Saying the rosary is attributed to St. Dominic in the 13th century. Benedict XVI believes saying the rosary ‘is experiencing a new springtime’ and not a nostalgic reflection on the past.
Rosary sales are up, according to Creed Rosary Manufacturing Co. Meanwhile, other Christian groups are exploring less repetivitive prayer practices than saying the rosary, which can easily become a mindless rote activity if the prayer-sayer isn’t fully engaged with the meaning of the words. via Wall Street Journal