The prayers and instructions to pray the Holy Rosary are available on many religious websites, including Catholic.org, Rosary-Center.org and TheHolyRosary.org. ComePraytheRosary.org offers an interactive version of the Rosary in English or Spanish, as well as the ability to join a worldwide group praying the Rosary on a perpetual basis.
The Catholic.org website offers step-by-step instructions for praying the Holy Rosary, as well as the full text of the Rosary prayers, which include: The Apostle's Creed, Our Father, The Doxology (Glory Be), The Hail Mary and the Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen). Rosary-Center.org offers instructions in a variety of languages, including Chinese, French, Portuguese, Irish-Gaelic and Russian. TheHolyRosary.org offers instructions as well as further information about Rosary Novenas and the Mysteries.
The Holy Rosary meditation prayer began in 1214 after St. Dominic reported the Blessed Virgin had appeared to him with three angels and provided him with instructions to preach the Angelic Psalter, also known as the Rosary. According to Catholic.org, there are fifteen promises made by Mary to those who pray the Rosary. Some of the promises include protection and grace, powerful armor against hell, virtue, deliverance from Purgatory and predestination into Heaven.The Rosary translates to "crown of roses" and it is said that for every Rosary completed, 153 white roses and 16 red roses form crowns on the heads of Mary and Jesus.