59 Beads


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59 Beads

Why does a rosary have 59 beads? What do they mean? How do the decades work?

First of all, there are 53 Hail Mary beads and 6 Our Father beads. As you pray, you hold one bead at a time, moving from one to the next. So if you're holding an Our Father bead (crystal beads in the diagram below), you pray the Our Father. If you're holding a Hail Mary bead (black beads in the diagram below), you pray the Hail Mary. Those are the basics.

The full text of all prayers, in order, is available on my "How To Pray The Rosary" page. Continue here to see what you should hold and when.

Using the diagram below as a reference, follow these steps. Note that #6 and #18 in the diagram are spots where you hold the chain, not a bead.

rosary diagram