Is it sinful for a Protestant investigating conversion to own a rosary?

I have always been a Protestant with a strong interest in the Catholic Church. Lately, I feel drawn more and more to the Church, to the extent that I will certainly find a parish and a priest to help me when I get back to my hometown. Meanwhile, I have felt led to wear a crucifix and obtain a rosary. I have no idea how to pray the rosary, and would not attempt to do so; I just feel it would comfort and sustain me to have one. I would, of course, treat it with utmost reverence. Quite frankly, I am at a loss to explain these urges but they feel gentle and good. I’ve joined this site so that I can investigate further and try to avoid mistakes! Thanks in advance for your help!

Yes, you’re certainly welcome to own a rosary and to pray it if you feel comfortable doing so. See the link below for instructions.

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How to Pray the Rosary