Web site of the week:
Dallas Morning News - Religion
05:33 PM CST on Friday, March 19, 2004
According to this Web site, the rosary isn't just for Catholics. The author writes: "My hope is that this devotion will allow both Catholics and Protestants to share together the benefits of praying the rosary."
Visitors can follow step-by-step instructions to pray an ecumenical version of the prayer, using rosary beads. The site's creators say the ecumenical version isn't meant to replace the Catholic version. It simply uses different prayers and meditations based specifically on Christ's miracles. Because it is biblically based, most Christians would feel comfortable with the content.
The site's creator, a Lutheran married to a Catholic, was struck by the power of the rosary, and felt it was something from which all Christians could benefit. The site makes no claims about the rosary's power, but visitors are invited to submit prayer requests. There's also an extensive list of links related to the devotional practice.