Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

    October is the month of the Holy Rosary, celebrating the miraculous power of one of the most powerful prayers in the world.
    St. Dominic received the form and the mysteries of the Holy Rosary from Our Lady as the prayer that would help fight the Albigensian heresy. There are 15 decades, divided into 3 groups of 5, each dwelling on a different part of the Life of Christ and His mother. 
    The Rosary is known as Our Lady’s Psalter, because it consists of 150 Hail Marys, each representing one of the Psalms. These are divided into groups of 10, and each decade is preceded by an Our Father, the prayer Our Lord gave to us, and ended with a Glory Be, a prayer of praise to the Holy Trinity that is also prayed at the end of the psalms of the Divine Office.