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The Feast of the Holy Rosary
Praying the rosary, though Marian in character, is wholly a meditation of the life of Jesus Christ. The repetitive prayers create assimilation of faith. Like the repetition of the Hail Mary’s. Most people who do not understand this sacred ritual would say that praying the rosary is a boring act. To understand this, one should have a deep understanding of the history of the rosary and a great mind-opening to love, charity, hope and other virtues and values important to the Catholic faith.
Significant People Involved in the Development of the Rosary
The word rosary is derived from the Latin word rosarium which means rose garden or a bunch of rose flowers. The rosary is primarily devoted to the meditation of the significant events in the lives of Jesus Christ and his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is believed that the rosary is in Marian description. Mary is believed to have miraculously symbolized for rose petals. When she was assumed into heaven, rose petals were found on her sickbed.
Praying the Rosary – The Dominican Way
The Holy Rosary is a very important prayer tool in the catholic world. It is a great guide in keeping track and a memory aid in significant events in the history of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary. In praying the rosary, one should meditate the twenty mysteries which are grouped into five the Joyful Mysteries, the Luminous Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries, and the Glorious Mysteries.