner and died with him. There must be an appropriate description for this which I (attempt) to speak of. Michael Wilson, you got your ears on, good buddy?

As a personal anecdote with this particular Rosary, a most charming wink from Heaven came with it: in 2017, while in Europe, said Rosary had been the de rigueur accompaniment for a weeks, but then frustratingly became knotted. Really balled up it was. To no avail no straightening attempts were successful. I used the first ten beads as repetitious counters since that was the only linear element of it. Alas, in the Cathedral of Our Lady in Munich(die Frauenkirche), it came undone as soon as I pulled it out of my pocket.
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Acolyte on October 14, 2020, 11:13:51 PM
I'd just bury it. If the crucifix is intact, it can be worn with a chain or reused on another rosary.

You could leave the crucifix at your church next time you go to Mass. 
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Greg on October 14, 2020, 11:59:02 PM
At least you know the dog is 'on the team' .
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Daniel on October 15, 2020, 06:53:00 AM
Why should I be careful if the previous owner had it blessed? The efficacy of blessing stays with the intending owner and died with him.

Well I'm not sure, but I don't think it works that way. I've always been under the impression that as long as nobody burns the item, desecrates the item, or attempts to buy or sell the blessing, the blessing will remain upon the item as it moves from owner to owner.
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: paul14 on October 15, 2020, 07:33:33 AM
At least you know the dog is 'on the team' .

Perhaps it's a traditional catholic version of 'The dog ate my homework'.

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Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Greg on October 15, 2020, 11:25:36 AM
Rename your hound "The Dogma of the Faith"
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Prayerful on October 15, 2020, 08:13:37 PM
Is it comparable to the cat peeing on a box where I have a spare missal or two and related things?
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: mikemac on October 16, 2020, 12:12:00 AM
Why should I be careful if the previous owner had it blessed? The efficacy of blessing stays with the intending owner and died with him.

Well I'm not sure, but I don't think it works that way. I've always been under the impression that as long as nobody burns the item, desecrates the item, or attempts to buy or sell the blessing, the blessing will remain upon the item as it moves from owner to owner.

That's what I thought too.  I have been using my mother's Rosary for years.  I don't remember ever getting it re-blessed.
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Heinrich on October 17, 2020, 10:53:12 AM
Why should I be careful if the previous owner had it blessed? The efficacy of blessing stays with the intending owner and died with him.

Well I'm not sure, but I don't think it works that way. I've always been under the impression that as long as nobody burns the item, desecrates the item, or attempts to buy or sell the blessing, the blessing will remain upon the item as it moves from owner to owner.

That's what I thought too.  I have been using my mother's Rosary for years.  I don't remember ever getting it re-blessed.

I have it from a very good and knowledgeable source(layman) that the blessing leaves with the original querier for a blessing.
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: TheReturnofLive on October 17, 2020, 07:24:00 PM
I think we have definitive proof that the dog is a Zionist banker.
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Acolyte on October 17, 2020, 07:32:14 PM
He certainly isn't Dominican 😃
Title: Re: Dog ruined Rosary
Post by: Heinrich on October 17, 2020, 08:15:01 PM
I think we have definitive proof that the dog is a Zionist banker.

She's a German Shepherd.