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How to Pray the Rosary: Interesting Insights

Updated on August 8, 2015
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

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Holy Rosary - Praying Hands - Holy Spirit

Is the Rosary Boring?

As a child, praying the Holy Rosary formed part of my familys weekly prayer session each Saturday afternoon. I cannot lie about the fact that back then I considered it a bothersome, repetitious and boring intrusion on my precious Saturday entertainment hours. You see, my siblings and I were not allowed to watch television on school days during the week, except for the nightly news. So on Saturdays, I looked forward to watching my favourite television (TV) shows and taking a break from my studies and school activities.

Since then, I have grown in my spiritual journey as a Christian and I now recite the Holy Rosary daily, not out of obligation anymore but because I have witnessed the power of prayer. So I use the Rosary to pray for my needs, the needs of friends, family, colleagues, my country, disturbing situations in other parts of the world etc.

I usually pray the Rosary around 6:00 p.m. or dusk when the sun is going down. I say it outside or looking outside, since it is one of the most peaceful times of the day when the atmospheric temperature is cooling down and the changing colours in the sky remind me of Gods awesomeness, as day turns to night.

In this article, I will share with you some of my interesting insights that I have gained over the years into how you, your family, your prayer partner or your prayer group can make the rosary a meaningful part of your daily living in this current age and eliminate mindless repetition, without compromising the sacredness of the Holy Rosary.

If you need to know how to pray the Holy Rosary, including the actual words and order of the prayers, you can click here to visit EWTN.

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Pray the Rosary Anywhere, Anytime!

I do believe that there is no need for us to walk around like the Scribes and Pharisees, in Jesus' time, with scripture taped to our foreheads or rolling long rosary beads.

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So this ingenious prayer tool makes it easy for you to recite the Rosary without calling unnecessary attention to yourself.

Wherever you are - waiting at the bus or train station or in the airport, traveling in a bus, train or airplane or getting a lift in someone else's vehicle - praying the Rosary can be done in inconspicuous peace.

 

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The JOYFUL MYSTERY

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Joyful-Sorrowful-Luminous-Glorious Mystery in picture - Mary Mother of God

The JOYFUL MYSTERY covers a period of 12 years from the announcement to Mary by the Angel Gabriel that Jesus was to be born, to his parents losing and finding him in the Temple in Jerusalem at around age 12, during the Passover Festival

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1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation (Luke 1:28)

I like to think of this 1st Joyful Mystery as the "pregnancy test" episode. You know when a woman takes a pregnancy test finds out that she is pregnant and begins to joyfully announce to a privileged few family members and friends that she is pregnant?

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Give thanks to God for a pregnancy among family or friends.

b. Abortion issues (those who perform abortions, those who are thinking of having an abortion or those who have had abortions).

c. Pregnant women in your family or friend circles, pregnant teenagers, pregnant women in general.

d. Pregnant women who have pregnancy complications, like Gestational Diabetes or have to be on complete bed rest for the entire duration of their pregnancy.

e. Pregnant women who will have abnormal babies, such as those with Down Syndrome.

2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation (Luke 1:41-42)

You may have experienced or can imagine the joy and excitement felt by two (2) best friends or family members when they realize that they are both pregnant and will have babies around the same time. So it is not difficult to understand how the cousins Mary and Elizabeth felt about having babies 6 months apart.

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Give thanks for a visit by family members or friends, especially those who live overseas. (I had a good friend, who is like a sister to me, visit me with her husband and 2 children from another country for my 40th birthday and I am still elated when I think of that visit).

b. Celebrate accomplishments, such as the announcement of a promotion at work, a salary increase or being elected to a position in some organization, group or committee.

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3rd Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:7)

Nine (9) months of waiting are finally over for Mary and Joseph, and a beautiful, perfectly healthy baby boy is born.

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Celebrate the birth of a newborn in the family - child, grandchild, godchild, niece, nephew, cousin etc.

b. Celebrate new beginnings, such as the start of a new job, moving to your new home, moving to a new country or state, the beginning of your marriage, beginning a new course or degree programme, starting a new business or project.

4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation (Luke 2:22-23)

In those days, all first-born males were dedicated to God.You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Dedicate your career, life plan or life purpose to God and ask Him to use you to be a blessing to others.

b. Make a spiritual offering of your assets and material possessions to God and ask Him to help you to be a good steward of all that He has blessed you with.

5th Joyful Mystery: Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:46)

Losing a child, whether temporarily while shopping at the mall or permanently through death, can cause such heart rending grief and sorrow to a parent.

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Parents who have lost their children to war, violence, drug abuse, prostitution or chronic mental illness.

b. Parents who have children in prison or serving in the army or navy.c.Parents who have lost children during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth.

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The LUMINOUS MYSTERY

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Priest celebrating Mass - Consecration of the Body and Blood of Christ - Eucharistic celebration

The LUMINOUS MYSTERY covers a period of 3 years from Jesus' baptism in the Jordan, to the Last Supper when He instituted the Eucharist.

1st Luminous Mystery: Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:16 - 17)

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Children who will soon to be baptized or confirmed in the Catholic faith.

b. Adults who will be baptized into the Catholic faith.

c. Catholics who have left the Catholic Church.

d. Catholics who have stopped going to church.

2nd Luminous Mystery: Wedding at Cana (John 2:5-7)

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Couples who are about to get married.

b. Good families and family life.

c.Married couples who are experiencing problems in their marriage.

d. For separated and divorced couples.

3rd Luminous Mystery: Proclaiming the Kingdom (Matthew 10:7-8)

Jesus chooses his 12 apostles, sort of like his management team, and spells out their work for them.

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. That your country’s civil and religious leaders will make good decisions and be kept free from corruption.

b. That the senior and middle level managers and supervisors in your company will make good decisions.

c. If you or someone you know hold a high level leadership position - CEO, Pastor, Minister, Senator, Parliamentarian, Board Executive etc. – that they will make good decisions and remain free from corruption.

d. That Justice will be served, without fear or favour, by Juries, Magistrates and Judges in our legal systems.

4th Luminous Mystery: Transfiguration (Luke 9:29,35)

This was a sort of vision the apostles had and I like to relate this Mystery to that often, “once-in-a-lifetime” revelation that most people have at one time or another in their lives. Sometimes it’s an accident, near death experience or severe illness that takes us to that “transfigured” place which forces us to change the present course of our life’s direction.

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Revelation from God of your or someone else’s life purpose, if you or they are still searching for the reason for you being on earth.

b. That God will show you how to effectively use the gifts and talents that He has given you and keep you from hiding them away like that bad servant in the Holy Bible who hid the 1,000 gold coins his master had given him, instead of making productive use of them (Matthew 25:14-30).

5th Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Eucharist (Luke 2:46)

The Eucharist is 1 of the 7 sacraments of the Catholic Church and is considered an "action of thanksgiving to God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1328)."

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Faithfully fulfill your holy obligation by attending Mass on Sundays and other Holy days of obligation, such as Corpus Christi.

b. Ask God to help you to always receive the Eucharist in a state of grace and free, especially from mortal sin.

c. Fortitude and discipline to attend Eucharistic Adoration at least once a month and watch for one (1) hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament; that which 3 of his disciples were not able to do in the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:40).

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The SORROWFUL MYSTERY

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Crucifix in Church - Jesus on the Cross - Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary

The horrifying events of the SORROWFUL MYSTERY take place over 3 days but feel like years; from Jesus' anguished cry in Gethsemane asking His Heavenly Father to keep Him from dying such an anguished death, to his Crucifixion.

1st Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden (Luke 22:44-45)

Sometimes the hardships we experience at a particular period in our lives, or anguish due to loss, can feel like a lifetime but, like Jesus in Gethsemane, we need to remain constant in prayer and view our sufferings in the context of our entire lives so that we can keep courage and see how short our period of sufferings are in relation to our periods of joy.

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Fortitude in times of sorrow, hardship, financial difficulty, relationship problems or other life challenges.

b. Keep far from us the spirits of depression and suicide, especially when it feels like we have no way out of our difficulties and challenges.

2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar (John 19:1)

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. The anguish, bad fallout or consequences you suffered, sullying of your name or good character you experienced as a result of lies or "half-truths" persons have told about you.

b. That God will keep you, your family and friends from gossiping about others.

3rd Sorrowful Mystery: Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:28-29)

I liken this Mystery to the excruciating pain and hurt one feels when you remember how someone has hurt or betrayed you.

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. To forgive the person or persons who have wronged or betrayed you in your family, at work, through physical, mental or emotional abuse etc.

b. To keep you or your family or friends from seeking vengeance on persons who have wronged or betrayed you or them and leave justice to the Court of Law and God.

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4th Sorrowful Mystery: Carrying of the Cross (John 19:17)

When whatever burden you are carrying seems unbearable, remember to lay it at the foot of cross and talk to Jesus about it because He reminds us, "Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. To carry your cross without constantly complaining and offer up your sufferings, together with the Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary, for the salvation of souls.

5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion (Luke 23:46)

After carrying your cross, trying to avoid complaining and maintaining a cheerful countenance maybe your situation still ends badly - a broken marriage or family relationship, financial ruin, no justice from the legal system, persistent unemployment, your sick child or spouse died etc.

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. That God will help you to pick up the pieces, much like Job who lost everything, and move on without becoming bitter.

b. Trust in God's Word that "all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28) and that God will bless and prosper you even more than before (Job 8:7).

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The GLORIOUS MYSTERY

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The GLORIOUS MYSTERY highlights Jesus' triumph over death and sin, the glorious reunion in Heaven between mother and son and the end of Mary's anguish and pain over the horrific death of her son, Jesus.

Mary is also eternally reunited with God the Father. A powerful reminder for us that one day our earthly sorrows will end, we will be reunited with loved ones and live in eternal glory with the "Great, I Am", our creator and source.

1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection (Mark 16:6)

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You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Plead the Blood of Jesus on every area of your, your family’s and your friends’ lives – love relationships, marriage, jobs, property, assets, finances, businesses, homes etc.

Simply say, “Jesus, I plead your precious Blood on X”. X being your job, finances etc.

2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension (Mark 16:19)

According to St. Augustine, "Singing is praying twice".

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Honour God through Praise & Worship, in song by singing some lively choruses or hymns at the beginning or end of each Decade of this Mystery. Just praise Him for being God and all of His providence in your, your family's and your friends' lives!

b. Praise and honour Him with Psalms too! Some well-known praise Psalms in the Holy Bible include Psalms 145 through to 150. Praise is never too much for God.

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3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4)

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of the Lord.

b. The 12 Fruits of the Spirit - Love (Charity), Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Generosity, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Modesty, Self-control and Chastity.

4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption (Judith 15:9-10)

"By her complete adherence to the Father's will, to his Son's redemptive work, and to prompting of the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary is the [catholic] Church's model of faith and charity [love]" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 967).

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Grace to follow Mary's example of faith, love and obedience to God's will in your and your family's lives.

5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation (Revelation 12:1)

"From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin Mary has been honoured with the title of "Mother of God", to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs" - (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 971).

You can pray and offer up this Mystery for the following reasons or intentions:

a. Protection for you and your loved ones from evil, danger and harm.

b. Ask Mary to intercede to God on our behalf about any area of our lives. (She interceded for the couple at the Wedding feast in Cana, and she is more than happy to do the same for us).

c. That the Virgin Mary's undying desire - the salvation of all souls - will be realized before the end of world.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Charito1962: Thanks Charito1962. Like you, the Rosary does provide me with daily strength. Thanks for sharing your testimony on the power of the Holy Rosary. I wish you a happy and prosperous New Year!

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Beautiful lens! I'm Catholic and I find strength in praying the Rosary DAILY! - Ms. Charito from the Philippines

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @rbnewman55: Welcome to the Catholic Church rbnewman55! As you journey, I want to you to remember to stay focused on your relationship with Jesus Christ which is a DAILY walk. Mary always points us to her Son, Jesus Christ. So as you begin to pray the rosary more often, ask Mary to intercede to her Son on your behalf to help you become the man he wants you to be and give you the DAILY strength to follow him. In the secular world, when you enroll in a course, you now have to do the course work. It's the same with Catholicism. Now that you've 'enrolled', so to speak as a Catholic, you now have to do the work to become knowledgeable about Catholicism and your relationship with Jesus Christ. May God bless you on your spiritual journey. May the Holy Spirit direct your thoughts and actions and may Mother Mary continuously lead you to her Son Jesus Christ. Thanks for visiting, sharing and your lovely comment on my article. Have a blessed week!

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      rbnewman55 4 years ago

      This was so well done. Reading reminded me that I need to start praying the rosary. I am still a fairly new Catholic. I was received into the Church during Easter vigil 2010 after being Protestant for about 26 years. I am still learning so much because there is a lot to learn about being Catholic. This inspires me to do what I should have done, get truly acquainted with the rosary. Thank you.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @LauraHofman: I agree with you, FlowerChick. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Glad you found it uplifting.

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      What a beautiful, reflective, and inspirational lens. I really should dust off my rosaries and use them again. Thank you for the spiritual and uplifting break!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @wahponywoo2: Thanks for visiting and sharing this lovely experience Wahponywoo. I wish more people would, like you, recognize the importance of praying the rosary and praying in general! Happy Easter!

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      Steven 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Wow this lens reminded me of the countless times I said the Rosary with my grandparents ... it was part of our daily routine, of course as a young child I wanted to listen to the basketball or baseball game with my grandfather (no tv)... but now I would trade anything to have those golden moments with them again.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Bubbajuju: Thanks for the lovely comment Bubbajuju and I am happy you like my lenses. Have a blessed week ahead.

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      Bubbajuju 4 years ago

      FreshStart7, you have some really great articles! I wish I had an 1/8th of your brain power (i'd be a genius)!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @coolmon2009 lm: Thanks for the visit coolmon2009

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      coolmon2009 lm 4 years ago

      Interesting and informative lens

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Glad my lens was useful to you marla. Thanks for visiting.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I appreciate all you have done for myself and my family. My name is harry and after contacting so many fake spell casters that only played with my heart you'd got what I wanted: my family back. Your sincere kindness and thoughtfulness inspires me. You have touched my heart deeply and I will forever be grateful that you got rid of all the negative influences that surrounded my wife and I. Now we are back and my son is very happy again, with his parents together... Thanks ANTOGAI antogaispelltemple@yahoo.com all my gratefulness

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @miaponzo: One's intention is always important miaponzo and I assure you that the ONLY basis on which I and others earnestly pray the Holy Rosary is our faith in God and desire to make our lives and the lives of others better. Thanks for visiting.

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      This is a very interesting take on things... but there is a little tidbit of information ... and something most people aren't aware of, and that is that many rosary methods are based on sorcery and the "other world", and people don't even know that they are doing it that way.... there are clues in the methodology, and having "mysteries" is one of them :) Blessed!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @sharontsendee: Glad you liked it sharontsendee and thanks for visiting.

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      sharontsendee 4 years ago

      Very creative lens and encouraging !!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @wecomparebooks: You're welcome wecomparebooks. I am happy you appreciated this lens. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for your continuous support.

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      wecomparebooks 4 years ago

      Interesting... Thank you for taking the time to make this lens

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @aesta1: Thanks for your visit and testimony aesta1! Have a blessed weekend.

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I believe in the power of prayers especially the rosary.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @julieannbrady: Thanks JaguarJulie for your glowing comments! October is designated the month of the Rosary so you may wish to begin this month praying it for you and your loved ones. Have a blessed week.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      Such an impressive devotional page for the Holy Rosary. Gosh, I sincerely haven't prayed the Holy Rosary for a lot of years. I attended Catholic School for 7 years and learned a lot about the rosary, but not quite as inspiring as your page!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Diva2Mom: Surprise! Surprise! Yes Diva2Mom, I pray the rosary daily and it has been a great source of strength and protection for me and my tool for intercessory prayer for others along with the Divine Mercy. Thanks for the visit and sisterly blessings and may God bless you and your family. Huge hug and Ave Maria to you too :))

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      Girl, I had no idea you're Catholic and devoted to Holy Rosary like me and my family. Bless you for creating this beautiful, inspiring lens! The Holy Rosary is a powerful weapon and it's a blessing that I happened to see this amazing work of yours. Excellent topic and beautifully-done! IMMENSELY-BLESSED by a Humble, Squid Angel who prays the Holy Rosary daily and nightly. I love, love this lens! May God bless you lots of graces from the Blessed Mother :). Huge hug and Ave Maria!!!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks for the visit and blessing WriterJanis and taking the time to read and grasp what I was conveying even though you do not pray the rosary. The prayers can be said by anyone though with or without the Rosary. Nearly all religions support praying for self, family, friends and others.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      You really put your heart into this lens. I don't use rosaries, but I appreciate your dedication. Blessed!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @TolovajWordsmith: Thanks Tolovaj for visiting and sharing. Indeed, I have found the Rosary to be an important tool in my spiritual journey. Have a blessed week.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      I believe different meditation techniques and prayer have a lot in common. It is really not important what religion we belong to or if we even are religious. Ultimately we are all seeking some kind of ultimate Truth on our paths through the mystery of life. In my opinion Holy Rosary can be some kind of 'tool' in this search. Thanks for very interesting background story!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Camden1: Thanks Camden! Your comments as a non-Catholic made my day because you understood the purpose of my lens.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I'm not Catholic, and I've never really understood the Rosary. This is a wonderful explanation - I especially liked how you gave suggestions of who to pray for during each mystery.