What is the Rosary?
The Rosary is a method of prayer, which involves contemplating the mysteries of the life of Jesus, through the eyes of Mary, His mother, and his first disciple.
The name Rosary is from the Latin word Rosarium meaning Rose-Garden.
The Rosary comprised of a string of beads, a medal, and a cross. Use as a guide. You don't need the object to pray the Rosary, but the beads will help you keep track of where you are as you pray. The Rosary is a sacred object for Catholics, a constant prayer offered to God, through Mary.
How To Pray The Rosary
We Begin with the sign of the cross. Holding the Crucifix, pray the Apostles' Creed. On the first bead, pray an Our father. On each of the next three beads, pray a Hail Mary. On the next bead, pray the Glory Be. Pray the first Mystery. Recite the first decade. Finish the decade with a Glory Be and O My Jesus. Repeat this pattern for the remaining decades. After the five Decades, conclude with the Fatima Prayer. Close with Hail Holy queen and end with the sign of the cross.
The 4 Mysteries
The 4 Mysteries all contain 5 Mysteries. The 4 Mysteries include the Joyful Mysteries, celebrated on Mondays and Saturdays, the Sorrowful Mysteries, on Tuesdays and Fridays, the Glorious Mysteries, on Wensdays and Sundays, the Luminous Mysteries, on Thursdays.