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On Wed, 28 Jun 2000, Barry Garcia wrote:




>At the chain hanging down:
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>- You start at the crucifix at the bottom, you say the act of contrition
>(my guide book says apostles creed),


>It's kind of hard to describe without showing, but that's the basics,
>according to mom. (any other catholics thing they can illustrate better?
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Only quibble I have is that you forgot to sign yourself before
starting. We were taught to do that at the crucifix rather than
a creed. Also, we don't do anything on the chains.

One nice way of doing the prayers comunally is to take it in turns
for each decade being the "leader", who recites the first half
of the prayers while the "responder(s)" recite the second half.
Makes for a nice cadence, once everyone quits stumbling about!

Padraic.

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>This ain't a yes, this ain't a no, just do your thang, we'll see how it
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