One of the most well-known and widely recognized symbols of Catholicism is the rosary, which ranks up there with the cross and holy water fonts as well. The rosary bead tradition holds that the Blessed Virgin Mary was the one who first used the rosary as a prayer tool.
- October is Rosary Month. On October 7, Irish Catholics commemorate the Blessed Mother’s Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. October was also the month in which Mary appeared to shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, for the final time, encouraging them to “say the rosary every day to obtain global peace.”