The History of Rosaries by John Edward

December 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Rosaries have served as a tool for meditation and prayer for well over a millennium. In the ninth century, Irish monks in the monastery would recite and chant the 150 Psalms. Outside of the monastery, people substituted 150 “Our Father” prayers as the lack of printed copies of Psalms made completing the original chants unfeasible. Consisting of a thin rope or string with 50 knots or pieces of wood, rosaries developed as a tool for counting the number of prayers completed.

Rosaries traveled abroad as Irish monks did, bringing the new method of devotion to faithful worshipers across Europe. When theologians began creating new Psalters in the 13th Century, they divided them into groups of 50 and called them “Rosariums.” Over the years, rosaries have accumulated numerous associated prayers, which together have created the modern view and uses of the rosary.

John Edward is a renowned psychic medium, best known for his television shows Crossing Over with John Edward and John Edward Cross Country.


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