Thursday, January 30, 2014

How to pray the Rosary

There are few things more Catholic than the Rosary: that set of prayers, prayed with rosary beads. In essence, the Rosary is the entirety of the Gospel broken into "pray-able" bits. The object is to praise God and prayerfully petition Our Lady while meditating on the "mysteries" (i.e. events) surrounding the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

While you might be familiar with what the Rosary is, you may have never learned how to pray it. Fear not! Here's a helpful chart to help you learn:

As you probably already know, CCM has a group that meets on Thursday evenings to pray the Rosary together. They'll meet tonight, at 7:00pm at St. John's Church and you're welcome to join them. Also, there's a great website to help you pray the Rosary with others online. Check it out here.

However and whenever you do it, you're encouraged to discover (or re-discover) the power of the Rosary.

"The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you will be amazed at the results." - St. Josemaría Escrivá