Invention of Rosary

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  1. mercyagin

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    Hi,

    I have some doubts. I have read Bible and I have never come across even one verse which says that Jesus will hear our prayers through Mother Mary. What about Rosary? Its not in Bible. Would like to have more details about it.
     
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    The traditional story of the rosary was that Mary herself appeared to Saint Dominic in the twelfth century. At that time, tradition says she gave him the rosary and promised Dominic that if he spread devotion to the rosary, his religious order would flourish. It is quite true that Dominic was quite devoted to the Blessed Mother, but no one knows for sure if Our Lady herself gave Dominic the rosary. If she did, it is quite certain that she did not give him a rosary that looks like the one we have today.

    Originally the rosary had 150 beads, the same number of psalms in the Bible. In the twelfth century, religious orders recited together the 150 Psalms as a way to mark the hours of the day and the days of the week. Those people who didn’t know how to read wanted to share in this practice, so praying on a string of 150 beads or knots began as a parallel to praying the psalms. It was a way that the illiterate could remember the Lord and his mother throughout the day. The “Divine Office”; the official prayer of the church; is the recitation of the psalms over a four week period, and is still prayed today.
     
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    There are differing views on the history of the rosary. According to tradition, the concept of the rosary was given to Saint Dominic in an apparition by the Virgin Mary in the year 1214 in the church of Prouille. This Marian apparition received the title of Our Lady of the Rosary.In the 15th century it was promoted by Alanus de Rupe (aka Alain de la Roche or Saint Alan of the Rock), a learned Dominican priest and theologian, who established the "15 rosary promises" and started many rosary confraternities. However, most scholarly research suggests a more gradual and organic development of the rosary.

    The practice of meditation during the praying of the Hail Marys is attributed to Dominic of Prussia (1382–1460), a Carthusian monk, who called it "Life of Jesus Rosary".The German monk from Trier added a sentence to each of the 50 Hail Marys, using quotes from scriptures.In 1569, the papal bull Consueverunt Romani Pontifices by the Dominican Pope Pius V officially established the devotion to the rosary in the Catholic Church.

    From the 16th to the early 20th century, the structure of the rosary remained essentially unchanged.There were 15 mysteries, one for each of the 15 decades. In the 20th century the addition of the Fatima Prayer to the end of each decade became more common. There were no other changes until 2002 when John Paul II instituted five optional new Luminous Mysteries.
     
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    Hi mercyagain, i just googled and gave you the details. if you still want more info on this please let me know.
     
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    Thanks for the information. However I am looking for some details regarding rosary which is in Bible itself.
    Jesus Christ never told anyone to pray to Him through any dead people. Moreover it is considered as a sin if you give Gods place to any living or dead human being.

     
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    I am sorry in advance if i happen to offend you in any way as that is not my intention.

    Just to share that we Muslims too use rosary but we call it Misbaha or Tasbih or simply praying beads.It has 99 or 33 beads.Though it is not obligatory to use them and one may use his/her fingers.We simply use it to keep track of how many times we may have to recite glorification's or name of Almighty,and so we can recite Glorification of Almighty God with complete devotion as we don't have to recite and count simultaneously which will of-course divert attention.

    Sorry once again if i have hurt your or any one's feelings.
     
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    There is nothing to get offended. Its just a place to gather information rather than debating about anything.

    I am just concerned about rosary because its not something which even Mary had used. So I just need to understand that why someone who is long dead will appear to some so called saint and tell Him to spread devotion of her. Even if its true, people who read Bible should be knowing that, no where in Bible it is said to follow or pray to Mary because the truth is even she was a sinner as all human beings are.



     

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