The purpose of The Living Rosary is to unite Catholics in this very powerful form of prayer. By uniting in prayer in an association, the benefits are multiplied by the number of members throughout the world.
The Living Rosary is a very beautiful practice which began in Lyon, France in 1826. It is a powerful devotion dedicated to Our Lady and Her Immaculate Heart. Because it centers around the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary it is an excellent devotion to practice. Pope Gregory XVI declared Saint Philomena the Patroness of the Living Rosary.
Members of The Living Rosary are assigned one particular mystery (one decade) of the Rosary to pray daily. The full Rosary is 15 decades with 15 Mysteries, so one of a group of 15 members is assigned a portion of the 15-decade Rosary.
Most members pray 5 decades, or even the full 15 decades. There is no limit to such prayer and the graces that flow from it. The Rosary is a proven way of establishing oneself in the life of grace.
We know that many demands are made on our time these days. And The Living Rosary allows those whose time is severely limited to obtain great spiritual benefits by joining the association and daily praying their assigned mystery.