October each year is celebrated with the Rosary.

Rosary beads

Rosary beads

How to say the rosary is described at St Albans’ Macclesfield (Spritual Growth) and also on many other Catholic resources around the internet. There is a chart you can follow at 54dayrosarynovena

The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer to help us remember the mysteries of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into:

  • The five JOYFUL MYSTERIES
  • The five LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
  • The five SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
  • The five GLORIOUS MYSTERIES.

The repetition in saying the Rosary leads one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. Also the gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group.

(our thanks to How to pray the Rosary for this summary).

[9 Sep 2016]