The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosay of Namyang

the rosary load for joyful mysteries

3. THE TWENTY-DECADE ROSARY ROAD

At the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Namyang, the Rosary beads made of stone line the edges of the green grounds. The 20 Decades of the Rosary Road curve into the hills over a half-mile distance.

rosary road The Rosary beads, granite spheres of 0.7 meters in diameter, raised to the level of adult midriff, are placed 4.5 meters apart so that the faithful can stroll through the wild flowers and pray their Rosary as they pass the spheres.

Those who might feel even 5 Decades are too long or monotonous can pray 20 Decades easily as they enjoy the way of the Rosary along the many wild flowers and shrubs that change with different seasons.

The rosary road for sorrowful mysteries

Regardless of times and seasons, the stone Rosary beads have become smooth and shiny with the touches of the many faithful who continually recite "Hail Mary, full of grace" as they touch the granite stones.

It is indeed a beautiful sight to watch a whole family recite "Hail Mary, full of grace" while holding the bead together with their hands. Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, grandson, different generations, all become one within the Holy Mother as they place their hands on the Rosary bead.