Friday, August 02, 2002

"You'll come and find the place where I am lying, and kneel and say an 'Ave' there for me..."

For all you Dominicans and other lovers of the Rosary out there, we get this letter from Sandra:

"Yes, the rosary was once prayed with versicles--in the 15th C when it was getting invented. And there was an attempt to revive this as the 'Scriptural Rosary' in the 1960s. But the rosary as we have it with those mysteries, is the one that survived out of scores of proposed forms. There's an interesting recent book on this, STORIES OF THE ROSE by Anne Winston-Allen, based on her doctoral thesis with lots of illustrations of the old prayer sheets."

A click on the title/author links to the book in question at, complete with eighteen sample pages. Thanks, Sandra.

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