St. Joe’s First Annual Living Rosary

On Friday the St. Joe community came together in the gym for the first living rosary. Middle school theology teachers Mrs. White and Mrs. Frazier coordinated the event after middle school students made a rosary. Each decade was represented by by 10 students from each grade, with each decade wearing different colored t-shirts. After each Hail Mary, the students took a step forward, thus making the rosary come to life.

The rosary is one of many forms of prayer in the Catholic Church, and one of the many ways the St. Joe community comes together. We have weekly mass, Reconciliation during Lent and Advent, and adoration on the first Friday of each month. The chapel is also open for students at all times.

For those who are new to the rosary, it’s a very easy and peaceful way to pray. You sit and mediate on the cross. According to Catholic tradition, the rosary was instituted by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself. In the 13th century, she is said to have appeared to St. Dominic given him a rosary and asked that Christians pray the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be prayers instead of the Psalms. The rosary also helps students and teachers be closer to God and help them decide on becoming Catholic.

Students and teachers had a great time praying to God, and we’re looking forward to keeping this tradition going for the foreseeable future