1) The word Rosary comes for the Old Latin “rosarium” which means “garden or crown of roses.” Our Lady told Saint Dominic, that every time someone says the “Hail Mary” they give her a rose but when they recite a full Rosary, “they give her a crown of roses,”
2) In the second segment, the reasons for praying the Holy Rosary are discussed. If we are to focus on God, what better way than to meditate on his life here on Earth, which we do through the recitation of the Holy Rosary. Saint Dominic was successful in combating the Albigensian heresy through a devotion to the Rosary, we too should devote our lives to praying the Holy Rosary to combat the modern heresies and obtain the graces for ourselves and for all sinners,
3) There are two recognized origin stories for the Holy Rosary. The first was handed to Saint Dominic from the Virgin Mary and the second is an evolution of the efforts of the uneducated in praying the Breviary, where they prayed their Pater Nosters and Ave Marias in lieu of learning and reciting the Psalms,
4) In the final segment, the Promises of the Rosary, as told by the Virgin Mary to Saint Dominic, are discussed. If you recite the Holy Rosary in public, you may obtain a plenary indulgence in addition to all of the graces we receive for ourselves and for those sinners we are praying for.
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