Origins of the Rosary
The origins of the rosary are a little elusive but we can piece together a reasonable history. The
use of "prayer beads" began in the very early days of the Church. They were used to aid in
reciting certain prayers during meditation and there is some indication that of beads were used
to count Our Fathers and Hail Marys.
What we now hold in our hands and call the rosary took form in the 12th and 15th centuries.
Eventually 50 Hail Marys were recited and linked with verses of psalms or other phrases
evoking the lives of Jesus and Mary. Finally during the 16th century, the structure of the five-
decade rosary based on the three sets of mysteries (Joyful, Glorious and Sorrowful) prevailed
and remained that way until Pope John Paull II added the Luminous Mysteries.
The Power of the Rosary
The well-known “televangelist” Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, "The rosary is the book of
the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever
known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more
satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon
the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is
The Prayer of the Family
Through the ages the rosary has become a fundamental prayer of the Catholic faith. In 1947
Father Patrick Peyton coined the phrase “The family that prays together, stays together.” He
was an enthusiastic promoter of family rosary time. Known as the "Rosary priest" Fr. Peyton
encouraged nearly 5 million listeners to his radio program to strengthen their family life by
praying the Rosary together. Biblezon has the perfect app for praying the rosary either with
your family or even alone when out of town on a business trip.
How to Pray the Rosary
The app comes with a one-page graphic that visually explains how to pray the rosary. It serves
as a simple yet handy guide for praying the rosary.
A Daily Rosary Companion
Upon opening the Rosary app it automatically takes you to the current day’s mystery of the
Rosary (whether connected via WiFi or not). Each of the day’s mysteries has a brief intention
for meditation on followed by the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be prayers. If you like to
prayer with accompanying audio this option is available as well in-app.
The Promises of the Rosary
The Blessed Virgin Mary promised to Saint Dominic and to all who follow that "Whatever you
ask in the Rosary will be granted." She left for all Christians Fifteen Promises to those who
recite the Holy Rosary. It is helpful for us to read and meditate on those promises occasionally
so that we can fortify and enrich our love of Mary’s Rosary. Those Fifteen Promises are including
in-app for you to review at your convenience.