Praying Hands and the Rosary

St. Francis Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona

The Rosary is a prayer to the Mother Mary with a tradition that dates back to St. Dominic in the 1200s.  This symbol, combined with praying hands, is Catholic and predominately found on the gravestones of Catholics.  The Rosary as a gravestone symbol represents devotion to the Virgin Mary but also the unending constant prayers for the deceased.

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