In practice.Even if it's been years since you've picked up a rosary rosary [rose garden], prayer of Roman Catholics, in which beads are used as counters. The term, applied also to the beads, is extended to Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist prayers that use beads. , you might want to give it another try on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary (August 15). Although the pope recently created the new set of Luminous Mysteries upon which to meditate med·i·tate
v. med·i·tat·ed, med·i·tat·ing, med·i·tates
1. To reflect on; contemplate.
2. To plan in the mind; intend: meditated a visit to her daughter. while praying the rosary, this month try the Glorious Mysteries, which include the Assumption.
The rosary is an ancient prayer of contemplation that evolved from monks' recitation rec·i·ta·tion
a. The act of reciting memorized materials in a public performance.
b. The material so presented.
a. Oral delivery of prepared lessons by a pupil.
b. of all 150 psalms each day to the praying of 15 decades of Hail Marys Hail Mary: see Ave Maria.
Latin Ave Maria
Principal Roman Catholic prayer addressed to the Virgin Mary. It begins with the greetings spoken to Mary by the Archangel Gabriel and by her cousin Elizabeth in the Gospel of Luke: punctuated by Our Fathers and Glory Be's. Counting prayers on prayer beads is common to many faiths. To learn more about how to say the rosary, visit www.udayton.edu/mary.