Development of the Rosary
A very popular devotion among
Roman Catholics is the rosary.
The rosary enjoys a very rich and
Ireland 800-900 AD
Historians trace the origin of the Rosary back to ninth century
Ireland. Today, as then, the 150 Psalms of the Bible, The Book
of Psalms of King David, were an important form of monastic
prayer. Monks and clergy recited or chanted the Psalms as a
major source of hourly worship.
People living near the monasteries realized the beauty of
this devotion. But unable to read or memorize the lengthy
Psalms, the people were unable to adapt this form of prayer for