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The Rosary is a Catholic form of prayer using beads.[1] It is a cycle of repeated formal prayers, such as the Lord's Prayer and the Hail Mary, done while thinking about important events in the lives of Jesus and Mary.[2] This is called "saying the Rosary" or "praying the Rosary." A rosary can also be the series of joined beads that a person holds while saying these prayers.

A person who says a Rosary usually thinks about certain events from the Bible. Each day has a traditional list of these events, called "Mysteries of the Rosary."[2]

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  1. McGrath, Alister E. (1995). Christian Spirituality: An Introduction. p. 16. ISBN 0-631-21281-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ball, Ann (2003). Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices. p. 485-487. ISBN 0-87973-910-X.