The Story of the Rosary

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    Companion to David Konstant's Praying the Rosary, Anne Vail's fascinating book tells how the Rosary developed over the centuries into the form we know today. Beginning with the adoption of the rose as the symbol of Mary, the book traces the growth in popularity of collections of prayers or 'roses' in her honor. These eventually came to be counted as beads. Later in history, particular prayers began to be associated with the Rosary based on the 'Mysteries' of the New Testament. Later still, meditation also became a feature. With a wealth of interesting historical detail about the tradition of devotion to Our Lady, this provocative work provides background for more thoughtful and insightful reflection.