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  Rosary Introduction
The rosary (from Latin rosarium, "rose garden") is a religious exercise where a defined number of prayers are recited and a string of beads (a chaplet, often called a rosary) is used to keep count.
Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
"The rosary is the scourge of the devil" -- Pope Adrian VI "The rosary is a treasure of graces" -- Pope Paul V
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That the Rosary is pre-eminently the prayer of the people adapted alike for the use of simple and learned is proved not only by the long series of papal utterances by which it has been commended to the faithful but by the daily experience of all who are familiar with it.
The Russian rosary is divided by the four large beads so as to represent the different parts of the canonical Office which the recitation of the rosary replaces, while the four large beads themselves represent the four Evangelists.
In Russian monasteries the rosary is usually said five times a day, while in the recitation of it the "great reverences" are reduced to ten, the remainder being simply sixty "little reverences" (bowing of the head no further than the waist) and sixty recitations of the penitential form of the prescribed prayer.
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 Rosary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rosary (from Latin rosarium, "crown of roses"), is an important and traditional sacramental devotion of the Roman Catholic Church consisting of a set of prayer beads and a system of set prayers.
The Rosary combines prayer and meditation centered around sequences of reciting the Lord's Prayer followed by ten recitations of the "Hail Mary" prayer; one such sequence is known as a decade.
Rosaries are also worn hanging from or looped over a belt, particularly with some religious habits, pinned to and hanging from a shoulder or neckline, or wrapped around a wrist or arm as a bracelet.
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 Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae
The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, which gradually took form in the second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium.
Yet the Rosary clearly belongs to the kind of veneration of the Mother of God described by the Council: a devotion directed to the Christological centre of the Christian faith, in such a way that “when the Mother is honoured, the Son...
By its nature the recitation of the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord's life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord.
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 Overcomeproblems.com - About The Rosary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Another reason why so many people have turned to the Rosary throughout history is due to the fact that many of the holiest people in history have relied on the Rosary continuously for help and protection throughout their lives, and these people consistently recommended it openly to everyone during their lifetimes as well.
Their goal was simply to pray the Rosary in large groups asking the Virgin Mary for help in opposing the Communist takeover which the President of Brazil was leaning toward at the time.
In Sao Paulo, 600,000 women praying the rosary in one of the most moving demonstrations in Brazilian history, caused the President of Brazil to flee the country and not a single death was encountered, sparing the country from Communist takeover.
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 St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Rosary
The Anglican Rosary is a relatively new form of prayer which uses a blending of the Roman Catholic Rosary and the Orthodox Jesus Prayer Rope.
The use of the rosary or prayer beads helps to bring us into contemplative prayer, really thinking about and being mindful of praying, of being in the presence of God by use of mind, body, and spirit.
It is suggested that you pray around the circle of the beads three times (which signifies the Trinity) in an unhurried pace, allowing the repetition to become a sort of lullaby of love and praise that enables your mind to rest and your heart to become quiet and still.
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 The Rosary
The rosary is defined as a vocal and mental prayer.
The vocal part is the saying of the rosary; the mental is the thinking of the mystery.
They have lots of parts, and your rosaries will be repaired and returned to you within the week of receipt.
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 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.
The rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary.
Between the introductory prayers and the concluding prayer is the meat of the rosary: the decades.
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 EWTN-  The Holy Rosary
While the rosary and the indulgences attached to it by the Church essentially concerns the decades and the meditation upon the mysteries only, the following is a customary way of preparing for the rosary and concluding it.
The Rosary is essentially the decades and their associated mysteries, and only these must be prayed to "pray the rosary", either in satisfaction of Our Lady's requests, or, to gain the indulgences attached to praying the rosary.
In his apostolic letter The Rosary of the Virgin Mary, Pope John Paul II proposed a new set of mysteries, which he called the Luminous, and which concern the period of the public life of Our Lord.
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 Catholic Update - The Rosary: A Gospel Prayer by Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., and Jack Wintz, O.F.M.
The familiar legend that St. Dominic (1170-1221) received the rosary from Our Lady is difficult to substantiate, and most historians believe the rosary developed slowly during a time-span stretching possibly from the 1100s to 1569, when Pope Pius V officially approved the devotion.
If the rosary is truly to reflect the spirit of the Gospel and that of the Virgin Mary as portrayed there, then it must encourage, among other things, dynamic responsibility on the part of both women and men as well as a commitment to walking with God's poor.
The mysteries of the rosary are clearly centered on events in Christ's life—the joyful mysteries on his incarnation, the sorrowful mysteries on his suffering and death, and the glorious mysteries on his resurrection.
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 Rosary Center
We are the headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity of the Catholic Church, a world-wide movement of prayer for peace.
We are located next to the Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon, USA, the city of roses.
Those who pray the Rosary regularly would do well to be enrolled in the Confraternity to gain extra spiritual benefits for each Rosary they pray.
www.rosary-center.org   (165 words)

 Rosary Mart.com - The rosary store, rosaries, rosary beads, rosary bracelets, catholic rosaries, catholic gifts.
Papal Rosary Set with Red and White Imit.
Rosary Features: 7mm Blue Borealis Silver Capped Beads with oxidized Links,a Madonna with Stars Center and a 1 1/2 Inch Crucifix.
Rosary Set with Oxidized Pater, Beads, Crucifix, and Medal   #4-1813
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Suggested program for October 7, feast Of The Holy Rosary.
On October 7, feast of the Holy Rosary, we ask you to pray the rosary with a neighbor or two for our country.
The Block Rosary art work shown at the top of this page is a reproduction of the cover of the 64 page Block Rosary booklet, which may be ordered from Block Rosary, PO Box 748, Waxhaw, NC 28173-1004.
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 Catholic Answers: New Mysteries For Rosary
In an apostolic letter commemorating the beginning of the twenty-fifth year of his pontificate, Pope John Paul II has proposed five new mysteries to be used during the saying of the Rosary.
This indication is not intended to limit a rightful freedom in personal and community prayer, where account needs to be taken of spiritual and pastoral needs and of the occurrence of particular liturgical celebrations which might call for suitable adaptations.
For more information about the Luminous Mysteries, as well as the Holy Father's discussion of the meaning of the Rosary and how it is to be prayed, see the text of the apostolic letter itself.
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 How to Pray the Rosary: Moved
The word Rosary has two main meanings: the physical object, comprised of a string of beads, a medal, and a cross; and the prayer for which this physical object is used as a guide.
Moreover, the Rosary, as a physical object, is a sacred object, the presence of which in your home or pocket is, in a certain sense, a constant prayer offered to God, through Mary.
When we pray the Rosary, we start with the cross, say a prayer, then move on to the first bead and say a prayer, then move to the second bead and say a prayer, and continue in this manner until all of the beads are covered.
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 Rosary Links
The Rosary Confraternity is a world-wide movement of prayer entrusted to the Dominican Order by the Holy See more than 500 years ago.
Essays on the rosary as Trinitarian prayer, Scriptural prayer, each of the mysteries, the rosary as way to loving neighbor, and the rosary and liturgy.
Venerable Pauline Marie Jaricot was foundress of the Living Rosary (perpetual rosary where you say an appointed decade each day and 14 others join you to make a complete 15 decade rosary) and also foundress of the Propogation of the Faith.
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Between the prayers that the messages suggest, the Holy Rosary is the one mentioned with the greatest insistence.
The Holy Rosary is the weapon to which the enemy fears the most; it is also the refuge of those who look for lightening their grief and it is the door to enter to My Heart.
I want to tell you that praying with a blessed Rosary, the prayer becomes a plea of love to the Lord; and the Lord, on His part, pours his blessings on that son that prays.
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 HCFM : Rosary : Rosaries for the World
One very important mission of Family Rosary is the distribution of Rosaries around the world.
Donate to support our mission of distributing Rosaries free of charge to families around the world.
Rosaries for the World is supported in part by parishes and individuals who donate Rosaries to our cause.
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My first rosary was a beautiful rosary that my Godmother gave me. I believed it originally belonged to someone in her husband's family.
The Rosary is the tradition-distilled essence of Christian devotion in which vocal and mental prayer unite the whole person in effective and purposeful meditation on the central mysteries of Christian belief.
Although the Dominicans were not the sole originators of the Rosary, their influence in the growth, devotion and spread of this prayer cannot be denied.
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 Goddess Rosary
Between rosaries, we were afforded a moment for personal reflection; some women went to the altar to light incense or candles, some rang bells or sounded the Tibetan bowls, which resounded vibrantly, others kneeled.
Our God/dess Rosary is not a prayer of contrition or act of penance but a celebration and liberation as one enters into holy communion with “She Who Is” in order to journey inward, journey outward and journey together with people of justice and faith.
ROSARY: The word Rosary comes from the Latin for "rose garden," and it is the general term used both for the prayer beads of the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim traditions and for sets of prayers said with the beads.
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Moreover, the Rosary, as a sacramental, is a sacred object, the presence of which in your home or pocket is, in a certain sense, a constant prayer offered to God, through Mary.
Since the Rosary has five decades, each corresponding to a particular mystery, there are five mysteries for each decade.
Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying themselves to the consideration of its Sacred Mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune.
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 Online Rosary - Good News Ministries
There is much prayer power in the Rosary, because you are offering up the sacrifice of your time, sending it into the Immaculate and Loving Heart of the Blessed Mother of Christ, who adds her prayers to yours and sends them to His Sacred Heart that was pierced for love of you.
The Rosary relies on prayers that come from scripture: the "Our Father" taught by Jesus, the two basic parts of the "Hail Mary", and the meditations upon the life of Christ, for example.
The Rosary is a "prayer of the people", designed to be easily adopted by both illiterate and educated Christians.
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 How to Pray the Rosary
Queen of the Holy Rosary, you have designed to come to Fatima and Medjugorje, to reveal to the three shepherd children and six visionaries, the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary.
The family Rosary is the Rosary recited aloud together, by as many of the family and their friends as can be present.
To begin the Family Rosary, all hold the Crucifix of their Rosary in the right hand and make the Sign of the Cross.
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 How to Pray the Rosary
However, the Rosary remains a part of us who have come from a tradition where it is common: a veritable school of prayer.
The decades or mysteries are as in the Latin (Dominican) Rosary, with an Our Father, 10 ‘Rejoice O Virgin Mother of God’ (Hail Mary) prayers and the ‘Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit’.
Similarly, the rosary may have partly evolved because it synchronised with the body’s natural heart rhythms, and thus gave a feeling of well-being, and perhaps an increased responsiveness to the religious message, he said.
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