Catholics use rosaries as an aid to prayer. Three different prayers - the Hail Mary, the Our Father or Lord's Prayer, and the Glory to the Father -are repeated as the person meditates on the key stages of the Christian story. The rosary beads are used to count the prayers.
Rosary with medals showing saints for contemplation
Depiction of the Annunciation
Jesus raising his hand in blessing
14th-century designs for mitres
Mary being, crowned
14th-century French mitre showing the coronation of the Virgin r ■■■
14th-century French mitre showing the coronation of the Virgin
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