The Rosary

The Rosary

How To Pray The Rosary (Beginners)

History of The Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries

    Joyful Mysteries
Suggested to be prayed on Monday and Saturday

The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-56)
The Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:1-21)
The Presentation of Our Lord (Luke 2:22-38)
The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

The Glorious Mysteries

    Glorious Mysteries
Suggested to be prayed on Wednesday and Sunday

The Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord (John 20:1-29)
The Ascension of Our Lord (Luke 24:36-53)
The Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-41)
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth

The Sorrowful Mysteries

Sorrowful Mysteries
Suggested to be prayed on Tuesday and Friday

The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-56)
Our Lord is Scourged at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26)
Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-31)
Our Lord Carries the Cross to Calvary (Matthew 27:32)
The Crucifixion of Our Lord (Matthew 27:33-56)

The Luminous Mysteries

    Luminous Mysteries
Suggested to be prayed on Thursday

The Baptism of Our Lord (Matthew 3:13-16)
The Wedding at Cana (Jn 2:1-11)
The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:14-15)
The Transfiguration of Our Lord (Matthew 17:1-8)
The Insitution of the Holy Eucharist (Mt 26)

Local Legion of Mary

About The Legion of Mary

The object of the Legion of Mary is the glory of God through the holiness of its members developed by prayer and active co-operation in Mary’s and the Church’s work. The unit of the Legion of Mary is called a Praesidium, which holds a weekly meeting, where prayer is intermingled with reports and discussion. Persons who wish to join the Legion must apply for membership in a Praesidium. The Legion sees as its priority the spiritual and social welfare of each individual. The members participate in the life of the parish through visitation of families, the sick, both in their homes and in hospitals and through collaboration in every apostolic and missionary undertaking sponsored by the parish. Every legionary is required to carry out a weekly apostolic work in the spirit of faith and in union with Mary.

Interested in joining our local Legion of Mary Branch?

We meet weekly to pray the Rosary and the prayers of the Legion of Mary. We are actively help others within the community                                                under the guidance of the Parish Priest Father “info”.
We are a friendly crowd and cordially invite you to join us and help the Parish in our works. Those who can’t
become active members can join as auxiliary(praying) members. For further
information contact “info”

Resources

The Holy Rosary App – Android & Iphone

Rosary Resources for Children –  Click this link

Rosary on The Coast (Ireland) – Facebook Website

Irish Mens’ Rosary –  Facebook & Website

Rosary Beads

The beads can be made from a wide variety of materials including wood, bone, glass, crushed flowers, semi-precious stones such as agate, jet, amber, or jasper, or precious materials including coral, crystal, silver, and gold.

Rosaries are sometimes made from the seeds of the “rosary pea” or “bead tree”. Today, the vast majority of rosary beads are made of glass, plastic, or wood.

Early rosaries were strung on strong thread, often silk, but modern ones are more often made as a series of chain-linked beads.

 

Did you Know?

Catholics have been praying the rosary as we know it today since the 13th Century, but monks and hermits as early as the 3rd century used rocks and prayer beads in a similar way.

In each rosary there are 59 beads, 3 feet of cord, 14 plastic spacers, a metal spacer, a crucifix, and a Miraculous or Saint medal. 

The world’s largest rosary is 1965 feet long and is in Beirut. It includes 59 large concrete beads and each one is the size of a car!

 The rosary is also known as the “bible on a string” because the Mysteries of the Rosary share the Gospel.