The Scriptural Rosary
The Scriptural Rosary is a modern version of the way the Rosary was prayed in the late Middle Ages. In those days, between 1425 to 1525 A.D., people recited a different meditation before they said each Hail Mary. These thoughts described some event or incident in the lives of Jesus and Mary. The Rosary presented here adapts this custom by drawing its thoughts directly from the inspired writings of the New and Old Testaments, bringing the power of the Word of God to the Rosary for a really powerful prayer. It is for this reason that this new version of the medieval way of praying the Rosary is called the 'Scriptural' Rosary, because 147 of the 150 little Hail Mary thoughts are direct quotations from the scriptures.
- The Joyful Mysteries
- The Luminous Mysteries
- The Sorrowful Mysteries
- The Glorious Mysteries
The Scriptural Rosary: Variations around a theme
The Scriptural Rosary opens up tremendous possibilities if you replace the scripture verses used in the Rosary above with scriptures based around a theme like forgiveness, or petitioning, or repentance. Each Rosary can, consequently, be dedicated to a particular theme; with each Hail Mary preceeded by a scripture verse related to that theme. We have developed a few such themes for you and will be posting a new one each week.
We invite you to develop your own themes and submit them to us.
- My Identity in Christ
- Who are you?