The Franciscan Crown Rosary is a beautiful prayer given to a friar by the Blessed Virgin Mary that became a tradition of the Franciscan Order in 1422. The Franciscan Crown Rosary is based on the Seven Joys of Mary and has 72 Hail Mary beads to signify that Mary lived to the age of 72 on Earth.
The Seven Joys of Mary
- The Annunciation
- The Visitation
- The Nativity
- The Adoration by the Magi
- The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple
- The Ressurection
- The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin into Heaven
and Her Coronation as Queen of Heaven
Background and instructions on praying the Franciscan Crown Rosary (St. Francis of Assisi National Shrine – San Francisco)
Video: Hear the Story and Pray the Franciscan Crown Rosary with Fr. Bob Warren, S.A.