The Holy Rosary

The Rosary is the most important private devotion in the Catholic Church.  There is no single mark that makes one more visibly Catholic than to have a rosary.  It has been heavily indulgenced and praised by a large number of popes.  It has been prayed and praised by countless saints.  For a countless many, it has become the backbone of their spirituality.  Below you will find information to help and encourage you to pray the Rosary.  Please be aware, our Scriptural Rosary is still being compiled.  Thank you for your patience!

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The History of the Rosary

It is hard to pinpoint the origin of the Rosary.  “Prayer beads” or use of beads to keep track of the number of repeated prayers as an aid to meditation come from some of the earliest days of the Church, tracing itself to the desert monasteries in the first few centuries.  By the time the Middle-ages … Continue reading The History of the Rosary

How to Pray the Rosary

1. While holding the Crucifix in your hand, recite the “Apostles Creed:” I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; … Continue reading How to Pray the Rosary

The Mysteries of the Rosary

The Rosary has traditionally been composed of 15 mysteries, usually divided into 3 groups of 5 mysteries for easier use.  They include the Joyful Mysteries, which recall the childhood of Jesus, the Sorrowful Mysteries, which recall Christ’s Passion, and the Glorious Mysteries, which recall the Resurrection and early life of the Church.  In 2002, Pope … Continue reading The Mysteries of the Rosary

Scriptural Rosary

The Rosary is a meditation on the scriptures, particularly on the events that happened in the lives of Jesus and Mary.  While the scriptures are not needed to pray the rosary, they are a great help, especially since they allow a slower and more prayerful reading of the events in question.  Scripture is far from … Continue reading Scriptural Rosary

The Saints on the Rosary

The Rosary has been prayed and revered for centuries.  Below, you will find quotes from the saints on the importance and the power of the Holy Rosary in the Christian life. “The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, … Continue reading The Saints on the Rosary