How to Dispose of a Rosary
29 SEP 2017
Your rosary, if it has been blessed, is considered a sacramental item. This means you should not just throw it in the garbage when it breaks or has to be replaced. After a rosary has been broken, there is a way to dispose of the pieces to show respect to the rosary's religious past. Although rosaries are no longer considered blessed when they have been broken to a point that they are unusable, they still must be treated with honor.
1 Cut your rosary
Cut your rosary into pieces with wire cutters or scissors. The idea is to render the rosary unusable and the pieces unrecognizable as a rosary.
2 Dig a hole in the ground with a shovel
Dig a hole in the ground with a shovel.
3 Bury the pieces
Bury the pieces of the rosary in the hole, then fill the hole back in.