The Holy Rosary
The Holy Rosary is said to have originated when St. Dominic had a vision of the
Blessed Virgin Mary in the 13th Century. She encouraged him to pray
the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory Be.
Praying with beads had already existed at the time.
The printable instructions below offer the option to pray The Rosary
in either its more original form or with the Luminous Mysteries included
which were added more recently.
*In 2002 Pope John Paul II introduced the Luminous Mysteries -
based on a compilation by St George Preca, the first Maltese Saint, - as an option
*The 15 promises mentioned at the bottom fall under the category of "private revelation,"
which a person is free to believe or not believe.
NOTE: All Christian prayers belong to God.
***No prayer belongs to any one religion, faith, denomination or culture.