The word Rosary comes from Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary. It is a devotion in honor of Mary, consisting of introductory prayers followed by five “decades” of ten Hail Marys each. As we pray the Rosary we meditate on the events of the life and Passion of Jesus, which are called Mysteries.
The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ's spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group.
Join fellow parishioners in praying the Rosary:
At the St. Mary campus:
At the St. Nicholas campus: