Praying the Rosary is a traditional devotion which encourages prayerful meditation, through repetition of the traditional prayers ‘Our Father’, ‘Hail Mary’ and ‘Glory Be’ while at the same time reflecting in turn on different episodes from the life of Christ and Our Blessed Lady (known as the ‘mysteries’). Rosary beads are used to count off the prayers.
The Rosary helps to brings us closer to Jesus Christ by allowing us to see the events of his life through the eyes His mother. It is a simple yet profound form of prayer, accessible to all and a powerful aid to personal spiritual growth and conversion, but also a force for good in a broken and struggling world. Praying the Rosary, whether privately or publicly is an important and integral aspect of the life and mission of the Catholic national Shrine and Basilica of Our Lady, at Walsingham.
The Rosary is prayed in our Shrine each day, during Eucharistic Adoration, at 11.00am and at 3.10pm.