The rosary is an ancient and still powerful form of Christian prayer. Most of us are familiar with its physical form — a circle of five sets of 10 beads, each set separated by larger single bead, connected to a shorter chain of beads and ending in a crucifix.
The practice of praying the rosary poses a challenge to our contemporary restlessness, to our constant search for something new to occupy our attention. It might be appropriate to call it the “anti-smartphone”.
The rosary is well suited for personal prayer, but it is often also prayed in community. The rosary is prayed at St. Pius at 4:15 pm each Saturday, just prior to the Saturday Vigil Mass.