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Marcus McHugh wrote:

Hi, guys —

I was discussing my Catholic faith with someone, and he ask me:

  • Why do we have to pray the Our Father, ten Hail Mary's, and a Glory Be?
  • Why are those prays on the rosary?
  • What made the people who suggested doing the Rosary pick those prays and the number of time we say them?
  • Isn't the reason we pray the Rosary is to ask Mary to pray for us?

Thanks for answering these questions.

Marcus

  { I was asked some questions about the Rosary like ... }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Marcus —

The purpose of the Rosary is not to ask Mary to pray for us, but to meditate with her on the Works of God which are recalled in the mysteries, to praise God, and to ask her intercession.

The Rosary began as Our Fathers only, 150 for the 150 psalms, and then gradually evolved to the way we say it now.

Mary Ann

Mike replied:

Hi, Marcus —

Hi Marcus,

Here is some background material, [MS WORD doc] | [Web page], with questions and answers near the end of each document.

I think you will find it helpful.

Mike

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