The Rosary

Why do Catholics pray this way? In the early 13th century, the Blessed Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to a young Spanish priest we now know as St. Dominic. Although the rosary is older than this, it is St. Dominic who is credited as having given this prayer to the Church, upon the expressed wish of Mary the Mother of God. The purpose of the rosary is to help us meditate on the great mysteries of our salvation. Over the centuries, the Rosary has grown into a timeless family prayer, one that has been prayed by billions of souls in countless languages around the world. At literally every moment of the day, in almost every corner of the earth, Catholic faithful pray the rosary. If you aren’t sure of how to say the Rosary, you can visit the web site  Come, Pray the Rosary where you can join the continuous world-wide praying of the Rosary or you can pray the rosary individually.