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What is the Rosary?

The word "rosary" comes from Latin and means "a garland of roses", the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary. If you were to ask which object is most emblematic of Catholics, people would probably say, "The rosary, of course." We’re familiar with the images: the silently moving lips of the old woman fingering her beads; the oversized rosary hanging from the waist of the wimpled nun; more recently, the merely decorative rosary hanging from the rearview mirror.

After Vatican II the rosary fell into relative disuse. The same is true for Marian devotions as a whole. But in recent years the rosary has made a comeback, and not just among Catholics. Many Protestants now say the rosary, recognizing it as a truly biblical form of prayer—after all, the prayers that comprise it come mainly from the Bible.

The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. It consists of a set number of specific prayers. First are the introductory prayers: one Apostles’ Creed (Credo), one Our Father (the Pater Noster or the Lord’s Prayer), three Hail Mary’s (Ave’s), one Glory Be (Gloria Patri).

Pray with us each week. Learn how to pray the rosary. If you do not have your own Rosary beads we will provide you with a set. Bring a friend.

For more information contact:

Theresa Daly
908-232-2945 (Home)
908-337-8847 (Cell)

 

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