Ecumenical Miracle Rosary - Dennis Di Mauro
A very special rosary
comes with prayer sheet
Rosary measures 64cm in length
We used variety of shades of greys and black glass beads, ranging from faux glass pearls and Austrian crystals in 6mm. The rosary parts are silver plated. Truly a beautiful rosary.
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History of the Ecumenical Rosary
Dennis Di Mauro was a Lutheran man with a Catholic wife, and he was saddened that Protestants had rejected the rosary.
“I have read some excellent articles on how the rosary is completely ecumenical in spirit and fully seeks to unite all Christians in prayer,” he writes, explaining he had first been introduced to the centuries-old Marian devotion in a prayer group he and his wife were a part of, “and this is undoubtedly true.” But he also knew that most Protestants would never embrace it.
So, in 1999, with lots of prayer, he created an “ecumenical variation on the rosary,” which he named the “Ecumenical Miracle Rosary.”
Di Mauro is clear he is not trying to replace the rosary: “The Ecumenical Miracle Rosary is in no way meant to be a replacement for the traditional rosary,” he explains, “but a complement to it.” Hopefully, it can be a way from Protestants to be introduced to the kind of prayer the rosary is.
The devotion uses traditional rosary beads and has basically the same structure. But there are some key differences.
First off, instead of meditating on the traditional “mysteries,” you meditate on “miracles” of Christ in the Bible. Second, the Nicene Creed replaces the Apostles’ Creed. Third, the “Hail Mary” and “Glory Be” prayers are dropped from the decades and replaced with prayers inspired by the Greatest Commandment and the Great Commission. Finally, rather than ending with “Hail, Holy Queen,” the devotion ends with the ancient Jesus Prayer.
Di Mauro hopes that the devotion can strengthen ecumenical efforts: “My goal is to share the rosary with Christians of other traditions in order to achieve greater unity between all Christian denominations. It is also hoped that the rosary could be used in ecumenical group settings such as prayer vigils, ecumenical Christmas and Easter celebrations, etc.”
“It is a form of spiritual ecumenism.”