For some of us, it’s been a while.The act of praying the rosary is said to bring many benefits and graces. Some Catholics also believe powerfully in the promise that the Virgin Mary gave to St. Dominic:
“I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.”
Praying the rosary is one the best ways to honor Mary during this month of May. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of the rosary.
Calm your body and mind. The rosary is not a task or something to rush through. Find a quiet place and sit and relax. Do what you can to turn off the events of the day.
If it helps, play some relaxing music. Or, find some resources online that pray the rosary with you. (Often they play music, too.) This act feels communal, yet can be done anywhere, at any time. It can also be done while driving.
Remember, you’re not merely reciting words. It’s important to understand that the rosary is a meditation. When you recite the 12 prayers that form a decade, meditate on the mystery associated with that decade.
Praying the rosary is a great tribute to Mary, but ultimately, it’s a meditation on the grace of God.
Share your thoughts with us on your experiences with praying the rosary.