St. Dominic and the Rosary

10 Aug

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The feast of St. Dominic is celebrated on August 8.

St. Dominic (1170-1221) has been credited with developing the five decade rosary that is widely used today. It is believed that circa 1208, St. Dominic saw a vision of the Blessed Mother Mary and that she instructed him to tell people to pray the rosary. In 1889, Pope Leo XIII wrote a letter to the Bishop of Carcassone confirming that he believed St. Dominic’s inspiration came directly from Mary.
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The traditional five decade rosary is known as the Dominican Rosary.

Murano Glass Rosary

Murano Glass Rosary

The Dominican Rosary has 59 beads. It begins with the pendant which includes a cross or crucifix, a Pater (Our Father) bead, three Ave (Hail Mary) beads, and another Pater bead. A center medal follows and connects the pendant to the corona. The corona is the major part of the rosary and consists of five sets of ten beads on which the Hail Mary is said and four larger beads on which the Our Father is said.

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http://www.amazon.com/Rosary-Collectors-Guide-Gloria-Hoffner/dp/0764345354
To learn more about rosaries, read The Rosary Collector’s Guide by Gloria Brady Hoffner and Helen Hoffner. This 152 page hardcover reference book has 240 color photographs of unique rosaries, crosses, crucifixes, and center medals. It is available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, the Catholic Faith Store Online, and other book stores, religious article stores, and websites.
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Helen Hoffner and Gloria Brady Hoffner are often able to bring their collection of rosaries to show to church groups, school groups, and community organizations. To arrange a presentation or to ask a question about rosaries, contact them at rosarycollector@aol.com
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One Response to “St. Dominic and the Rosary”

  1. Giovanna Lottes August 10, 2014 at 4:41 PM #

    I love the murano ones

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