Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary

Rosary Apostolate

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The Rosary has endured through long centuries.
It is a prayer of great beauty, loved by the people of God.
The Rosary is a Marian prayer, a lifeline as it were, holding us
within the world of Mary, a world centered on her son Jesus.

Our apostolate is prayer, specifically the great prayer of the Rosary. Each Sister prays the entire 15-decade Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament in our Chapel for one, sometime two hours each day. We succeed one another hour by hour, 24 hours a day. We have prayed the Rosary around the clock for the needs of the Church, the world, and its people ever since the founding Sisters arrived in Milwaukee over one-hundred years ago.


The Rosary is the Marian prayer. Its essence is always Christ, incarnate Word, God-with-us; its content comes from the Gospels; its vision is that of Mary who is one of us. The Rosary thus is essentially divine, and at the same time it is an especially human prayer. In praying the Rosary we enter into the mysteries of salvation through the heart of one who walked the path we are called to follow: the path of Christ.

What matters in the Rosary is what mattered most to Mary: the mystery of Jesus' life among us. The succession of holy words, the telling of beads, the moments of silence--all these form the background against which the mysteries of redemption unfold within our mind and heart. Our Lady saw Christ in each moment of her life. Our contemplation of the mysteries may continue anywhere, at any time, whether we are alone or in a crowd. The Rosary reaches across time and space, drawing us together as a family of God.

In the Rosary mysteries we touch Jesus dwelling among us. The promise of our salvation unfolds before us, and we are drawn more deeply into that Christ-life which sustains us in joy, in sorrow, and in the hope of the glory God keeps for us.


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