The first rosary was prayed much as we do today, a person would pass their fingers over each bead and say a prayer, usually the "Our Father". The "Hail Mary" didn't exist at that time.
The Hail Mary owes its origin to the rosary. When people said the rosary in the twelfth century, Gabrielle's greeting "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee" was often said along with the Our Father. Later, Elizabeth's greeting "blessed are you among women" was added.
It was not until the 16th
century that the words "Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death" were added.
- This design is available for the 5" x 7" hoop.
- The sewn out size is 4.04" W x 5.94" H with 12,881 stitches.
- This design has 4 thread colors.
- This design is also available in our Floral Rosaries set.
You must have an embroidery machine to utilize our machine embroidery designs. We sell machine embroidery designs as electronic media (software) only. We do not sell embroidered "patches" or hard copy patterns.