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.
Why should we pray the Rosary?
Praying the Rosary allows us to encounter Mary and to enter the mysteries of Jesus Christ. From his Incarnation, to the Cross, to the Resurrection, we come to understand that God has revealed himself and saved us. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, continue to inspire us to a life of discipleship.
The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It's a biblical form of prayer—after all, the prayers that comprise it come mainly from the Bible.
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 the Fatima Prayer. Repeat this pattern for the remaining decades.
Close with Hail Holy Queen and end with the Sign of the Cross.