The Rosary 

What is the Rosary?

The Rosary is a form of prayer used in the Catholic Church that involves the repetition of prayers, including the Hail Mary and the Our Father, while meditating on various events in the life of Jesus Christ.

How do you pray the Rosary?

To pray the Rosary, you typically begin by holding a rosary in your hands and making the sign of the cross. Then, you say the Apostles' Creed, followed by one Our Father, three Hail Marys, and one Glory Be. Next, you meditate on one of the mysteries of the Rosary while repeating the prayers. You continue this pattern until you have completed all of the mysteries.

What are the mysteries of the Rosary?

The mysteries of the Rosary are events in the life of Jesus Christ, including the Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries, the Glorious Mysteries, and the Luminous Mysteries. Each set of mysteries includes five events that are meditated on while praying the Rosary.

What is the significance of the Rosary?

The Rosary is significant for Catholics because it is a way of meditating on the life of Jesus Christ and deepening their relationship with God. It is also believed to be a powerful form of intercessory prayer, where the Virgin Mary, to whom the Rosary is dedicated, intercedes on behalf of those who pray it.

Who can pray the Rosary?

Anyone can pray the Rosary, regardless of their religious affiliation. However, it is most commonly practiced by Catholics.

How long does it take to pray the Rosary?

The length of time it takes to pray the Rosary depends on the individual and the speed at which they pray. On average, it takes about 15-20 minutes to pray one set of mysteries.

Can you pray the Rosary on your own?

Yes, you can pray the Rosary on your own. However, it is also common to pray it with others, either in a group or with a partner.

What is a rosary bead?

A rosary bead is a string of beads that is used to help count the prayers and meditations during the Rosary. It typically includes five sets of ten beads, separated by larger beads, and a crucifix or other religious symbol at the end.  The difference between typical Rosary beads and the free Rosary you can get from Rosary Army is that we make, pray, and give away all-twine knotted Rosaries.  There are no beads, only knots.  

How often should you pray the Rosary?

There is no specific requirement for how often you should pray the Rosary but at Fatima, our Blessed Mother implored the faithful to pray the Rosary every day.  This is what we encourage people to do through Rosary Army.  Take on the challenge to pray the Rosary each day!

What are the benefits of praying the Rosary?

The benefits of praying the Rosary include increased spiritual reflection, a deeper connection to God, and a sense of peace and calm. It is also believed to be a powerful form of intercessory prayer and can be helpful for those who are struggling with difficult situations or decisions.