“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 beyond description.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen
From time to time Mary has given certain holy saints a particular devotion to her with attached graces and promises. The devotion is meant to be spread to the whole Church. In some cases an object, or sacramental, is given to be associated with the devotion. Three very famous sacramentals given to the Church by Mary are the holy rosary, the brown scapular, and the miraculous medal.
Give me a rosary, any rosary will do!
Is this how you feel about choosing a rosary? Or are you a bit more particular about the kind of rosary you choose? I’m sure you’ve noticed that finding the right rosary will increase the likelihood of you actually using it, however silly that may sound. Getting the right look and feel that attracts you is a great way to ensure that your rosary becomes a call to prayer instead of getting lost in a drawer.
Do you ever get confused about what makes a rosary a rosary, and what makes a chaplet a chaplet? They are both strings of beads that are used by Catholics to pray variations of the Our Father and Hail Mary, but they are a bit different. Here is a short video where I explain the difference between a rosary and a chaplet.
Have you ever been at a loss for what kind of rosary to buy for yourself, or for a loved one? We have many styles available here at The Catholic Company, and we understand that some of our customers may be at a loss for which to choose. There are so many kinds of rosaries: long ones and short ones, wood beads and glass beads, plain ones and fancy ones, and even rosaries for all kinds of special devotions. So to help you out, here is a short video blog on our top seven best-selling rosaries over the past year.