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My wife and I teach 6th grade PSR (or CCD). The children received a rosary after hearing a talk about Juan Diego last week. One of the boys asked what they were supposed to do with it. I said you were supposed to Pray the Rosary. After looking at their blank looks, my wife asked how many of the students knew how to Pray the Rosary. Sadly, only 1 of the 20 raised their hands. She then promised to show them next week (this Sunday).

Therefore, do any of you know of an online picture that shows the Rosary and what prayers should be stated at each bead/piece. My wife has already typed in all the prayers and mysteries but we feel a graphical picture will help those that are willing to learn.

Thanks in advance and God Bless.

-- Glenn (, December 14, 2001



-- Glenn (, December 14, 2001.


Hello, Glenn.
I have a few sites that I hope you and others will like.

The first one has an diagram of a rosary, which surrounds text that helps a person pray -- the name of the mystery, the words of a prayer, etc.. When ready to move to the next prayer, one simply clicks anywhere on the screen and the program highlights the next bead and displays the next prayer (and mystery, if appllicable). This is Catholics United for Life's Perpetual Web Rosary that people around the world are constantly praying "online." You can pray in English, Latin, Spanish, or French. If the image (which takes a while to load) is not highlighting the cross (for the Apostles' Creed), you can just rapidly click many times to move the "highlight" around the chaplet until it comes back to the cross. This site does not have illustrations of the mysteries.

The second site is also not illustrated. It is also good for someone who is just starting out.

The third site has some really good features, including illustrations of the mysteries and "beads" that "light up" when you point to them, to help you make your way through a decade.

The fourth site has an illustrated "scriptural" rosary that helps one meditate on the mysteries by providing a Bible verse for each Hail Mary. Go to this page and click on the set of mysteries you want to pray. It takes a while for the pictures to load.

St. James, pray for us.
God bless you.

-- (, December 15, 2001.


You know, these sites would be nice in the "online resources" section, if this thread isn't already.


-- Someone (, December 15, 2001.

As I was posting that message, the same idea came to my mind.
But I decided to wait and see if anyone reacted as you did.
Thanks so much for your encouragement. I will post the thread you suggest.

-- (, December 15, 2001.

Thanks John. I will mention the first two web sites on Sunday. I am sure some of these children surf the web.

-- Glenn (, December 15, 2001.

Sorry, I am late in offering a suggestion but you can also find some great rosary sites at these locations:

St. James,Mary, Our Blessed Mother and all the Saints pray for us!


-- Ed Lauzon (, December 17, 2001.

Thanks for your sites, Ed. I was looking for a picture of the Rosary with the prayers next to each bead in order to hand out to the children. I ended up blowing up a picture from a little booklet my wife had. About half of the students were open to learning the Rosary, but the other half simply took our material and shoved it in their books. Sometimes, teaching 6th graders can be too much of a chore. I preferred teaching 2nd graders, who were more open and attentive.

But enough complaining, as I feel teaching PSR is rewarding even if only one child seems to be getting anything out of class.

-- Glenn (, December 17, 2001.

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