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What is a Rosary?


The Rosary is a system of prayer and meditation using a system of knots or beads on a string, and represents one of the most important symbols of the Christian faith. Knots or beads are used to keep track of the number and sequence of sentences. On the other hand sometimes the term is used to refer to the single string of accounts by itself.

The Rosary is present from the beginning of the Church. From the beginning, the believers read the Psalms, as well as the Jews. However, later, many monasteries follows the habit of praying the 150 psalms every day. In this way, begins to be born the idea of making knots in strings to be able to count the number of sentences, which eventually passed from the Psalms to the Hail Mary.

The story that in the year 1208, the Virgin Mary appeared to Santo Domingo and taught him to pray the Rosary, presenting it as a powerful weapon to use against enemies of the faith.

Dominic was a Spanish priest who traveled to the South of France in order to turn the "Albigensian heresy" followers, who believed in the existence of 2 gods, one of the good, of the spiritual, and the other evil, of the material. They believed that as Jesus had a body, that is material, then there was the possibility that was the true God. Faced with this situation, Santo Domingo continued the mandates of the mother of God and successfully developed many Albigensians.

The power and popularity of the Rosary began to grow, even claimed you victories in certain battles, as in Muret, which created the first chapel of our Lady of the Rosary. Nearly 2 centuries later, the Virgin Mary made a new appearance, this time against Rupe Alano, reiterating the miraculous power of the Rosary and the need for its dissemination.

The Rosary consists of a string with 5 groups of 10 knots or accounts that correspond to 10 Hail Marys. Between each of these groups of 10 accounts, is a secluded that corresponds to an our father and a Holy Mystery in particular.

Usually begins with the sign of the cross and 3 Hail Marys, however, it is necessary to consider the day of the week that we are praying, since Monday and Saturdays are the joyful mysteries, Tuesdays and Fridays the terrible, the luminous Thursdays and Wednesdays and Sundays the glorious mysteries. The Holy Mysteries correspond to the foundations of the Christian faith which are reflected in the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary and the incarnation of the son of God (joyful mysteries), his passion and death (sorrowful mysteries), his Ascension and resurrection (glorious mysteries) and miraculous events as the wedding at Cana, and the Transfiguration of Jesus (luminous mysteries)
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