The word Rosary comes for the Latin Rosarium which means Rose Garden. The rose symbolizes a prayer offered to Mary as a spiritual gift. Ten roses is a spiritual bouquet, each symbolized by the ten beads of a decade.
At St. Anna, we say the rosary at 7am before the 7:30am Mass. The rosary is a reflection upon Jesus’s life, while calling upon the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to help us enter more deeply into the mystery of her Son’s life.
In the Mass we enter immediately into his passion, death, and resurrection participating in Jesus’s own self-offering to the Father. In one message, Mary said there is nowhere that she is more present than at the foot of the altar during the Mass.
Please visit http://www.rosary-center.org/howto.htm to learn how to pray the rosary.