Rosary beads for the mother
The rosary has 5 times 10 beads and 5 extra beads = 55 ( =10) + 3 + 1= 59 beads ( = 5 )
It is prayed 3 times (ancient) 55 beads x 3 = 165 (=3) + 3 + 1= 169 (= 7)
or 4 times (new) = 55 x 4 = 220 (=4) + 3 + 1= 224 (= 8)
Every rosary expresses a mystery of the life of Jesus and is prayed with the heart of His Mother, Mary.
- announciation by the angel Gabriel
- visitation to her niece Elisabeth,
- birth of Jesus
- presentation in the temple,
- Jesus found in the temple
have been added recently refering to the public life of Jesus
- wedding in cana,
- proclamation of The Kingdom of God
- transfiguration on mount Tabor
- the Eucharist
- agony in the garden of Gethsemani
- scourging at the pillar
- crowning with thorns
- carrying of the cross
- crucifixion and dead on the cross
- descend of the Holy Spirit
1 The first bead is for the Most High
2 is for Jesus ( His divinity in our Humanity, Incarnation)
3 for the Father, the Son and the holy Spirit
5 for the mother of Jesus, Mary
7 for the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit
8 for the mystical body of all believers ( church)
9 Divine hierarchie or choirs of angels:
Serafin, Cherubin, Trone
Authorities, powers, executions
Principalities, archangels, guardian angels
10 for the gathering of the 9 angel choirs and the assembly of devotees throughout time and space the 10 propositions for life ( commands) of Moses
* the christian rosary
One christian rosary has 59 beads…
When prayed three times (1 x 58) + (2 x 55) for every circle of mysteries
* the hindu rosary
Hindus have either 54 or 108 beads. 108 is a special number. If we chant with 54 beads, two cycles to be completed (minimum). A little variance. Destination of all rivers is the Ocean. What a beautifull meaning!
9 being number of divine and 1 of completion
In sunyears the moon has 28 days
In moonyears the moon has 27 days…
There is always more to words, numbers and symbols!
* The muslim rosary
The rosary of the muslims honors the 99 names of Most High. A beautiful prayer.
A choice of rosaries A rosary helps us focus on the mysteries of divine and daily prayer. Prayer is not emptiness… it is an expression of our devotion.
Hello there, thank you so much for this very explanation post, I have often seen catholics with the rosary but I haven’t taken it into consideration to know what is used for though I heaed it is used fir prayers, but this post has explained what the rosary is for and even number of beads therein. Thanks so much for sharing. This is indeed an eye opener.
Knowing is the beginning of understanding.
How can our Lord be known if He is not preached?
So glad you liked my sharing. It is a boost for me as well
Take care and stay safe
Hey nice article you have there. I always feels blessed seeing the content of your post. The decending of the holy spirit is the perfect gift of God. Before Jesus was crusified he knew fully well who were is disciples , that’s why he promised them to send a comforter which is the holy spirit to teach them all things.
Yes… so true Edah!
We are not better than the disciples
And so fortunate to inherit from them
Only the Holy Spirit brings change into our hearts indeed
and makes us understand from within…
Keeping His words and meditating them
Helooo There, I must say that this is really an insghtful and educative article. Before now I never had such knowledge about the rosary beads. Basically the people who make use of the rosary beads over here are the Catholics, and i never knew that the rosary beads had such great significants. Am really happy that I am seeing this article I must say that I have been really impacted with knowledge.
Every bead is a prayer
Such like the beats of our hearts…
Happy and blessed day
I have always wondered about the beads of the rosary. It’s a good thing that you can put some light on how it works and also tell us what it is in comparison to the Hindu beads and how many there are. Are there 108 beads in the Christian rosary as well or is it only the 54 beads?
The number of beads depends of the rosary… there are many different types… Do not bother…
Wishing you,well. Stay safe
Hi !Thank you for your article. I am not a religious person but I really do like reading more about religion to understand the meaning behind everything. I actually knew what a rosary beads looks like but I never knew the meaning of it. Thanks to you, I will go to bed tonight with more knowledge. I also really like the part where you compare it with other religion, why it has to be different from hinduism for example.
Prayer is the sight of a heart
And some times, when words fail it is good to have some