The Rosary, a much-beloved devotion, seems to have begun as a lay people's prayer practice, imitating the monks in their praying of the Psalms.
At St. Margaret of Scotland, parishioners may gather regularly to pray the Rosary at Church before the 8:00 AM Mass each Sunday (beginning around 7:40 AM).
We may also gather to pray the Rosary during special times of need (the evening of September 11, 2001), on behalf of a parishioner (before surgery, in thanksgiving), or during a special liturgical celebration (Vespers).
Today's "forumula" of prayers can be traced back to the fourteenth century and the order of the prayers has evolved into the following pattern:
Ten Hail Marys
Doxology (Glory Be)
The Joyful Mysteries
The Finding in the Temple
The Luminous Mysteries
The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan by John the Baptist
The Wedding Feast at Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The Institution of the Eucharist
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The Agony in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning of Thorns
The Carrying of the Cross
The Glorious Mysteries
Pentecost: The Coming of the Holy Spirit
The Crowning of Mary