What is considered praying a rosary; is it once around the beads (five decades) or fifteen times around the beads?
Praying the rosary normally means praying all five decades of one of the four sets of mysteries: the joyful, luminous, sorrowful or glorious mysteries. So that would be five decades or “once around the beads.” Of course, one could simply pray a decade or two, or, time permitting, all four sets of the rosary mysteries comprising twenty decades.
By Tom Nash
This lovely Answers were provided by Tom Nash firstly on “Catholic Answers” on 9th July, 2018.