Our Lady of the Rosary
"The Rosary (Latin: rosarium, ‘rose-garden’) is a method of prayer, which involves contemplating the mysteries of the life of Jesus, through the eyes of Mary, His mother and first disciple. The elements of the Rosary (beads, praying Hail Marys, meditating on the mysteries of Christ’s life) have existed for centuries. They coalesce in the time of St Dominic (d.1221), and tradition says that Our Lady gave St Dominic the Rosary. The Dominican pope St Pius V established the Rosary in its current form in 1569.
As a prayer, the Rosary involves contemplating the mysteries of Christ through the eyes of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in company with her. This contemplation is the heart of the Rosary."
Stained glass window from the Dominican nuns' monastery in Buffalo, NY.