Full Question I recently heard a priest refer to the rosary as a “poor man’s salter.” What did he mean? Answer A psalter—not salter—is a book that contains the 150 Psalms. Before printing was invented, books were fabulously expensive. Most of the world was illiterate and poor, and poor men did not own books. Often… Continue reading Why is the rosary referred to as the "poor man's psalter"?