My wife and my son are Catholic although they are not practicing. Actually my son, although he was christened, has never been a practicing Catholic and doesn’t believe in any kind of higher power. Her family is also Catholic, and most of the older members are very devout. One of the things that I never understood about the Catholic religion was the heavy use of rosaries and what they meant.
I do have a very good friend who went to seminary school who finally explained some of it to me, and he used to talk a lot about the mysticism involved in religious objects, and their use. Even though it’s just not my thing I have always found it extremely interesting and I like to hear and read about it.