We found out this morning that today is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. My dad asked how the rosary came about in the first place, so I looked it up. We learned that the “desert fathers” used to pray the 150 Psalms using rocks and ropes. That type of tool was common in other religions as well. The Hail Mary prayer itself took about 1000 years to transform into the prayer that we know today. And Tradition has it that St. Dominic had a vision of Mary who presented him with the rosary beads and prayers. In my mom’s prayer book, it talked about what a powerful weapon the rosary is when prayed in faith. I think we are blessed to have this amazing gift that we can use any time at a cost of about 20 minutes. Using it can make an impact in our lives and in our world.
I Found God today learning more about the rosary.