Rosary is believed to have been given to St. Dominic by the
Blessed Virgin and the Dominicans have been instrumental
through the centuries in promoting the Rosary. The stained
glass window above is part of the Dominican Windows
the Cathedral's Blessed Sacrament Chapel and depicts the
moment when St. Dominic received the Rosary.
Rosary itself comes from the Latin rosarium, meaning Rose Garden
and the rose is often associated with Mary.
By the 16th
Century the major components of the modern Rosary were
Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be as well as the 15 Mysteries and
5 Decades were all part of the Rosary devotion.
Regina and Apostles' Creed were added later.
16, 2002, Pope John Paul II introduced 5 new mysteries known as
the Luminous Mysteries or Mysteries of Light.
Here to view the Pope's Apostolic Letter on