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History of the Rosary

May 9th, 2018

7:00pm in the Community Room

The Rosary is one of the most beloved and distinctive Roman Catholic prayers. The prayer has a long tradition in history, but is remarkably modern, at least by Catholic standards.  The rosary originated in the 12th and 13th centuries.  Since many people of that time could not afford a psalm book, traveling clergy used a string of beads as he prayed with them.


The act of praying the Rosary is said to bring many benefits and graces. Among them are miracles, psychological and emotional benefits, and a deepening of the relationship between the penitent and the Virgin Mary, and the Trinity. 


Why is it called the Rosary?  What are the origins of the Rosary in the Catholic Church?  How is the Rosary’s origins tied to Mary?  Join us as we explore the history of the Rosary.

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