Can anyone tell me when the prayer said after each decade” O my Jesus,…..thy mercy Amen”.was introduced into the rosary I cannot remember saying this as a child in the 50’s or 60’s. Where did it come from?
Dear Maureen According to Roman Catholic tradition, the Decade Prayer for the rosary, commonly known as the Fatima Prayer, was revealed by Our Lady of Fatima on July 13, 1917, to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. It was approved for public use in 1930, and has since become a common (though optional) part of the Rosary. Thank you for praying the Rosary with us! Sandra – BDCM Team