In the 13th century, St. Dominic is said to have had the Blessed Virgin Mary appear to him and give him a rosary. She told him to make sure Christians pray.The purpose of the rosary beads is to count the number of prayers that you are going through
Francis was born to a religious mother that had him baptized named after John the Baptist. His father, on the other hand, wanted his son to be a businessman rather than a religious man. His life started like this between business and God.