Portions of the rosary include recitation of the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, the Hail Mary, and Gloria Patri.
- In class, Saint Fidgeta would string these types of beads (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 12).
- Emily Faldstool got callouses on her thumb from moving beads (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 12).
- Mrs. A. M. asks the Question Box what to do with her fragments of rosary beads (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies; 40).
- Purina Sansfoy sees men in Chicago carrying bowling balls attached to each other by rope and assumes this to be a rosary of some sort (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 43). This phenomenon is something called a living rosary but this instance does not correspond to anything real: "John is just having fun".
- Father Wisney was said to be "twiddling his beads" on the Janiculum (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 82).
- The human rosary is the most important part of the May Procession, with males squabbling to be an Our Father, the crucifix, and medal - according to the Handbook for Grade School Nuns (Saint Fidgeta and Other Parodies, 113).