General Rosary Information
Welcome to the Meinssen Rosaries Library Section!
As with a neighborhood library, this site's library selections are organized into stacks.
To navigate the pages, mouse over the library in the navigation bar above and click on your selection.
Stack I: Rosary Prayer
Stack I contains three detailed pages concerning rosary prayer. Here you're introduced to how a set of rosary beads is configured, what the mysteries of the rosary are, the calendar we use day by day to pray the rosary, and, finally, a step by step guide to praying the rosary.
Stack II: Devotional Chaplets
Stack II deals with devotional chaplets, which are special prayers on the rosary, or prayer beads which differ from the full rosary in the number of beads used and how the beads are organized. These are used to pray for the intercession of the saints and angels, for souls in Purgatory, and for special devotions to Jesus and Mary.
Configured chaplets are those with a standard count and placement of beads in long use in Church tradition, such as the Infant of Prague chaplet. Nine bead chaplets are used for saints without a standard, configured chaplet of their own, and what I provide here are intercessory prayers for a variety of popular saints to be said on the nine bead chaplet end medals.
Stack III: Writings of the Saints
Stack III contains sections for the writing of the saints plus a special St. Jude devotional page, as St. Jude is the Patron of this site. For the writings of the saints, most of the original manuscripts are huge. I've gone through them and taken excerpts so that you can get a feeling for a certain book's style and subject, and provided links to the full originals to be read online.