St. Elizabeth Catholic University Parish

The Scriptural Rosary

The Scriptural Rosary centers attention on a scriptural passage from the life of Jesus to reflect on while praying the Hail Mary.

maryThe 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.