It was a religious battle at a retirement home in North Providence. Seniors at Brook Village say they were banned from praying the rosary in common areas, but the company that owns the property is now saying the whole thing was blown out of proportion.
Every Monday morning, for the last 14 years, Nancy Davey has watched the same Catholic television show. She and a few others pray as they watch it in the community room at Brook Village.
"You know, we are not hurting anyone," Davey said. "We sit there in front of a television. We have our rosary. We don't say a word."
However, the silent tradition still offended someone in the complex, who took the complaint to the property manager. The group says they were then told to put their prayer on hold.
"They told me it would probably be better to suspend it for now," Davey said. "But we could say it in our rooms."
The property manager would not comment, but the company who owns the building now she was only trying to de-escalate the situation. They claim there was never any real ban in place.
"We're going to continue no matter what that woman says. I don't think she has any right to tell us not to."