The Rosary

One of the traditions of the order is that the Rosary was given to St. Dominic by Our Lady. It has always been a great devotion in the order, and there are many images of St. Dominic receiving the Rosary.

The Madonna of the Rosary, Sassoferrato, 1643 – Santa Sabina, Rome
Mosaic, Westminster Cathedral

It’s our practice for each fraternity to pray some decades of the Rosary at each of their meetings.

The Rosary is a well-known devotion throughout the Catholic church, but there is a particular Dominican tradition of how we say the Rosary. The mysteries of the Rosary are the same as the more widely known tradition, but the opening and closing prayers are different.


You can find more detailed information on the history and the Dominican connection with the Rosary on the website of the Dominican friars.

In our province, there is a Rosary shrine, based at St. Dominic’s in London and served by the Dominican friars.