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Year of the Rosary

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Year of the Rosary

Rosarium Virginis Mariae  Apostolic Letter of the Holy Father announcing the new mysteries of Light and proclaiming the Year of the Rosary. 

Mysteries of Light -- From Holy Cross Ministries (Fr. Peyton). 

 

Megasites

Rosary Center  The headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity of the Catholic Church, a world-wide movement of prayer for peace. The Confraternity is administered by the Dominican Fathers.   Fr. Paul A. Duffner, O.P., is Director. It is located next to the Holy Rosary Church in Portland, Oregon, USA, the city of roses. The Rosary Confraternity is a world-wide movement of prayer entrusted to the Dominican Order by the Holy See more than 500 years ago. Site contains the bi-monthly newsletter, The Rosary Light and Life, with many essays and articles on the Rosary. Also contains pages on how to pray the Rosary, great publications, clearinghouse of information on the Rosary, how to enroll in the confraternity. Why not visit and enroll today?

The Mary Page  Welcome to the Mary Page, maintained by The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton in Ohio. We are an international center of research and study on the role of Mary in Christian life. Probably most comprehensive site on Mary on web

Mary: Her Story  Father Victor Haogland, C.P., tells the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Drawing on Scripture and Tradition, Christian art and piety, as well as other sources, he paints a picture of Mary that is both human and down-to-earth. This special edition of Compassion was first published in 1988 in celebration of the Marian Year. We trust that you'll enjoy its re-publication on the World Wide Web.

Catholic Online The Holy Rosary Pages and Mystery Pages

St Anthony Messenger -- Site features essays and multimedia links <---new

The Rosary -- Introduction  Comprehensive site by Tim Pickford. Essays on the rosary as Trinitarian prayer, Scriptural prayer, each of the mysteries, the rosary as way to loving neighbor, and the rosary and liturgy.

Rosary Since Vatican II  Reports about the rosary's demise are premature. The same shops which a few months ago sold recordings of Gregorian chant from the monks of St. Dominic de Silos now feature cassettes of the pope reciting the rosary. Extensive bibliography on books and other resources on the Rosary.

The Rosary Tract -- Having trouble defending/explaining the Rosary to non-Catholic Christians? Check out this apologetics tract from Catholic Answers <-- updated link

St. Dominic and the Rosary -- Article by chapter member Robert Feeney

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Tired of Taking the Same Path through the Rosary? Mary's Rosary has Many Paths! Explore a new one!

 

Rosary Meditation Like Sr. Mary Grace, O.P.'s,  painting of Mary giving St Dominic the Rosary on our opening page? See wood cut  images by Sr. Mary Grace and meditations from two other Dominican cloistered nuns located on the Mary Page website.  Beautiful fusion of art and writing. 

The Scriptural Rosary "The Scriptural Rosary is a modern version of the way of the Rosary was once prayed throughout Western Christendom in the late Middle Ages. In those times --- about 1425 to 1525 A.D. -- people recited a different little thought, or meditation, as they prayed each Hail Mary of the Rosary. These thoughts for each Hail Mary bead described some event or incident in the lives of Jesus and Mary." Contains scriptural texts and photos for each mystery

The Scriptural Rosary  Another "rose lined" walk through the Gospel. 

Family Rosary Crusade from Manila, Philippines (Meditations on the mysteries of the Rosary)

Devotions--The Rosary: Keeping Her Company --15 meditations  Longer meditations on each mystery by Tom Pickford

Family Rosary  Site of the Father Peyton's Holy Cross Ministries. Daily Meditations. 

On the History of the Rosary - Maisie Ward   "I  have given myself a headache which I do not propose to pass on to my readers, studying all these controversies." A letter from a holy old Dominican to Father Thurston, in which he said that what mattered to him was not who started the Rosary but how he could best say it, seems to be the right one for this book, written only to help people to love the Rosary. 

The Rosary - How to pray the Rosary

The Rosary Online at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen  -- The pictures you'll see in this online Rosary are scenes from the stained glass windows of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Don't miss the Virtual Tour of Baltimore's Cathedral! (At the end of this Rosary, you can go on the virtual tour of the rest of the Cathedral for further meditation and spiritual nourishment.)

Picture Beads, Our Lady's Rosary Album site -- This site provides a free downloadable presentation that provides a picture for each bead of the rosary. It is not a picture per decade but a picture per Hail Mary. 

The Ecumenical Miracle Rosary -- This web page will introduce you to a group of prayers called the Ecumenical Miracle Rosary.

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Rosaries for the Young and Young at Heart

 

Doug McManaman: The Mysteries of the Rosary for Youth

Children Pray: A Scriptural Rosary for Children  by by Fr Victor Hoagland, C.P.

Catholic Youth Networking 

Holy Card Web Page. Lots of Holy Cards to view and download.

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Online Audio/Cyber Rosaries

 

Cyber Rosary Prayer: St Patrick's Parish Donabate Dublin Ireland Irish? Like things Irish? Like beautiful websites? Like to pray along with others? Check out this site with Real Audio files of the Rosary from Ireland.  Photos from Rosary Basilica at Lourdes

The Marian Hour (frames)  Started over 24 years ago, this radio broadcast is the most widely heard radio rosary in the world. Photos and meditations on mysteries; audio files in French and English, Russian, Polish, Luganda, Tagalog, Hungarian, Portugese, Dutch, Latin and other languages. Looking for volunteers to present Rosary in other languages especially audio versions.  

Pray The Rosary On line Rosary prayer community, posts prayer intentions of members.  Pray the Rosary online with others in the community accompanied by music and active graphics. 

The Rosary Ring   Ring of Rosary Websites

Virtual Rosary Online Welcome to the official homepage of Virtual Rosary™, the original multimedia Rosary software program for Windows and Macintosh! Plus, it's completely free.

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Why Pray the Rosary?

 

The Rosary and the Modern Mind - Arnold Lunn  Ever have trouble explaining why an intelligent person like you is carrying a string of beads? This essay written in the now, not so modern 1930's,  has some very modern answers.

The Rosary -- Why the Rosary? While geared towards answering the question as to why Canon Law specifically states that devotion to the the Blessed Virgin Mary, including the rosary, be fostered in seminaries, the answers are applicable to lay folks as well.

Rosary Since Vatican II  Reports about the rosary's demise are premature. The same shops which a few months ago sold recordings of Gregorian chant from the monks of St. Dominic de Silos now feature cassettes of the pope reciting the rosary.

The Rosary: A Gospel Prayer  Essay by Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., and Jack Wintz, O.F.M. 

The Rosary of Our Lady  Selections from Romano Guardini, great theologian-priest-pastor of souls -- exploring some of the depths of the Rosary and suggestions to pray it better.

Say It With Ros(ari)es  Interesting experience (of webservant) that may enlighten some aspects of Marian piety.

Heaven Is Shaped Like a Rose  An art essay.

My Rosary  Reflecion by Albino Cardinal Luciani (later Pope John Paul I).

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Multi-lingual Sites

 

Multi-Lingual Rosary Prayers 

Fr. Justin Rosary Hour  is a Catholic Catechetical radio program in Polish, broadcast from the network of 40 Radio Stations across United States and Canada. It is produced by the Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony of Padua Province in U.S.A. Polish and English Website for the Polish Rosary hour

Pater Noster Our Father in 770 different languages and dialects (as of today, 10/12/00 there are now 1103 languages and dialects!)

The Holy Rosary Site -- Italian, Portugese, Spanish.  Updated with new mysteries of light. Prayers, history. 

Prayer - Hail Mary and the Rosary

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Perpetual Rosaries, Rosary Crusades -- Join Others across the Country and around the World

The World Wide Rosary Crusade Main purpose is to mount a unified effort in building a global rosary chain on the 13th of each month in honor of our Blessed Mother's requests to pray the rosary for peace.

Fatima Network:  The Perpetual Web Rosary

Pauline Marie Jaricot Home Page Living Rosary. Venerable Pauline Marie Jaricot was foundress of the Living Rosary (perpetual rosary where you say an appointed decade each day and 14 others join you to make a complete 15 decade rosary) and also foundress of the Propogation of the Faith.

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Rosary Making, Unique Rosaries

 

Rose Petal Rosaries from Carmelites  From the biblical book, Canticle of Canticles, the Church Fathers applied to Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the titles "Rose of Sharon", "Lily of the Valley", and "Garden Enclosed", in which they saw her typified as the mystical bride of Christ. Likewise, she was given the title, "Mystical Rose", preserved today in the Litany of Loreto together with her title "Queen of the Most Holy Rosary". The word rosary is derived from rosarium, Latin for garden or chaplet of roses.  In saying the rosary, one builds a garden or chaplet of roses to crown the Blessed Virgin. This explains also why the beads were often made of pressed rose petals or carved to resemble roses. Since this ancient monastic craft of rose bead making has been revived, it is now possible to offer Mary a magnificent bouquet of prayers with an absolutely pure and natural rose petal rosary (with no fillers or paint). In the prayerful and peaceful solitude of our hermitages, the Nuns of the Carmel of Port Tobacco make memorial rose petal rosaries, made from rose petals given for once-in-a-lifetime occasions - weddings, anniversaries or funerals. 

Our Lady's Rosary Makers -- Get expert advice and supplies from this non-profit organization. Information on how to begin a Rosary making guild <Fixed Link

The Rosary Shop - Rosaries, Kits, Parts, Tools and Accessories

Seeds of Faith -- Mary's Tears Rosaries, other custom rosaries, supplies, ezine for rosary making enthusiasts

The Rosary Workshop -- Beautiful, rare, antique and one of a kind new rosaries. Large site with prayer and study resources too. 

Rosary Makers -- great list of suppliers and resources, 

Other Sources of Supplies: Beads, The Rosary Workshop

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Popes on the Rosary

 

Grata Recordatio: On the Rosary:  Encyclical of Pope John XXIII, promulgated on 26 September 1959

Ingruentium Malorum: On Reciting the Rosary: Encyclical of Pope Pius XII, promulgated on 15 September 1951

Ingravescentibus Malis: On the Rosary Encyclical of Pope Pius XI, promulgated on 29 September 1937

Iucunda Semper Expectatione: On the RosaryEncyclical of Pope Leo XIII, promulgated on 8 September 1894

Magnae Dei Matris: On the Rosary:  Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, promulgated on 8 September 1892

Supremi Apostolatus Officio: On Devotion of the Rosary: Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, promulgated 1 September 1883

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Special Places to Pray the Rosary in the

Baltimore/Washington Metro Area

Mount Saint Mary's College-Grotto of Lourdes National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, only 75 minutes from Washington, DC in Emmitsburg, it is the oldest replica of Lourdes in the United States. Situated on a lovely Maryland hillside woodland replete with tumbling brook, the grotto  has attractively landscaped prayer paths including one that features all 15 decades of the rosary. There are two chapels and the main chapel has Eucharistic adoration and masses on Sundays. The picturesque site attracts over a million visitors yearly; check the schedule for special events and talks on the weekends. This was a favorite spot of St Elizabeth Seton who lived nearby. Be sure to stop and see National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton where St Elizabeth lived and founded the Sisters of Charity.

Franciscan Monastery Replicas of the Holy Land and catacombs of Rome. Beautiful, large, wooded outdoor garden area with Stations of the Cross and a replica of the Grotto of Lourdes. Plenty of benches to stop and pray and listen to sounds of birds in midst of the city. 

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Mary Garden Dedicated for the Jubilee, this beautiful garden provides a pleasant natural place to sit and pray while visiting the shrine. 

Annapolis Mary Garden

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Make your Own Special Outdoor Place!

Create a Mary Garden Plant a Mary Garden and create your own special outdoor space to pray the rosary and be reminded of the many holy attributes of Mary. Find out how in this comprehensive website promoting the planting of Mary Gardens. Historical research on Marian links to flowers, gardening information, gardening and prayer, gardens as inspiration. Don't have a garden? Plant an indoor dish garden!

The Garden Way of the Rosary -- History of how the Rosary got its name. <--NEW

 

Multimedia*

 

PDA Prayer Downloads  -- Downloads for Palm PDA's

Tapes  includes Rosary tapes, Spanish tapes, children's tapes

Praying the Rosary -- Teach Us to Pray Video Series by Catholic Update Video.  "The story segment is the true account of Father Sigfrid Schneider,O.F.M., a missionary in China from 1931-1953. In the witness segment, Catholics share what praying the rosary means in their lives. In the teaching segment, spiritual writer and teacher Gloria Hutchinson traces the history of the rosary and explains—step by step—how to pray it. 

 

Comprehensive Lists of Marian Organizations

 

Pastoral Marian Organizations in the U.S.  Find friends near you with whom you can pray. 

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