Month of October –
Traditionally the Month of the Rosary.
This resource lists several documents from the Church on the Rosary. Scroll
down to find them or links to them.
Various Forms of Marian Piety
Quotes from post-Vatican II Church documents on the Rosary devotion.
Memorial of Our Lady of
the Rosary, October 7
Several of the Rosary
articles depict images of Our Lady with the Rosary.
The Rosary in Image
Meditations based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church
October: Month of
the Holy Rosary
The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy
Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our
Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. More information on
The Rosary Since
Reports about the rosary's demise are premature. Article from
The Marian Library Newsletter
Our Lady at Fatima
In Fatima Our Lady appeared six times to three young Portuguese
children in a field called the Cova de Iria, near the small village of
Fatima, about seventy miles north of Lisbon. The children were asked to
pray the rosary for peace.
Our Lady of
Story of the shrine dedicated to Our Lady of the
Rosary in Pompei, Italy.
What do you know about the image of Our Lady of Pompei? (YQ 126)
How do you pray the
Rosary? (FAQ #7)
This page has information on the most important prayers which constitute
the Rosary and on how to pray them (Sign of the Cross, Apostle's Creed, Our
Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, Prayer after the Rosary).
What are the
origins of the title "Our Lady of the Rosary"? (YQ 132)
Regarding the title, Our Lady of the Rosary, it is opportune to remember
not only that Marian titles evolve over time, but also that ...
Are the "Rosary
Novenas to Our Lady" available on the Internet? (YQ 179)
The novena is written by Charles V. Lacey with a preface by Rev. Raymond P.
Lawrence. It is a fifty-four day Novena of daily recitation of five decades
of the Rosary with a meditation ...
Is there a chaplet,
rosary or some other devotion to the seven joys of Mary?
The most typical Rosary expression of Mary's joys are the joyous mysteries.
The original number of joys were five, and not seven! At one time it became
fifteen joys. However, ...
I have a six-year-old
daughter in kindergarten who received a rosary today. Is there an easy way
to start teaching how to pray the rosary?
What a marvelous task to initiate the youngest to the mysteries of the
In both churches I attend
(Ukrainian rite and Roman) May is dedicated to Mary. In the Roman Church
I attend on weekdays we say the Rosary before Mass just as we do in October
(in my Ukrainian rite we say the rosary before Mass throughout the year).
Is this universal in the Church? When, where and how (or why) did
The reciting of the rosary before (or sometimes after) Mass, a fairly
widespread custom in Catholic countries, is the consequence of several
Will God ignore my rosary
if I am at my worst at concentration? What's the best way I can do in order
to feel God's presence?
Use various approaches, depending on disposition and degree of
concentration. Overall principle: Don't let yourself float ...
in Honor of Our Lady
Historical Background of the Saturdays in Honor of Mary, The Golden
Saturdays, The Heart of Mary Saturdays and the Saturday Rosary, First
Saturday Communion of Reparation, The Fifteen Saturdays of the Rosary, and
Explain why Saturday is devoted to Our
Lady and tell what the requirements of the devotion of the five First Saturdays
What about Our Lady of
Mary, Refuge of Sinners, 1836 Basilica of Our Lady of Victories. To
commemorate the victory of the Christian Armada on October 7, 1571, Pope
Pius V introduced in 1572 the "festem BMV de victoria" – rosary plays
What is the Fiat
Rosary? (YQ 116)
The Fiat Rosary is named after Cardinal Leon Suenen's Fiat Movement, which
encourages total openness to God in imitation of Mary...
What is the
The Mission Rosary links two major concerns of our church: prayer and
apostolate. The rosary is a traditional form of prayer which combines
remembrance, praise and petition. It remembers the events of Salvation
Is there going to
be a fourth series of Rosary mysteries?
The German Liturgical Institute was recently asked its opinion about
instituting a fourth series of Rosary mysteries, The Public Life of Jesus.
A Marian group in Leutesdorf, Germany recently ...
Where can I find a
Marian image, statue, rosary, book? (YQ
To find a Marian image, statue, rosary, book, or other such items, first
look at your local religious supply store. Of course, the Web may be a
resource, but always be cautious. We have compiled...
What is the Origin
of the Rosary? (YQ 18)
The complex history of the rosary deals normally with the following stages
of development: 1) Repetition of the Hail Mary, in the twelfth c, related
to the joys of Mary, first five (Annunciation, Nativity, Resurrection,
Is there a biblical basis
for the Rosary?
As you know the bible does "not" tell us to pray the rosary because this
form of prayer originated only during the middle ages. However, important
elements of the Rosary are biblical ...
There are several good reasons to present a selection of October poems in
honor of Our Lady. First, October is the month of the Holy Rosary. Second,
there are two feast days of the Blessed Virgin Mary in October. The Feast
of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7. The Feast of Our Lady
of the Pillar (Saragossa, Spain) is a feast day celebrated on October 12.
Includes: Our Lady's Rosary, The Holy
Rosary, Our Lady of the Rosary, etc
The Annunciation, etc
The Agony in the Garden, etc
The Resurrection, etc
There exists a renewed interest in various forms of the Rosary which in
fact have little to do with the classical rosary prayer itself. ...
See also our links
on the Rosary: sidebar / resources / links
If you are looking
for videos about the rosary or various devotions see our video resources
which can be borrowed from the Marian Library.
Some titles include: A Dedicated Man
(Fr. Peyton's story), 1992; The Rosary,1992; Block Rosary
Special Event (May 1, 1999 Wash DC), 1999; The Rosary and
Contemporary Marian Apparitions, 1991; The Untold Story: The
Miracle of Edsa, 1998, etc
See sidebar under resources.
David Burton Bryan / Chicago: Loyola University
A Western Way of
Meditation: The Rosary Revisited
This is a review of the book.
See also sidebar: resources
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