Pray The Rosary The first version of the rosary originated in the third and 4th centuries. At that time, most folk were unable to read or write but they were capable of memorizing and reciting a series of short prayers. However, while concentrating on their praying, it was difficult to keep count of the number of prayers that were being said. So, folks tied knots in ropes or used small stones or pebbles to represent each prayer so they could make it easier to keep track of the quantity of prayers they recited. The rosary was given to the Church by St. Dominic in the 1400’s. It was said that he received it from the Blessed Virgin as a means of converting sinners. The original rosary design was repeatedly changed over the centuries. And, by the point of the Renaissance, it developed into the form that we all know today. The rosary refers to a set of prayers and meditations. A string of beads is used to keep track of the sequence of prayers.

While saying each prayer, you should reflect on the life of Jesus Christ and his mother, the Virgin Mary. The Holy Rosary is very important to Roman Catholics. Rosary prayers are counted on the beads. While praying, many dedicated followers use this moment of peace to meditate on certain chapters of the Bible. The rosary consists of a string of beads known as rosary beads. These beads are arranged in 5 sets of 10, called decades. On most rosary beads, a bigger bead or a decorative bead separates each set. The beads end in a tiny pendant that usually contains a picture of the Virgin Mary. This is followed by a short string of one bead, three beads and one bead placed at small intervals. At the end of this formation, there’s customarily a crucifix. You can buy rosary beads from Catholic bookstores and through the internet.

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