How did you spend Sunday afternoon? At my parish, we did this:
It’s the “Living Rosary,” an unusual devotion that we practice twice a year — during Mary’s month of May, and during the rosary’s month, October.
The pray the rosary in the front plaza of our church, one person representing one bead, singing verses of “Immaculate Mary” or “Hail, Holy Queen” between each decade. Each “bead” steps up to the microphone and says half the prayer — sometimes in their native language — and then the rest of us join in. It always gets a robust turnout, and makes for a wonderful witness to faith on the streets of Queens.
The church is made of “living stones” but —at least on this particular Sunday— we show that she is also composed of “living beads.”