According to Wikipedia, the exact origin of the Rosary as a prayer is less than clear and subject to debate among scholars. But according to some Catholic traditions, the Rosary was given to Saint Dominic in a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it was then promoted by Blessed Allan de la Roche.
The main function of the rosary beads is to count prayers, the prayers that are counted on rosary beads are collectively known as the rosary. The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in history.
To Catholics, the rosary is more than a prayer. It symbolizes our destiny in and with God according to Mary’s example. To live up to this destiny, we need faith in God’s marvelous deeds for us, perseverance in his ways (hope) and a practical attitude toward living our faith, that is charity.
The faithfuls also believe Rosaries have “protective power” because of a Roman Catholic belief system involving the symbol of the crucifix attached to all rosaries and their association with the Virgin Mary. The crucifix, in turn, is connected to Jesus as the son of God. … Protection in rosaries is also acquired through the power of prayer.
What are the 5 mysteries of the rosary?
Since the Rosary has five decades, each of which corresponds to one mystery, there are five mysteries for each Rosary;
- The Agony of Christ in the Garden.
- The Scourging at the Pillar.
- The Crowning with Thorns.
- The Carrying of the Cross.
- The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord on the Cross.