Saints Quotes on Holy Rosary

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“To pray the rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and His Mother.” Pope St. John Paul II

“Don’t be ashamed to recite the rosary alone, while going to school, to university or to work, along the street and on public transportation. St. John Paul II

The Rosary means “Crown of Roses”. Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses.

Carry the rosary with you everywhere, and it will carry you through anything. — Jason Evert

Pray the rosary every day – it’s like holding the hand of our Blessed Mother’s as she leads you through the Gospels and the life of her Son.

Praying the rosary everyday will bring you so much peace!

“Pray and let the Rosary always be in your hands as a sign to Satan that you belong to me.”

~ Our Lady to St. Simon Stock

In times of darkness, holding the Rosary beads is like holding your Blessed Mother’s hand.

The 20 different mysteries that tell the story of Christ! From His birth to His resurrection. The Rosary is the Bible on a String.

THE 15 PROMISES GRANTED TO THOSE WHO RECITE THE HOLY ROSARY.

1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.

2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.

3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

4. The Rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.

5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.

6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.

7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenititude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.

9. I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.

10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.

11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.

12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.

13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.

14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters of my only Son Jesus Christ.

15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary: Pray for us.

Seven Great Blessings of the Rosary

In The Secret of the Rosary Saint Louis de Montfort informs us:

The Rosary recited with meditation on the mysteries brings about the following marvelous results:

  1. It gradually gives us a perfect knowledge of Jesus Christ;
  2. It purifies our souls, washing away sin;
  3. It gives us victory over all our enemies;
  4. It makes it easy for us to practice virtue;
  5. It sets us on fire with love of Our Blessed Lord;
  6. It enriches us with graces and merits;
  7. It supplies us with what is needed to pay all our debts to God and to our fellow men, and finally, it obtains all kinds of graces for us from Almighty God.

PRAYER OF THE SICK TO OUR LADY OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY

Hail Holy Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Mary Mother of God, chosen by the most Glorious Creator of Heaven and earth, Consecrated by Him with His most Holy Beloved Son and the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete, please hear our supplication for the sick and those in most need of the mercy of thy beloved Son Jesus Christ.

May He grant spiritual and physical restoration and good health to the sick and comfort for the dying.

In thee is every plentitude of grace. Hail, His Kingdom! Hail, His Tabernacle! Hail, Hail His Handmaiden! Hail His Mother and ours. Ave Maria.

Rosary is a simple word with a very beautiful meaning, “a crown of roses.”  We offer our Blessed Mother “a rose” each time we recite the angelic salutation, the Hail Mary, as we hold and pray the Rosary.  In praying the whole Rosary, we give our Mother not merely a rose but “a crown of roses.”

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”
~Saint Louis de Montfort

  “The Rosary, when it is prayed in an authentic way, not mechanical and superficial but profoundly, it brings, in fact, peace and reconciliation. It contains within itself the healing power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, invoked with faith and love at the centre of each ‘Hail Mary’”. Pope Benedict XVI

“Continue to pray the Rosary every day.”
~Our Lady of Fatima to Sister Lucia

“You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.”
~Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”
~Pope Blessed Pius IX

“If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”
~Blessed Alan de la Roche

“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.”
~Saint Francis de Sales

“The Rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the Heart of Jesus, Our Redeemer, who loves His Mother.”

“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.”
~Saint Louis de Montfort

“The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessing.”
~Blessed Alan de la Roche

“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, I will save the world.”
~Our Lady to Saint Dominic

“If you say the Rosary faithfully unto death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins, ‘you will receive a never-fading crown of glory’ (1 St. Peter 5:4).”
~Saint Louis de Montfort

“The Rosary is THE weapon.”
~Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

“You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many—on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!”
~Saint Bernardine of Siena

“Recite your Rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence, and with perseverance.”
~Saint Louis de Montfort

“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.”
~Pope Saint Pius X

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.”
~Saint Louis de Montfort

“Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if—and mark well what I say—if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.”
~Saint Louis de Montfort

“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”
~Sister Lucia dos Santos, Fatima seer

“When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.”
~Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee!’ No creature has ever said anything that was more pleasing to me, nor will anyone ever be able to find or say to me anything that pleases me more.”
~Our Lady to Saint Mechtilde

“We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek – Jesus, her Son.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“Mary having co-operated in our redemption with so much glory to God and so much love for us, Our Lord ordained that no one shall obtain salvation except through her intercession.’
~St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

“Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary.”
~St. Bonaventure

“To give worthy praise to the Lord’s mercy, we unite ourselves with Your Immaculate Mother, for then our hymn will be more pleasing to You, because She is chosen from among men and angels. Through Her, as through a pure crystal, Your mercy was passed on to us. Through Her, man became pleasing to God; Through Her, streams of grace flowed down upon us.” (1746)
~St. Faustina

“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
~Saint Maximilian Kolbe

“Before, by yourself, you couldn’t. Now, you’ve turned to our Lady, and with her, how easy!”
~St. Josemaria Escriva

“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.”
~Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church

O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.
~Saint Basil the Great

“Mary, give me your Heart: so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your Heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor.”
~Blessed Mother Teresa

“If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you.”
~St. John Vianney

“When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of our Mother in Heaven, by realizing how she is to us, and by means of aspirations. She will defend us and lead us to the light.”
~St. Josemaria Escriva

“The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God’s kingdom.”
~St. Maximilian Kolbe

“If you ever feel distressed during your day — call upon our Lady — just say this simple prayer: ‘Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.’ I must admit — this prayer has never failed me.”
~Blessed Mother Teresa

“Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle.”
~St. Josemaria Escriva

“Have confidence. Return. Invoke our Lady and you’ll be faithful.”
~St. Josemaria Escriva

“So your strength is failing you? Why don’t you tell your mother about it? . . . Mother! Call her with a loud voice. She is listening to you; she sees you in danger, perhaps, and she—your holy mother Mary—offers you, along with the grace of her son, the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace . . . and you will find yourself with added strength for the new battle.”
~St. Josemaria Escriva

“All the sins of your life seem to be rising up against you. Don’t give up hope! On the contrary, call your holy mother Mary, with the faith and abandonment of a child. She will bring peace to your soul.”
~St. Josemaria Escriva

“May I give you some advice for you to put into practice daily? When your heart makes you feel those low cravings, say slowly to the Immaculate Virgin: Look on me with compassion. Don’t abandon me. Don’t abandon me, my Mother! — And recommend this prayer to others.”
~St. Josemaria Escriva

“When you see the storm coming, if you seek safety in that firm refuge which is Mary, there will be no danger of your wavering or going down.”
~St. Josemaria Escriva

“Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest; from now until then, she is much too busy with her children.”
~St. John Vianney

“To serve the Queen of Heaven is already to reign there, and to live under her commands is more than to govern.”
~St. John Vianney

“Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.”
~Saint Francis de Sales

“After the love which we owe Jesus Christ, we must give the chief place in our heart to the love of His Mother Mary.’
~St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

“With reason did the Most Holy Virgin predict that all generations would call her blessed, for all the Elect obtain eternal salvation through the means of Mary.”
~Saint Ildephonsus, Bishop

“No one will ever be the servant of the Son without serving the Mother.”
~Saint Ildephonsus, Bishop

“Devotion to you, O Blessed Virgin, is a means of salvation which God gives to those whom he wishes to save.”
~Saint John Damascene

”There is no one, O Most Holy Mary, who can know God except through thee; no one who can be saved or redeemed but through thee, O Mother of God; no one who can be delivered from dangers but through thee, O Virgin Mother; no one who obtains mercy but through thee, O Filled-With-All-Grace!”
~Saint Germanus of Constantinople, Patriarch of Constantinople

”For if we are bidden to honor carnal fathers and mothers, how much more the spiritual? . . . If this virtue of charity has been overlooked, a man will lose any fruit of salvation in any good he may do.”
~Pope Saint Gregory VII

”It is impossible to save one’s soul without devotion to Mary and without her protection.”
~Saint Anselm, Archbishop and Doctor of the Church

”Not only do they offend thee, O Lady, who outrage thee, but thou art also offended by those who neglect to ask thy favors . . . He who neglects the service of the Blessed Virgin will die in his sins . . . He who does not invoke thee, O Lady, will never get to Heaven . . . Not only will those from whom Mary turns her countenance not be saved, but there will be no hope of their salvation . . . No one can be saved without the protection of Mary.
~Saint Bonaventure, Cardinal-Bishop and Doctor of the Church

”We may seek graces, but shall never find them without the intercession of Mary.”
~Saint Cajetan, Founder of the Theatines

”I have great doubts about the salvation of those who do not have special devotion to Mary.”
~Saint Francis Borgia

”It seems unbelievable that a man should perish in whose favor Christ said to His Mother: ‘Behold thy son’, provided that he has not turned a deaf ear to the words, which Christ addressed to him: ‘Behold thy Mother.’”
~Saint Robert Bellarmine, Cardinal-Bishop and Doctor of the Church

”A man is no true Christian if he has no devotion to the Mother of Jesus Christ.”
~Saint John Eudes

“All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for his mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

”Let not that man presumes to look for mercy from God who offends His Holy Mother!”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“For God, having given her power over his only-begotten and natural Son, also gave her power over his adopted children – not only in what concerns their body – which would be of little account – but also in what concerns their soul.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“We must conclude that, being necessary to God by a necessity which is called “hypothetical”, (that is, because God so willed it), the Blessed Virgin is all the more necessary for men to attain their final end. Consequently we must not place devotion to her on the same level as devotion to the other saints as if it were merely something optional.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“The pious and learned Jesuit, Suarez, Justus Lipsius, a devout and erudite theologian of Louvain, and many others have proved incontestably that devotion to our Blessed Lady is necessary to attain salvation. This they show from the teaching of the Fathers, notably St. Augustine, St. Ephrem, deacon of Edessa, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Germanus of Constantinople, St. John Demascene, St. Anselm, St. Bernard, St. Bernardine, St. Thomas and St. Bonaventure. Even according to Oecolampadius and other heretics, lack of esteem and love for the Virgin Mary is an infallible sign of God’s disapproval. On the other hand, to be entirely and genuinely devoted to her is a sure sign of God’s approval.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“The Son of God became man for our salvation but only in Mary and through Mary.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“If devotion to the Blessed Virgin is necessary for all men simply to work out their salvation, it is even more necessary for those who are called to a special perfection. I do not believe that anyone can acquire intimate union with our Lord and perfect fidelity to the Holy Spirit without a very close union with the most Blessed Virgin and an absolute dependence on her support.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“From day to day, from moment to moment, she increased so much this twofold plenitude that she attained an immense and inconceivable degree of grace. So much so, that the Almighty made her the sole custodian of his treasures and the sole dispenser of his graces. She can now ennoble, exalt and enrich all she chooses. She can lead them along the narrow path to heaven and guide them through the narrow gate to life. She can give a royal throne, sceptre and crown to whom she wishes. Jesus is always and everywhere the fruit and Son of Mary and Mary is everywhere the genuine tree that bears that Fruit of life, the true Mother who bears that Son.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

”Woe to those who despise devotion to Mary! . . . The soul cannot live without having recourse to Mary and recommending itself to her. He falls and is lost who does not have recourse to Mary.”
~Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori, Doctor of the Church and Founder of the Redemptorists

”The honor of Mary is so intimately connected with the honor and glory of Jesus that to deny the one is at the same time a denial of the other.”
~Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

”To desire grace without recourse to the Virgin Mother is to desire to fly without wings.”
~Pope Pius XII, 1876-1958 AD

”The conflict with Hell cannot be maintained by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan.”
~Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Martyr

“Jesus honored her before all ages, and will honor her for all ages. No one comes to Him, nor even near Him, no one is saved or sanctified, if he too will not honor her. This is the lot of Angels and of men.”
~Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Martyr

“If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.”
~Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Martyr, 1894-1941 AD

“Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour.”
~Saint Padre Pio, 1887-1968 AD

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.”
~Saint Therese of Lisieux

“What a joy to remember that she [Mary] is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?”
~Saint Therese of Lisieux

“The clients of this most merciful Mother are very fortunate. She helps them both in this life and in the next, consoling them and sponsoring their cause in Purgatory. For the simple reason that the Souls in Purgatory need help so desperately, since they cannot help themselves, our Mother of Mercy does so much more to relieve them. She exercises over these Poor Souls, who are the spouses of Christ, particular dominion, with power to relieve them and even deliver them from their pains. See how important it is then to have devotion to this good Lady, because she never forgets her servants as long as they suffer in these flames. If she helps all the Poor Souls, she is especially indulgent and consoling to her own clients.”
~Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church, The Glories of Mary

“You are My Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and the consolation of the souls in Purgatory.”
~Saint Bridget to our Lady

“Mary seeks for those who approach her devoutly and with reverence, for such she loves, nourishes, and adopts as her children.”
~Saint Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church

“Mary has the authority over the angels and the blessed in heaven. As a reward for her great humility, God gave her the power and mission of assigning to saints the thrones made vacant by the apostate angels who fell away through pride. Such is the will of the almighty God who exalts the humble, that the powers of heaven, earth and hell, willingly or unwillingly, must obey the commands of the humble Virgin Mary. For God has made her queen of heaven and earth, leader of his armies, keeper of his treasure, dispenser of his graces, mediatrix on behalf of men, destroyer of his enemies, and faithful associate in his great works and triumphs.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin

“All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for his mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father.”
~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

“If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother.”
~Saint Maximilian Kolbe

“Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.”
~Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church

“No matter how sinful one may have been, if he has devotion to Mary, it is impossible that he be lost.”
~Saint Hilary of Poitiers – Bishop, Father, and Doctor of the Church

“Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge. We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbor. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy, Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner.”
~Saint Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church

“If anyone does not believe that Holy Mary is the Mother of God, such a one is a stranger to the Godhead.”
~Saint Gregory Nazianzen, Father and Doctor of the Church

“Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God’s heart.”
~Saint Maximilian Kolbe

“She is more Mother than Queen.”
~Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

“In that first ‘fusion’ with Jesus (holy communion), it was my Heavenly Mother again who accompanied me to the altar for it was she herself who placed her Jesus into my soul.”
~Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.”
~Saint Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

“Think of what the Saints have done for their neighbor because they loved God. But what Saint’s love for God can match Mary’s? She loved Him more in the first moment of her existence than all the Saints and angels ever loved Him or will love Him. Our Lady herself revealed to Sister Mary Crucified that the fire of her love was most extreme. If Heaven and earth were placed in it, they would be instantly consumed. And the ardors of the seraphim, compared with it, are like cool breezes. Just as there is not one among all the Blessed who loves God as Mary does, so there is no one, after God, who loves us as much as this most loving Mother does. Furthermore, if we heaped together all the love that mothers have for their children, all the love of husbands and wives, all the love of all the angels and Saints for their clients, it could never equal Mary’s love for even a single soul.”
~Saint Alphonsus Liguori, The Glories of Mary

“Do not marvel at the novelty of the thing, if a Virgin gives birth to God”
~Saint Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church

“Even while living in the world, the heart of Mary was so filled with motherly tenderness and compassion for men that no-one ever suffered so much for their own pains, as Mary suffered for the pains of her children.”
~Saint Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church

“The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his Son to Mary for the world to receive him from her.”
~Saint Augustine, Father and Doctor of the Church

“As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary”
~Saint Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

“Let us then cast ourselves at the feet of this good Mother, and embracing them let us not depart until she blesses us, and accepts us for her children.”
~Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church

“That one woman is both mother and virgin, not in spirit only but even in body. In spirit she is mother, not of our head, who is our Savior himself—of whom all, even she herself, are rightly called children of the bridegroom—but plainly she is the mother of us who are his members, because by love she has cooperated so that the faithful, who are the members of that head, might be born in the Church. In body, indeed, she is the Mother of that very head”
~Saint Augustine, Father and Doctor of the Church

“The Virgin Mary, being obedient to his word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God”
~Saint Irenaeus, Father of the Church

“Let us run to her, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.”
~Saint Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church

“The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy.”
~Saint John Damascene, Father and Doctor of the Church

“There is no danger of exaggerating. We never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity.”
~Saint Josemaria Escriva

“May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing.”
~Saint Padre Pio

“Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour.”
~Saint Padre Pio

“Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother and reflect on it’s boundless grief and how precious is our soul.”
~Saint Padre Pio

“Let the storm rage and the sky darken – not for that shall we be dismayed. If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful ‘who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent’.”
~Pope Saint Pius X

“The reason why Christ is unknown today is because His Mother is unknown.”
~Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman

“I am not only the Queen of Heaven, but also the Mother of Mercy.”
~Our Lady to Saint Faustina

“Whosoever shall die wearing my Scapular shall not suffer the flames of Hell.”
~Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Even while living in this world, the heart of Mary was so filled with tenderness and compassion for men, that no one ever suffered so much for his own pains as Mary suffered for the pains of others.
~St. Jerome

O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.
~Saint Basil the Great

Happy, indeed sublimely happy, is the person to whom the Holy Spirit reveals the secret of Mary, thus imparting to him true knowledge of her. Happy the person to whom the Holy Spirit opens this enclosed garden for him to enter, and to whom the Holy Spirit gives access to this sealed fountain where he can draw water and drink deep draughts of the living waters of grace. That person will find only grace and no creature in the most lovable Virgin Mary. But he will find that the infinitely holy and exalted God is at the same time infinitely solicitous for him and understands his weaknesses. Since God is everywhere, he can be found everywhere, even in hell. But there is no place where God can be more present to his creature and more sympathetic to human weakness than in Mary. It was indeed for this very purpose that he came down from heaven. Everywhere else he is the Bread of the strong and the Bread of angels, but living in Mary he is the Bread of children.
~from The Secret of Mary, by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

Whoever spreads the Rosary is Saved~Blessed Bartolo Longo

The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.~Pope Pius XI

If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory. For even if you are now on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil…sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul. If–you say the Rosary devoutly every day of your life.~St. Louis De Montfort

The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.~Pope Leo XIII

The Rosary is the Weapon.~St. Pio

The Rosary is my favorite prayer.~St. Pope John Paul II

The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.~Saint Francis de Sales

When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.~Saint Louis de Montfort

The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessing.~Blessed Alan de la Roche

One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.~Saint Dominic

Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.~Saint Louis de Montfort

The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.~Pope Saint Pius X

When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.~Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee!’ No creature has ever said anything that was more pleasing to me, nor will anyone ever be able to find or say to me anything that pleases me more.~Our Lady to Saint Mechtilde

One day, St. Dominic prayed to Our Lady that she would force the devils who possessed a man to reveal the truth about devotion to her. The devils were forced by Our Lady to reveal: Listen to what the devils said, “Now that we are forced to speak we must also tell you this: Nobody who perseveres in saying the Rosary will be damned, because she obtains for her servants the grace of true contrition for their sins and by means of this they obtain God’s forgiveness and mercy.” 

Making the rosary a family prayer is very pleasing to me. I ask that all families strive to do so.  But be careful to say the Rosary with great devotion, meditating on each mystery and striving to imitate in your daily lives the virtues depicted. Live the mysteries of the rosary as I lived them, and it will become a chain binding you to me forever.  They who are found in the circle of my rosary will never be lost.  I myself will lead them at death to the throne of my Son, to be eternally united to Him. ~Our Lady of America

Pray very much the prayers of the rosary. I alone am able to save you from the calamities.~Mary in Akita, Japan

  If you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over to God, preach my Rosary~Our Lady to St. Dominic

When you give a sermon, urge people to say my Rosary, and in this way your words will bear much fruit for souls.~Our Lady to St. Dominic

It was not courage, not arms, not leaders, but Mary of the Rosary that made us victors.~Venetian Senators after Battle of Lepanto

How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening!~St. John Paul II

The Rosary is a prayer both so humble and simple and a theologically rich in Biblical content. I beg you to pray it.~St. John Paul II

If you wish to convert anyone to the fullness of the knowledge of Our Lord and of His Mystical Body, then teach him the Rosary. One of two things will happen. Either he will stop saying the Rosary — or he will get the gift of faith.~Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

The Rosary is the Bible on a String~Fr. Ronan Murphy


“No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary”~Bishop Hugh Doyle


The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.~Venerable Fulton Sheen


Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!~St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

“If you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son’s path.”~St. Josemaria Escriva

“Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!”~St. Josemaria Escriva
 

“You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.”~St. Josemaria Escriva


The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.~Saint Padre Pio


“My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady of Fatima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God.”~Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fatima


For Christians, the first of books is the Gospel and the Rosary is actually the abridgement of the Gospel.~Lacordaire

 
There is no surer means of calling down God’s blessings upon the family… than the daily recitation of the Rosary.~Pope Pius XII
 

The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world.~Pope John XXIII


The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.~St. Josemaria Escriva


The Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God.~by St. Louis De Monfort


When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.~St. Anthony Mary Claret
 

Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.~St. Padre Pio


Continue to pray the Rosary every day.~Our Lady of Fatima to Sister Lucia

“You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.”~Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

The rosary is the scourge of the devil~Pope Adrian VI

“We put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils which afflict our times.” -Pope Pius XII

“The Rosary is a school for learning true Christian perfection.” -Pope John XXIII

“Those who say the Rosary frequently and fervently will gradually grow in grace and holiness and will enjoy the special protection of Our Lady and the abiding friendship of God.” -Bishop Hugh Boyle

“The Family that prays together, stays together.” -Father Patrick Peyton


“If families give Our Lady fifteen minutes a day by reciting the Rosary, I assure them that their homes will become, by God’s grace, peaceful places. -Father Patrick Peyton

“If our age in its pride laughs at and rejects Our Lady’s Rosary, a countless legion of the most saintly men of every age and of every condition have not only held it most dear and have most piously recited it but have also used it at all times as a most powerful weapon to overcome the devil, to preserve the purity of their lives, to acquire virtue more zealously, in a word, to promote peace among men.” -Pope Pius XI


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FIFTEEN PROMISES OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
TO CHRISTIANS WHO FAITHFULLY PRAY THE ROSARY

1. To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces.


2. Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some special grace.


3. The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.


4. The rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.


5. Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.


6. Whoever recites my Rosary devoutly reflecting on the mysteries, shall never be overwhelmed by misfortune. He will not experience the anger of God nor will he perish by an unprovided death. The sinner will be converted; the just will persevere in grace and merit eternal life.


7. Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.


8. Those who are faithful to recite my Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces and will share in the merits of the blessed.


9. I will deliver promptly from purgatory souls devoted to my Rosary.


10. True children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.


11. What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.


12. To those who propagate my Rosary I promise aid in all their necessities.


13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire Celestial Court during their life and at the hour of death.


14. Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.


15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.

 Blessings of the Rosary

1. Sinners are forgiven.

2. Souls that thirst are refreshed.

3. Those who are fettered have their bonds broken.

4. Those who weep find happiness

5. Those who are tempted find peace.

6. The poor find help.

7. Religious are reformed.

8. Those who are ignorant are instructed.

9. The living learn to overcome pride.

10. The dead (the Holy Souls) have their pains eased by suffrages.

 
​Benefits of saying the Rosary

1. It gradually gives us a perfect knowledge of Jesus Christ.

2. It purifies our souls, washing away sin.

3. It gives us victory over all our enemies.

4. It makes it easy for us to practice virtue.

5. It sets us on fire with love of Our Lord.

6. It enriches us with graces and merits.

7. It supplies us with what is needed to pay all our debts to God and to our fellow men; and finally, it obtains all kinds of graces for us from Almighty God.

THE REQUESTS OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY OF FATIMA

  1. THE DAILY ROSARY FOR PEACE:
    “Pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world . . . for she alone can save it.” (Our Lady, July 13, 1917)
    “God has placed peace in her hands, and it is from the Immaculate Heart that men must ask it.” (Jacinta, shortly before her death)
    “When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: ‘O Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of your mercy.’ “ (June 13, 1917)

(Every Rosary increases Mary’s power to crush the head of the Serpent and to destroy his evil power in the world.)

  • DEVOTION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY:
    “Jesus wishes to establish devotion to my Immaculate Heart in the world. I promise salvation to those who embrace it.” (June 13, 1917)
    • FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS, which include:
      • reception of Holy Communion, and Confession (within 8 days before or after)
      • pray five decades of the Rosary
      • spend 15 minutes in meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary.


(All the above to be offered up in reparation for sins and ingratitude against the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady.)

  • OFFERING IN REPARATION THE SACRIFICES, TRIALS AND CROSSES OF LIFE, especially those sacrifices involved in keeping God’s Commandments, and in fulfilling the duties of one’s state in life – offering them through the Immaculate Heart of Mary in reparation to the Divine Majesty so offended by sin, and for the conversion of sinners.
    “Sacrifice yourselves for sinners and say often whenever you make a sacrifice: ‘O Jesus, it is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’ “ (Our Lady, July 13, 1917)
    “Pray much and make sacrifices for sinners, for many souls go to hell because there is no one to make sacrifices for them.” (Our Lady, August 19, 1917)
    • CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. Any formula may be used which expresses a sincere confiding of oneself without reserve.

1. “You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.”  

– Mary to Blessed Alan de la Roche

2. “The Rosary is a prayer that always accompanies me; it is also the prayer of the ordinary people and the saints… it is a prayer from my heart.”

– Pope Francis

3. “Our Lady has never refused me a grace through the recitation of the rosary.” 

– St. Padre Pio

4. “I take refuge, then, in prayer, and turn to Mary, and our Lord always triumphs.” 

– St. Therese of Lisieux

5. “Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary. She will take care of you.”

– St. Padre Pio

6. “The whole purpose of the Rosary is to lead to this deep experience of Our Lady, who together with Jesus breathes the Spirit into us.” 

– Thomas Keating

7. “The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls, precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual…”

– Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

8. “Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” 

– St. Padre Pio

9. “Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.”

– Saint Louis de Montfort

10. “The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.”

-Blessed Alan de la Roche

 11. “There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”

-Sister Lucia, of the seers of Fatima

12. “The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary shall not perish.”

– Mary to St. Dominic

13. “The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” 

– Pope Saint Pius X

14. “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.”

– St. Francis de Sales

15. “Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if—and mark well what I say—if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.”

– Saint Louis de Montfort

16. “No prayer is more meritorious for the soul and more glorious for Jesus and Mary than a well recited Rosary. “

– Saint Louis de Montfort

17. “When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.”

– Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

Messages from Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal, 1917.

“I am the Lady of the Rosary, I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask for pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it everyday.”

“People must say the Rosary. Let them continue saying it everyday.”

“Continue to pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of the war.”

“When you say the Rosary, say after each mystery: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need.”

Messages from the Lady of All Nations, Amsterdam

(Vision, 1945) “Then she shows me her Rosary and says, ‘ This has saved you. Persevere to the end.’ After a brief silence she adds, ‘ The prayer is to be made known everywhere.’

1950. “The children must be reunited with father and mother. Let them kneel down together again and say the Rosary … Make it a habit at home, and then it will spread into the world.”

Message from Our Lady of Akita, Japan, 1973

“The only arms which will remain for you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary. With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops and priests.”

Message of Our Lady of Cuapa, Nicaragua

“Pray, pray, my son, the Rosary for all the world. Tell believers and non-believers that the world is threatened by grave dangers. I ask the Lord to appease His justice, but, it you don’t change, you will hasten the arrival of the Third World War.”

“I want the Rosary to be prayed every day…I want it to be prayed permanently, within the family … including the children old enough to understand … to be prayed at a set hour when there are no problems with the work in the home.”

Message to Fr. Stefano Gobbi, October 7, 1983

“Satan’s pride will again be conquered by the humility of little ones, and the Red Dragon will find himself decisively humiliated and defeated when I bind him not by a great chain but by a frail cord: the Holy Rosary.”

Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche:

“When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.”

Our Lady to Saint Mechtilde:

“‘Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee!’ No creature has ever said anything that was more pleasing to me, nor will anyone ever be able to find or say to me anything that pleases me more.”

“Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been so favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the Most Holy Rosary” (Bl. Pope Pius IX).

“Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world” (Our Lady of Fátima).

“We do not hesitate to affirm again publicly that we put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils of our times” (Pope Pius XII).

“The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world” (Pope St. John XXIII).

“The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel” (Pope St. Paul VI, quoting Pope Pius XII).

“Meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary . . . can be an excellent preparation for the celebration of those same mysteries in the liturgical actions [i.e. the Mass] and can also become a continuing echo thereof” (Pope St. Paul VI).

“My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at Fátima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God” (Ven. Sr. Lúcia de Jesus of Fátima).

“How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening” (Pope John Paul II).

Pope John Paul II has called the Rosary his “favorite prayer,” after the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours. 

St. Louis de Montfort warns us against both the ignorant and scholars who regard the Rosary as something of little importance…”the Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God.”

The Saints on the Rosary

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.” Saint Louis de Montfort

“The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and its depth. In the prayer we repeat many times the words that the Virgin Mary heard from the Archangel, and from her kinswoman Elizabeth.”  St. Pope John Paul II

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” Pope Blessed Pius IX

“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.” Saint Francis de Sales

“The Rosary is the Weapon.” Saint Padre Pio

“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” Saint Louis de Montfort

“The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessing.” Blessed Alan de la Roche

“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” Saint Dominic

“If you say the Rosary faithfully unto death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins, ‘you will receive a never-fading crown of glory’ (1 St. Peter 5:4).” Saint Louis de Montfort

“You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many—on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!”  Saint Bernardine of Siena

“Recite your Rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence, and with perseverance.” Saint Louis de Montfort

“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” Pope Saint Pius X

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.”
Saint Louis de Montfort

“Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if—and mark well what I say—if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.” Saint Louis de Montfort

“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” Sister Lucia dos Santos, Fatima visionary

Quotes on the Rosary: 

“The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” -Saint Padre Pio
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“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” – Blessed Pope Pius IX
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“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.” – Saint Francis de Sales
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“The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary shall not perish.”- Mary to St. Dominic
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“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” -St. Padre Pio
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“Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!” -St. Padre Pio
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“Mary has recommended the Rosary at Lourdes and Fatima because of it’s exceptional value for us and our times.” – St. Pio of Pietrelcina
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“Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been so favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the Most Holy Rosary” -Pope Blessed Pius IX
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“The word rosary means ‘Crown of Roses,’ that is to say that every time people say the Rosary devoutly they place a crown of one hundred and fifty-three white roses and sixteen red roses upon the head of Jesus and Mary. Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty.” -St. Louis De Montfort
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“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” – Pope Pius XI
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“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen
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“The faults of children are not always imputed to the parents, especially when they have instructed them and given good example. Our Lord, in His wondrous Providence, allows children to break the hearts of devout fathers and mothers. Thus the decisions your children have made don’t make you a failure as a parent in God’s eyes. You are entitled to feel sorrow, but not necessarily guilt. Do not cease praying for your children; God’s grace can touch a hardened heart. Commend your children to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. When parents pray the Rosary, at the end of each decade they should hold the Rosary aloft and say to her,’With these beads bind my children to your Immaculate Heart’, she will attend to their souls.” -St. Louise de Marillac
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“The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.” Pope Leo XIII
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“No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary.” – Bishop Hugh Doyle
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“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”  -Saint Louis de Montfort
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“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” -Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima
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“The Rosary is a long chain that links heaven and earth. One end of it is in our hands and the other end is in the hands of the Holy Virgin…The Rosary prayer rises like incense to the feet of the Almighty. Mary responds at once like a beneficial dew, bringing new life to human hearts.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux
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“When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.” -St. Anthony Mary Claret
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“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” -Pope Saint Pius X
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“When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.” -Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche
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“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.”  -Saint Dominic
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“Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.” -Saint Louis de Montfort
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“If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”-Blessed Alan de la Roche
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“One day, St. Dominic prayed to Our Lady that she would force the devils who possessed a man to reveal the truth about devotion to her. The devils were forced by Our Lady to reveal: Listen to what the devils said, ‘Now that we are forced to speak we must also tell you this: Nobody who perseveres in saying the Rosary will be damned, because she obtains for her servants the grace of true contrition for their sins and by means of this they obtain God’s forgiveness and mercy.’”

“You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many — on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!” -St. Bernardine of Siena

“It was not courage, not arms, not leaders, but Mary of the Rosary that made us victors.” -Venetian Senators after Battle of Lepanto

“The Rosary is the Bible on a String.” -Fr. Ronan Murphy

“If our age in its pride laughs at and rejects Our Lady’s Rosary, a countless legion of the most saintly men of every age and of every condition have not only held it most dear and have most piously recited it but have also used it at all times as a most powerful weapon to overcome the devil, to preserve the purity of their lives, to acquire virtue more zealously, in a word, to promote peace among men.” -Pope Pius XI

(end of promises and quotes)

It is interesting that Pope Pius XI noted that, “…a countless legion of the most saintly men of every age and of every condition have not only held it most dear and have most piously recited it.”

“Saintly men of every age and of every condition.”

By using the term “men,” he made it clear that the Rosary is for both men and women; it is not simply a prayer for older women, as it has been erroneously characterized in the past (not the long-past, but in the past fifty years).

17 Inspiring Quotes on the Rosary Prayer

1. “You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.”  

– Mary to Blessed Alan de la Roche

2. “The Rosary is a prayer that always accompanies me; it is also the prayer of the ordinary people and the saints… it is a prayer from my heart.”

– Pope Francis

3. “Our Lady has never refused me a grace through the recitation of the rosary.” 

– St. Padre Pio

4. “I take refuge, then, in prayer, and turn to Mary, and our Lord always triumphs.” 

– St. Therese of Lisieux

5. “Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary. She will take care of you.”

– St. Padre Pio

6. “The whole purpose of the Rosary is to lead to this deep experience of Our Lady, who together with Jesus breathes the Spirit into us.” 

– Thomas Keating

7. “The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls, precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual…”

– Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

8. “Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” 

– St. Padre Pio

O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven. Amen.

9. “Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.”

– Saint Louis de Montfort

10. “The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.”

-Blessed Alan de la Roche

 11. “There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”

-Sister Lucia, of the seers of Fatima

12. “The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary shall not perish.”

– Mary to St. Dominic

13. “The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” 

– Pope Saint Pius X

14. “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.”

– St. Francis de Sales

15. “Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if—and mark well what I say—if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.”

– Saint Louis de Montfort

16. “No prayer is more meritorious for the soul and more glorious for Jesus and Mary than a well recited Rosary. “

– Saint Louis de Montfort

17. “When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.”

– Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

Our Lady at Fatima, during all six of her apparitions told the children they must pray, especially the rosary.

More Souls Go To HELL Because Of The Sins Of The Flesh Than For Any Other Reason.”I am the Lady of the Rosary, I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and ask for pardon for their sins. They must not offend Our Lord any more, for He is already too grievously offended by the sins of men. People must say the Rosary. Let them continue  saying it every day. ” – Our Lady of Fatima

“Realize the power in your hand with the Rosary, for in your hands you hold the power of God. If you do not recognize the Rosary, can you expect to be recognized by My Son? How much can you expect? Why do you hide My Rosary? It was with a Mother’s loving heart that I chose to give you these pearls of Heaven that you reject.
“Woe to all dedicated who seek to remove these from the little ones’ hands, for their punishment will be metered in accordance to it!
“Why has sophisticated man cast aside these tokens of My love? Those who remain true to My Rosary will not be touched by the fires. Gather these treasures, My children, for the time will come that you will not find them on the counters of your stores.”
– Our Lady of the Roses

Even one Rosary said devoutly can save a person’s soul. Saint Louis de Montfort (1673-1716)

“One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an exorcism: “Every Hail Mary is like a blow on my head. If Christians knew how powerful the Rosary was, it would be my end.” Fr Gabriele Amorth

There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.

Sister Lucia Of Fatima

“The Rosary is a long chain that links heaven and earth. One end of it is in our hands and the other end is in the hands of the Holy Virgin…The Rosary prayer rises like incense to the feet of the Almighty. Mary responds at once like a beneficial dew, bringing new life to human hearts.” –

by St. Therese of Lisieux

“Countless families the world over invite Mary into their homes through the family Rosary. She comes. They sense her presence. They solve their problems because where Mary is present, there is Christ, her Divine Son.” – Servant of God Patrick Peyton

“May the Rosary never fall from your hands.” – Saint Pope John XXIII

“The rosary is the scourge of the devil.” – Pope Adrian VI

“Every word of the Rosary is a prayer to God.” – Servant of God Frank Duff

“By its nature the recitation of the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord. In this way the unfathomable riches of these mysteries are unfolded.” – Pope Paul VI

“For a Christian, vocal prayer must spring from the heart, so that while the Rosary is said, the mind can enter into contemplation of each one of the mysteries.” – Saint Josemaria Escriva

“Spiritually unite yourselves to Jesus Crucified and trustfully abandon yourselves into the hands of Mary, calling upon her unceasingly with the Rosary.” – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“Have you said the Rosary every day with devotion?” – Saint Anthony Mary Claret

“The Rosary can be recited in full every day, and there are those who most laudably do so.” – Saint Pope John Paul II

“In the Rosary, we not only say prayers, we think them.” – Venerable Fulton Sheen

“If evils increase, the devotion of the People of God should also increase. . . . Pray ardently to our most merciful mother Mary by saying the Rosary during the month of October, as We have already indicated. This prayer is well-suited to the devotion of the People of God, most pleasing to the Mother of God and most effective in gaining heaven’s blessings.” Pope Paul VI

“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” – Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima

“If you recite the Family Rosary, all united, you shall taste peace.” – Pope John XXIII

“Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” – Saint Padre Pio

“The rosary is a treasure of graces.” – Pope Paul V

“Our need of divine help is as great today as when the great Dominic introduced the use of the Rosary of Mary as a balm for the wounds of his contemporaries.” – Pope Leo XIII

“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” – Saint Dominic

“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin . . . if you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” – Pope Pius XI

“When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.” – Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

“There has also been felt with greater urgency the need to point out once more the importance of a further essential element in the Rosary, in addition to the value of the elements of praise and petition, namely the element of contemplation.” – Pope Paul VI

“The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.” – Saint Josemaria Escriva

“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the richest of all prayers to the Mediatrix of all grace; It is the prayer that touches most the heart of the Mother of God. Say it each day!” – Pope Saint Pius X

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” – Blessed Pope Pius IX

“Guided, in fact, by divine inspiration and grace, he [Saint Dominic] foresaw that this devotion, like a most powerful warlike weapon, would be the means of putting the enemy to flight, and of confounding their audacity and mad impiety.” – Pope Leo XIII

“If the Liturgy, as the activity of Christ and the Church, is a saving action par excellence, the Rosary too, as a ‘meditation’ with Mary on Christ, is a salutary contemplation. By immersing us in the mysteries of the Redeemer’s life, it ensures that what he has done and what the liturgy makes present is profoundly assimilated and shapes our existence.” – Saint Pope John Paul II

“The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world.” – Pope John XXIII

“The fathers and mothers of families particularly must give an example to their children, especially when, at sunset, they gather after the day’s work, within the domestic walls, and recite the Holy Rosary on bended knees before the image of the Virgin.” – Pope Pius XI

1. “The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.” -Saint Padre Pio

2. “Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” – Blessed Pope Pius IX

3. “The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.” – Saint Francis de Sales

4. “Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” -St. Padre Pio

5. “Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!” -St. Padre Pio

6. “The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.” -St. Josemaria Escriva

7. “Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!” -St. Josemaria Escriva

8. “For those who use their intelligence and their study as a weapon, the Rosary is most effective. Because that apparently monotonous way of beseeching Our Lady as children do their Mother, can destroy every seed of vainglory and pride.” – St. Josemaria Escriva

9. “You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.” – St. Josemaria Escriva

10. “The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” – Pope Pius XI

11. “The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen

12. ““The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.” Pope Leo XIII

13. “No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary” – Bishop Hugh Doyle

14. “The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” -Sister Lucia dos Santos of Fatima

15. “Here is an example to help you understand the efficacy of the Rosary. You remember the story of David who vanquished Goliath. What steps did the young Israelite take to overthrow the giant? He struck him in the middle of the forehead with a pebble from his sling. If we regard the Philistine as representing evil and all its powers: heresy, impurity, pride, we can consider the little stones from the sling capable of overthrowing the enemy as symbolizing the Aves of the Rosary.

“The ways of God are entirely different from our ways. To us it seems necessary to employ powerful means in order to produce great effects. This is not God’s method; quite the contrary. He likes to choose the weakest instruments that He may confound the strong: “God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong — Infirma mundi elegit ut confundat fortia” (1 Cor 1:27).

“Have you not often met poor old women who are most faithful to the pious recitation of the Rosary? You also must do all that you can to recite it with fervour. Get right down, at the feet of Jesus: it is a good thing to make oneself small in the presence of so great a God.” – Dom Columba Marmion, Christ, the Ideal of the Priest

There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the holy Rosary.

12 QUOTES FROM THE SAINTS ON THE POWER OF THE ROSARY

1.


“If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory. Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practise black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if— and mark well what I say— if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.”
—St. Louis De Montfort

2.

“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.”
—Venerable Fulton Sheen

3.

“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.”
—St. Padre Pio

4.

“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin… If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.”
—Pope Pius XI

5. 

“The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.”
—Pope Leo XIII

6.

“You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many — on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!”
—Saint Bernardine of Siena

7.

“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.”
—Pope Saint Pius X

8.

“If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”
—Blessed Alan de la Roche

9.

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”
—Pope Bl. Pius IX

10.

“When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.”
—St. Anthony Mary Claret

11.

“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.”
—St. Francis de Sales

12.

“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”
—Sr. Lucia dos Santos (Fatima seer)

“It’s our daily meeting which neither I nor the Blessed Virgin Mary neglect.”   St. John Paul II About Praying Rosary

All the times Our Lady has asked us to pray it

The Rosary is a common theme in Marian apparitions. Here are some of the times she has made it clear that she wants us to pray it:

1973 (Akita, Japan): Our Lady warns Sr. Agnes that we ought to “Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary.”

1917 (Fatima): The Blessed Virgin revealed herself as “Our Lady of the Rosary” and requested frequent recitation of it.

1858 (Lourdes): Our Lady was holding a Rosary in her first apparition. The first thing she said to Bernadette was a request that Bernadette pray her Rosary. They later prayed it together.

1830 (Miraculous Medal): On Mary’s first apparition to St. Catherine Labouré, before she even brought up the Miraculous Medal, she bemoaned the fact the Rosary wasn’t prayed more often.

  1. “The word rosary means “Crown of Roses,” that is to say that every time people say the Rosary devoutly they place a crown of one hundred and fifty-three white roses and sixteen red roses upon the head of Jesus and Mary. Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty.” ~St. Louis De Montfort
  2. “Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if-and mark well what I say-if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  3. “When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  4. “Put you on the armor of God.” So arm yourselves with the arms of God—-with the Holy Rosary—-and you will crush the devil’s head and you will stand firm in the face of all his temptations. ~St Louis de Montfort
  5. “For never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil. This is a statement which I would sign with my blood.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  6. “The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of devotions and the most important one.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  7. “It is scarcely possible for me to put into words how our Lady esteems the Rosary and how she prefers it to all other devotions. Nor can I sufficiently express how wonderfully she rewards those who work to make known the devotion, to establish it and spread it nor, on the other hand, how strictly she punishes those who work against it.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  8. “To say the Holy Rosary to advantage one must be in a state of grace or at the very least be fully determined to give up mortal sin.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  9. “I would like to add that the Rosary ought to be said reverently, that is to say, it ought to be said as much as possible, kneeling, with hands joined, clasping the rosary. However, if you are ill, you can, of course, say it in bed; or if one is travelling it can be said while walking; if, on account of some infirmity, you cannot kneel you can say it standing or sitting. You can even say it while working if your duties do not allow you to leave your job, for work with one’s hands is not always incompatible with vocal prayer.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  10. “Blessed is the Rosary which gives us this science and knowledge of our Blessed Lord through our meditations on His life, death, passion and glory.” ~St Louis de Montfort

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More St Louis de Montfort Quotes on the Holy Rosary

  1. “The Rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the Heart of Jesus, Our Redeemer, who loves His Mother.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  2. If then we are establishing sound devotion to our Blessed Lady, it is only in order to establish devotion to our Lord more perfectly, by providing a smooth but certain way of reaching Jesus Christ.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  3. “One day Our Lord said to Blessed Alan: “If only these poor wretched sinners would say My Rosary, they would share in the merits of My passion and I would be their Advocate and would appease My Father’s Justice.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  4. “By this devotion we give to Jesus all we can possibly give him, and in the most perfect manner, that is, through Mary’s hands.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  5. “Your closest enemies will attack you all the more cruelly because they are within you. I mean the powers of your soul and your bodily senses, the distractions of the mind, distress and uncertainty of the will, dryness of the heart, exhaustion and illness of the body—all that will combine with the evil spirits who say to you, ‘Give up your rosary, that is what is giving you such a headache; give up your rosary, there is no obligation under pain of sin; at least say only a part of it; the difficulties you are having are a sign that God does not want you to say it; you can say it tomorrow when you are more in the mood.’ And so on.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  6. “Ever since the devil was crushed by the humility and passion of Jesus Christ he has been very nearly unable to attack a soul that is armed with meditation on the mysteries of Our Lord’s life, and, if he does trouble such a soul, he is sure to be shamefully defeated.” (Cardinal Hughes.).” ~St Louis de Montfort
  7. “These crowns are not for the timid who are afraid of this world’s taunts and threats, neither are they for the lazy and indolent who only say their rosary carelessly, or hastily, just for the sake of getting it over with. . . . These crowns are not for cowards who lose heart and lay down their arms as soon as they see hell is let loose against their rosary.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  8. To imitate Jesus more perfectly in his agony you could say your rosary more slowly sometimes when you find it particularly hard to say, so that what was said of our Lord when he was in his agony of prayer may be said of you: he prayed all the longer.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  9. “It is not so much the length of a prayer as the fervor with which it is said which pleases God and touches his heart. A single Hail Mary said properly is worth more than a hundred and fifty said badly.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  10. “The Angelic Salutation . . . is the new hymn of the law of grace, the joy of angels and men, and the hymn which terrifies devils and puts them to shame.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  11. “What a wonderful thing to have Jesus Christ in our midst! And all we have to do to have him with us is to come together to say the rosary. That is why the first Christians met so often to pray together, in spite of the persecutions of the emperors, who had forbidden them to assemble. They preferred to risk death rather than to miss their gatherings where our Lord was present.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  12. “Recite your Rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence, and with perseverance.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  13. “Finally, my dear brothers and sisters, the daily Rosary has so many enemies that I look upon the grace of persevering in it until death as one of the greatest favors God can give us.” St Louis de Montfort
  14. “Only he who perseveres in asking, seeking, and knocking, will receive, will find and will enter. It is not enough to ask God for certain graces for a month, a year, ten or twenty years; we must never tire of asking.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  15. “If by chance your conscience is burdened with sin, take your Rosary and say at least part of it, honoring some of the Mysteries of the life, passion or glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and be sure that, while you are meditating upon these Mysteries and honoring them He will show His sacred wounds to His Father in Heaven. He will plead for you and will obtain for you contrition and the forgiveness of your sins.” ~St Louis de Montfort
  16. “Satan always aims at destroying the ROSARY, but he will never succeed! It is the PRAYER of Her who prevails over each and all. It is She who taught it to us, as Jesus taught us the Our Father.” St. Padre Pio
  17.  

“The Rosary mystically transports us to Mary’s side as she is busy watching over the human growth of Christ in the home of Nazareth. This enables her to train us and to mold us with the same care, until Christ is ‘fully formed’ in us.”

50 Powerful Rosary Quotes

The prayer of the Rosary is widely praised, preached and practiced throughout the Church. These 50 quotes about the Rosary from holy men and women throughout the history of the Church illustrate and speak to the power of this prayer. As you read the quotes, let them inspire you and broaden your perspective about the power and beauty of the Rosary.

Bonus: A Printable PDF of the Rosary Quotes (linked at the end of the article). 

50 Quotes on the Rosary

“The Rosary is my favorite prayer.”

St. Pope John Paul II

“How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening!”

St. John Paul II

“The Rosary is a prayer both so humble and simple and a theologically rich in Biblical content. I beg you to pray it.” 

St. John Paul II

“The rosary is the scourge of the devil.”

Pope Adrian VI

“When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.” 

Saint Anthony Mary Claret

“By its nature the recitation of the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord. In this way the unfathomable riches of these mysteries are unfolded.”

Pope Paul VI

“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.”

Saint Francis de Sales

“If you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son’s path.”

Saint Josemaria Escriva

“Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!”

Saint Josemaria Escriva

“The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.”

Saint Josemaria Escriva

“You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.”

Saint Josemaria Escriva

“For a Christian, vocal prayer must spring from the heart, so that while the Rosary is said, the mind can enter into contemplation of each one of the mysteries.”

Saint Josemaria Escriva

“Whoever spreads the Rosary is Saved” 

Blessed Bartolo Longo

“Commend your children to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. When parents pray the Rosary, at the end of each decade they should hold the Rosary aloft and say to her, ‘with these beads bind my children to your Immaculate Heart’, she will attend to their souls.” 

St. Louise de Marillac

“The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.” 

Pope Leo XIII

“The Family that prays together, stays together.”

Father Patrick Peyton

“If families give Our Lady fifteen minutes a day by reciting the Rosary, I assure them that their homes will become, by God’s grace, peaceful places.”

Father Patrick Peyton

“Countless families the world over invite Mary into their homes through the family Rosary. She comes. They sense her presence. They solve their problems because where Mary is present, there is Christ, her Divine Son” 

Father Patrick Peyton

“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” 

Saint Padre Pio

“The Rosary is the Weapon.”

Saint Padre Pio

“Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!” 

Saint Padre Pio

“The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world.”

Pope John XXIII

“If you recite the Family Rosary, all united, you shall taste peace.”

Pope John XXIII

“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” 

Lucia dos Santos

“If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”

Blessed Alan de la Roche

“The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.”

Blessed Alan de la Roche

“Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” 

Pope Pius XI

“The fathers and mothers of families particularly must give an example to their children, especially when, at sunset, they gather after the day’s work, within the domestic walls, and recite the Holy Rosary on bended knees before the image of the Virgin.” 

Pope Pius XI

“If our age in its pride laughs at and rejects Our Lady’s Rosary, a countless legion of the most saintly men of every age and of every condition have not only held it most dear and have most piously recited it but have also used it at all times as a most powerful weapon to overcome the devil, to preserve the purity of their lives, to acquire virtue more zealously, in a word, to promote peace among men.”

Pope Pius XI

“If you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” 

Pope Saint Pius X

“There is no surer means of calling down God’s blessings upon the family than the daily recitation of the Rosary.”

Pope Pius XII

“We put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils which afflict our times.”

Pope Pius XII

“The Rosary is a school for learning true Christian perfection.” 

Pope John XXIII

“May the Rosary never fall from your hands.”

Saint Pope John XXIII

“You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many — on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!” 

Saint Bernardine of Siena

“Every word of the Rosary is a prayer to God.”

Father Frank Duff

“The Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God.”

Saint Louis De Monfort

“If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory. Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practise black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if— and mark well what I say— if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.” 

Saint Louis De Montfort

“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” 

Saint Louis de Montfort

“In order to pray well, it is not enough to give expression to our petitions by means of that most excellent of all prayers, the Rosary, but we must also pray with real concentration for God listens more to the voice of the heart than that of the mouth.” 

Saint Louis De Monfort

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”

Saint Louis de Montfort

“The rosary should be said with faith–for our Blessed Lord said, “Believe that you shall receive; and they shall come unto you.”

Saint Louis De Monfort

“The word rosary means “Crown of Roses,” that is to say that every time people say the Rosary devoutly they place a crown of one hundred and fifty-three white roses and sixteen red roses upon the head of Jesus and Mary. Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty.”

Saint Louis De Montfort

“Finally, when people say the Rosary together it is far more formidable to the devil than one said privately, because in this public prayer it is an army that is attacking him. He can often overcome the prayer of an individual, but if this prayer is joined to that of other Christians, the devil has much more trouble in getting the best of it.” 

Saint Louis De Monfort

“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description.” 

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“In the Rosary, we not only say prayers, we think them.” 

Venerable Fulton Sheen

“If you wish to convert anyone to the fullness of the knowledge of Our Lord and of His Mystical Body, then teach him the Rosary. One of two things will happen. Either he will stop saying the Rosary — or he will get the gift of faith.”

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary”

Bishop Hugh Doyle

“The Rosary is the Bible on a String”

Father Ronan Murphy

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.” 

Pope Pius IX

 1. Thanks to this new method of prayer—when adopted and properly carried out as instituted by the Holy Father St. Dominic—piety, faith and union began to return, and the projects and devices of the heretics to fall to pieces. – Supremi Apostolatus Officio, 3.

2. May our Heavenly Patroness, invoked by us through the Rosary, graciously be with us and obtain that, all disagreements of opinion being removed and Christianity restored throughout the world, we may obtain from God the wished-for peace in the Church. – Superiore Anno, 6.

3. In every great crisis of Christendom, and every time the Church was afflicted by evils within or dangers without, our forefathers, with their eyes lifted to Heaven in supplication, taught us how and when we should seek for the light of our souls, for the strength of virtue, and for help suited to the need. For deeply engraved upon men’s minds were these precepts of Jesus Christ: “Ask and it shall be given you;” “We ought always to pray and not to faint.” . . . From all this, Venerable Brethren, each one of you may gather how agreeable to us and how commendable is the zeal with which at our suggestion you have spread the devotion to the Most Holy Rosary. – Quod Auctoritate, 5-6.

4. Mindful that in moments of great trial, pastors and people have ever had recourse with entire confidence to the august Mother of God, in whose hands are all graces, certain too, that devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary is most opportune for the needs of these times, we have desired to revive everywhere this devotion, and to spread it far and wide among the faithful of the world. – Vi e Ben Noto, 1.

5. We prescribe that during the whole month of October, at the recitation of the Rosary, for which We have already legislated, a prayer to St. Joseph be added. – Quamquam Pluries, 6.

6.After slamming the door on secret societies that conspire against the Catholic Church, to include Freemasons: “Let us take as our mediatrix with God the most glorious Virgin Mary, the invincible Queen of the Rosary, Who has such great power over the forces of hell, and has so many times made [us] feel the effects of Her maternal love. – Dall’Alto Dell’Apostolico Seggio, 19.

7. The contemplation of these august mysteries, contemplated in their order, affords to faithful souls a wonderful confirmation of faith, protection against the disease of error, and increase of the strength of the soul. The soul and memory of him who thus prays, enlightened by faith, are drawn towards these mysteries by the sweetest devotion, are absorbed therein and are surprised before the work of the Redemption of mankind, achieved at such a price and by events so great. – Octobri Mense, 7.

8. The prayer is composed of words proceeding from God Himself, from the Archangel Gabriel, and from the Church; full of praise and of high desires; and it is renewed and continued in an order at once fixed and various; its fruits are ever new and sweet. – Octobri Mense, 7.

9. By [praying the Holy Rosary] the Church triumphed magnificently over every obstacle and provided for the salvation of her children not only in that trial but in others like it afterward, always with the same glorious success. – Magnae Dei Matris, 8.

10. For we are convinced that the Rosary, if devoutly used, is bound to benefit not only the individual but society at large. – Laetitiae Sanctae, 3.

11. The recourse we have to Mary in prayer follows upon the office she continuously fills by the side of the throne of God as Mediatrix of Divine grace; being by worthiness and by merit most acceptable to Him, and, therefore, surpassing in power all the angels and saints in Heaven. Now, this merciful office of hers, perhaps, appears in no other form of prayer so manifestly as it does in the Rosary. – Lucunda Sember Expectatione, 2.

12. The very origin of the Rosary makes that plain. When such faith is exercised by vocally repeating the Our Father and Hail Mary of the Rosary prayers, or better still in the contemplation of the mysteries, it is evident how close we are brought to Mary. For every time we devoutly say the Rosary in supplication before her, we are once more brought face to face with the marvel of our salvation; we watch the mysteries of our Redemption as though they were unfolding before our eyes; and as one follows another, Mary stands revealed at once as God’s Mother and our Mother. – Adiutricem, 25.

13. The form of prayer we refer to has obtained the special name of “Rosary,” as though it represented by its arrangement the sweetness of roses and the charm of a garland. This is most fitting for a method of venerating the Virgin, who is rightly styled the Mystical Rose of Paradise, and who, as Queen of the universe, shines therein with a crown of stars. – Fidentem Piumque Animum, 2.

14. So far from this derogating in any way from the honor due to God, as though it indicated that we placed greater confidence in Mary’s patronage than in God’s power, it is rather this which especially moves God, and wins His mercy for us. We are taught by the Catholic faith that we may pray not only to God himself, but also to the Blessed in heaven, though in different manner; because we ask from God as from the Source of all good, but from the Saints as from intercessors. – Augustissimae Virginis Mariae, 9.

15. [We popes] have ever repeatedly encouraged the recitation of the Holy Rosary, and have endeavoured to increase its dignity by a more solemn cult, following in this the footsteps of our predecessors. Pope Sixtus V, of happy memory, approved the ancient custom of reciting the Rosary; Gregory XIII dedicated a day under this title, which Clement VIII afterwards inscribed in the martyrology, and Clement XI extended to the Universal Church. Benedict XIII inserted the feast in the Roman Breviary, and [we popes], ourselves, in perpetual testimony of Our affection for this devotion commanded that the solemnity with its office should be celebrated in the Universal Church as a double of the second class, consecrating to this devotion the entire month of October. Finally we ordered the addition to the Litany of Loreto of the invocation “Queen of the most Holy Rosary,” as an augury of victory in our present warfare. – Diuturni Temporis, 4.

One day Our Lord said to Blessed Alan: “If only these poor wretched sinners would say My Rosary, they would share in the merits of My passion and I would be their Advocate and would appease My Father’s Justice.”

ACT OF CONSECRATION TO OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY

O Queen of the most Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Victory! Joyfully do I come before thee on this day, commemorating the many glorious victories gained through devotion to thy most Holy Rosary. Thou hast promised that we may obtain all that we ask for through the Holy Rosary. Filled, therefore with confidence, I cast myself at thy feet, full of sorrow at the sight of my sins, yet full of hope at the sight of thy mercy.

The first victory that I beg of thee, is a victory over the first enemy of my soul—the devil, who, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour. Thou, who hast crushed his influence and plots in so many cases, crush, too, his influence in my life, so that strengthened by thy help, I may resist the fiery darts of the evil one.

The second victory that I beg of thee, is a victory over my second enemy—the world, of which the devil is prince. Help me to see its emptiness, to flee its vanities, to resist its allurements, knowing that “the friendship of this world is the enemy of God. Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world, becometh an enemy of God.”

The third victory that I beg of thee, is a victory over my third enemy—my own self, scarred and weakened by Original Sin. Help me correct my values so that I may seek first the kingdom of God and love Him with my whole heart, mind, soul and strength. Plant in my mind and heart a great appreciation and desire for the spiritual things in life; and to treasure them above any treasures of this earth. Assist me in all my temptations; instruct me in all virtues; help me pay for my past sins; remove me from the broad, wide road that leads to perdition and guide me along the narrow path that leads to Heaven.

The fourth victory that I beg of thee, is a victory for Holy Mother Church over the diseases currently ravaging the Mystical Body of Christ, namely those of Liberalism, Modernism, Indifferentism, Secularism, Materialism and that terrible state, which God threatens to vomit out of His mouth— Lukewarmness (Apoc. 3:16). Such is the state of the Church, which made thee complain at Fatima that so many souls go to Hell as there are none who pray and offer sacrifices for them. Grant that I may not forget these souls and these diseases in my daily Rosaries, for God has stated that the Rosary is a remedy for our age, and I am confident of obtaining thy powerful intercession on their behalf.

The fifth victory that I beg of thee, is a victory over all evil, and the crown of glory in Heaven, for all my family, relatives, friends and benefactors; for those entrusted to my care and for those in charge over me. Obtain for them the graces and helps necessary to overcome all obstacles to conversion, repentance and salvation.

For this end, do I consecrate to thee, O Queen of the most Holy Rosary, my body and soul, my goods, both interior and exterior, and even the value of all my good actions, past, present and future; leaving to thee the entire and full right of disposing of me and all that belongs to me, without exception, according to thy good pleasure, for the greater glory of God, in time and in eternity. Amen. Thus I hope! Thus may it be! Amen

When parents pray the Rosary, at the end of each decade they should hold the Rosary aloft and say to her, “With these beads bind my children to your Immaculate Heart.” She will attend to their souls. — St. Louise de Marillac

For those who pray the Rosary, the light then comes when we pray the mysteries of the Incarnation, that is, the events of the life of Jesus Christ, of God becoming human. The light of Christ, by entering these mysteries, illuminates the joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries of our own lives, to be combined with and transformed by the mysteries of Christ in all of His humanity and divinity. The Rosary must be prayed therefore from a human heart vulnerable and open to belong to Christ’s own heart and life.

The Prayer, Preaching, and Promotion of the Rosary

Friar Louie-Marie Arino-Durand, o.p., former Promoter General of the Rosary, wrote that our Dominican prayer of the Rosary ‘can be compared to a diamond that sparkles in its many facets’. He added that even thought a diamond is a very old stone, when light shines on the diamond we receive reflections from it. My predecessor, fr Louis-Marie, says that the Rosary, like a diamond, is offered to us as a gift to notice its truths and to proclaim those reflected truths. The potential harvest of the prayer of the Rosary knows no limit.

For over 800 years now, the men and women of the Order of Preachers have been praying, preaching, and promoting the Rosary in new and creative ways. There are many ways of praying in our Dominican tradition and the one of these is using the crucifix or cross, beads, and string or wire forming what we can hold in our hands to pray the Rosary. Let us consider the image of the diamond once again. For there to be reflections coming from the diamond there must be a source of light, and so it is with the Rosary as well. The Source of the light causing the Rosary to come alive is Jesus Christ Himself: “I am the light of the world.”, Jesus said (John 8.12a).

For those who pray the Rosary, the light then comes when we pray the mysteries of the Incarnation, that is, the events of the life of Jesus Christ, of God becoming human. The light of Christ, by entering these mysteries, illuminates the joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries of our own lives, to be combined with and transformed by the mysteries of Christ in all of His humanity and divinity. The Rosary must be prayed therefore from a human heart vulnerable and open to belong to Christ’s own heart and life.

This belonging to Christ also includes a human heart willing to be sent out on mission for this is the way of the true disciple of Christ, as our guide in the prayer of the Rosary, Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, most certainly is. She offers us hope in her guidance through the mysteries we enter; Mary encourages us to know her Son intimately as our Savior and as our friend.

At times, the prayer of the Rosary is like entering a garden replete with flowers, rose bushes, ponds, and fauna where we can experience solace and refreshment for body and soul. At other times, the prayer of the Rosary is like entering the Garden of Gethsemane, with its fears and agonizing moments. It is in this way that the prayer of the Rosary brings up into contact with Jesus Christ in the present, living with us in this world. When we contemplate the second joyous mystery, we are moved to be with Mary and Elizabeth and the infants forming in their wombs, not only as a sacred memory in our faith, but also in the living present with those in our lives who want us to share in their joy. Can we take the risk to do so? When we contemplate any of the mysteries of the Rosary, can we take the risk to envision ourselves with Christ in the present who is hungry for our presence in loving accompaniment in action on mission? Each human person has her or his joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries. Each one carries the God-given grace to evangelize as well.

When we are on mission, sent out by Christ in cooperation with the prayer of the Rosary, we are preaching. When we say, “Dominicans preach the Rosary,” we are really saying, “We preach the Word of God, the Living God.” Preaching the Rosary is certainly accomplished in Rosary pilgrimages, processions, prayer gatherings, conferences, confraternities, and many other forms of devotion using the prayer of the Rosary. The good of this over the centuries, including in our own time, is incalculable. We stand at a Springtime moment in the Proclamation of the Reign of God in our time by using the Rosary in our ways of Holy Preaching. Preaching the Rosary is a preaching of the Order of Preachers. With this truth we are able, all by the grace of God, to develop new strategies for preaching the heart of the Rosary which is found in the encounter with Christ in the Mysteries of the Incarnation. The Rosary is an evangelizing prayer which has everything to do with relationship with Christ and with one another. It is also a locus for our own conversion.

Together let us evangelize with the prayer, preaching, and promotion of the Rosary, a holy prayer, a prayer of love, a prayer directly from Sacred Scripture. Out from one decade of the Rosary, prayed with love in the heart, can come forth a plentiful sea of missionary life. Listening to the voices from the living scenes of the mysteries of the Incarnation, we can pay attention to Jesus’ Mother Mary, saying to the stewards at the wedding feast in Cana, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2.5.

Rosary’s History

The Dominican friar Alain de la Roche played a unique role in a longer historical process of the genesis of the Rosary. He divided the Hail Mary prayer, repeated 150 times, into three groups according to the mysteries of the Incarnation, Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. As a preacher, Alain decided to propagate the prayer of the Rosary among the Christian people. For this purpose he had founded a Rosary Confraternity in Douai around 1468, which was approved by the Order of Preachers in 1470. The tradition that St. Dominic had already received the Rosary from the Blessed Virgin and spread it afterwards goes back to Alain’s visions of Virgin Mary. However, Alain was able to follow an earlier tradition of the Marian confraternities spread by the Order of Preachers.

A further milestone in the Dominican Rosary tradition was the establishment of a Rosary Confraternity at the Dominican Priory in Cologne by br. Jacob Sprenger in 1475. In the statutes of the Confraternity, which was in principle accessible to all Christians – men and women, poor and rich, married and single – the principle of mutual spiritual solidarity was emphasized: all members shared in the spiritual fruits of all prayer. The prayer of the Rosary, which the Popes endowed with numerous indulgences, became more and more popular: the confraternities, established especially at Dominican priories, spread in the Christian world.

In the course of the 16th century the Rosary was “monopolized” by the Order of Preachers. Pope Pius V, who was himself a Dominican, played an important role in this process. In the breve Consueverunt of 1569, he not only did finally determine the form of prayer as a summary of the Gospel meditated upon with Mary, but he also confirmed the unique privilege of the Dominicans to establish confraternities. The Order, which at the General Chapter of 1574 confessed to the Rosary as its “holy heritage”, demanded the friars to be zealous in spreading the prayer through their preaching. Among many who devoted themselves eagerly to this task in the following centuries was the Italian friar Timoteo Ricci: the form of the “Perpetual Rosary” spread by him since 1629 attracted the interest of devout faithful. Members of such a fraternity should divide this time of the year for prayer so that at least one of them always prayed the Rosary.

Even today the Rosary is an important tool in Dominican preaching. Brothers, sisters and dominican laity use books, magazines, websites, blogs and other media to spread the Rosary. An official “Rosary website” for the whole Order is https://www.rosarium.op.org/. The prayer is highly recommended: the contemplation of the Incarnate Word in the society of His and our Mother Mary can lead to a more intense experience of unity with God, which gives inner peace and serenity.

1. “It sets us on fire with love of our blessed Lord.”

Do you feel like you’re currently lukewarm in your faith? The rosary is the answer! How does it set us on fire for Jesus if it’s mostly Hail Mary’s, you ask? Well, as you pray the Hail Mary’s, you’re meditating of events of Jesus’ life. Boom!

2. “Blessed Alan also testified that he had delivered a large number of people who were possessed by putting the rosary around their necks.”

Ok, so maybe you’re not demonically possessed, but you can be proactive by protecting yourself! De Montfort mentioned other stories to the effect of the rosary on your person such as having it in your hand. I personally always have it in my pant pocket. By the way, don’t be that guy who wears the rosary to be fashionable. Remember that it’s a sacramental.

3. “Group recitation . . . is of the greatest benefit to our souls because normally our minds are far more alert during public prayer than they are when we pray alone.”

I think it’s safe to say we know this truth from another form of exercise. Physical exercise that is. I know I go easy on myself when I work out by myself. But when I work out in a group? Let’s just say I kill it.

4. “The word rosary means “Crown of Roses,” that is to say that every time people say the rosary devoutly they place a crown of 153 white roses and 16 red roses upon the heads of Jesus and Mary. Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fad or lose their exquisite beauty.”

How’s that for being a romantic catholic?!

5. Praying the rosary gives us “graces in abundance during our lifetime, peace at death, and glory in eternity.”

So we benefit in the present moment as well as investing in our future!

6. Through the rosary, we “help the members of the Church Militant and to lessen the pains of the Church Suffering.”

And just because we care not just about ourselves, but about others as well.In case you’re not familiar, Church Militant refers to all of us still living on this side of heaven, Church Suffering refers to the souls in Purgatory. Maybe you have a loved one who’s passed away? Pray the rosary for their intention!

7. “St. Dominic had from Our Lady. ‘My son,’ she said one day, ‘do not be surprised that your sermons fail to bear the results you had hoped for. You are trying to cultivate a piece of ground which has not had any rain.”

Do you have someone you care about who you would like to share your love for Jesus? Before you talk to them, you can pray the rosary for a more effective talk.

The Rosary uses your body (fingering the beads);

it uses your conscious mind (saying the Hail

Mary’s); and it uses your subconscious mind

(meditating on the 20 mysteries of the Rosary).

By using all three of these faculties at once, you

are totally shutting out everything the devil wants

you to do – that is, to use your body and your

mind for anxiety, anger, pride, lust, and greed.

“Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms?- Our lady of Guadalupe

Mary joins us, She fights at our side. She supports us in the fight against forces of evil. Especially through prayer, through the Rosary.  Do you pray the Rosary each day? -Pope Francis –

Praying the Rosary allows us to encounter Mary and to enter the mysteries of Jesus Christ. From his Incarnation, to the Cross, to the Resurrection, we come to understand that God has revealed himself and saved us. May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, continue to inspire us to a life of discipleship.

Miraculous Power of the Rosary

The ROSARY is an intimate spiritual conversation you are having with the Blessed Virgin Mary and GOD to present your fears, your needs and desires. The Rosary gives YOU Spiritual Power to accomplish anything you want in life and overcome the impossible.

This meditative spiritual conversation can be done at anytime and anywhere you go. You can do it in a group setting or by yourself. You can pray the Rosary with your kids, with your spouse or the person you are dating, and with your friends. You can make it a family affair. You can also recite the Rosary while cooking, driving, taking public transport, waiting in line, or taking a shower. There are no limits to where you can pray the Rosary.

Every time you pray the Rosary, you become more spiritually empowered, you gain more healing, moro confidence, mo inspiration, more miraculous changes in your life, more spiritual awareness and more divine graces in your life. YES-thi Rosary carries MIRACULOUS POWER!

Reciting the Rosary, gives you peace for yourself and for the world, and higher purpose, strength, victory, healing, miracles, serenity, clarity, determination, vision, unity and harmony for yourself and for your family. More blessings can enter your life when you recite the Rosary!

Every time you prey the Rosary, your Soul is refilled with renewed hope, inspiration. energy and healing. I am a testame to that. Each Hail Mary is a moment of Grace, a moment of Mercy, a moment of Healing, a moment of Hope, a momert of Gratitude, a moment of Humility and a moment of Surrender.

Whenever you have doubts, or you encounter an obstacle in reaching your goals; any time you feel lonely, depressed o anxious; every time you are feeling bullied, rejected or as if the whole world is against you. pray the Rosary fervently wil belief and love in your heart to fortify your mind, body and soul. this spiritually empowering tool will encourage you not to give up on yourself.

Use the Rosary to make personal requests and to pray for the needs of others and the world, especially for healing. In that space of contemplation and prayer, as you offer your gratitude to God and the Blessed Virgin Mary for the events the Gospel, you can receive the spiritual guidance you need.

If you don’t know about the Rosary, this is your chance to discover its power and give it a try!

The Rosary is one of the greatest legacies you can leave your children and a fantastic gift to share with your family and friends.

Miraculous Power of the Rosary The ROSARY is an intimate spiritual conversation you are having with the Blessed Virgin Mary and GOD to present your fears, your needs and desires. The Rosary gives YOU Spiritual Power to accomplish anything you want in life and overcome the impossible. This meditative spiritual conversation can be done at anytime and anywhere you go. You can do it in a group setting or by yourself. You can pray the Rosary with your kids, with your spouse or the person you are dating, and with your friends. You can make it a family affair. You can also recite the Rosary while cooking, driving, taking public transport, waiting in line, or taking a shower. There are no limits to where you can pray the Rosary. Every time you pray the Rosary, you become more spiritually empowered, you gain more healing, more confidence, more inspiration, more miraculous changes in your life, more spiritual awareness and more divine graces in your life. YES…the Rosary carries MIRACULOUS POWER! Reciting the Rosary, gives you peace for yourself and for the world, and higher purpose, strength, victory, healing, miracles, serenity, clarity, determination, vision, unity and harmony for yourself and for your family. More blessings can enter your life when you recite the Rosary! Every time you pray the Rosary, your Soul is refilled with renewed hope, inspiration, energy and healing. I am a testament to that. Each Hail Mary is a moment of Grace, a moment of Mercy, a moment of Healing, a moment of Hope, a moment of Gratitude, a moment of Humility and a moment of Surrender.

Whenever you have doubts, or you encounter an obstacle in reaching your goals; any time you feel lonely, depressed or anxious; every time you are feeling bullied, rejected or as if the whole world is against you, pray the Rosary fervently with belief and love in your heart to fortify your mind, body and soul. This spiritually empowering tool will encourage you not to give up on yourself. Use the Rosary to make personal requests and to pray for the needs of others and the world, especially for healing. In that space of contemplation and prayer, as you offer your gratitude to God and the Blessed Virgin Mary for the events of the Gospel, you can receive the spiritual guidance you need. If you don’t know about the Rosary, this is your chance to discover its power and give it a try! The Rosary is one of the greatest legacies you can leave your children and a fantastic gift to share with your family and friends.

In praying the rosary, the true power found in this simple and beautiful prayer, is that it soaks the soul in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus – and therefore unites the soul to Him who has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, and also unites our hearts to Mary, in her most perfect love.

In praying the rosary, the true power found in this simple and beautiful prayer, is that it soaks the soul in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus – and therefore unites the soul to Him who has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, and also unites our hearts to Mary, in her most perfect love.

The Essence of the Rosary

The Essence of the Rosary is “to recall the mysteries of salvation in succession, while the subject of meditation is mingled and interlaced with the Angelic Salutation and prayer to God the Father.”

Many Catholics today miss a beautiful gift. This gift, so great in grace, is missed not because of lack of commitment, nor lack of faith, but because many do not know of the abundant graces it provides. This gift, so beautiful, has been the source of many conversions, miracles, graces, and other goodness. This most sublime gift, called a perfect prayer, given to us by the Most Holy Virgin Mary, is meant to help us grow closer to her, and therefore, by growing closer to her, we may grow closer to her most Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ. This gift is the Most Holy Rosary.

The word rosary comes from the Latin rosarius, which means “garland” or “bouquet of flowers.” It is an apt word for a bouquet of prayers offered to God. The word bead is an Old English term that originally meant “a prayer.”  

With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love.

Pope John Paul II

As you cling to the beads of your Rosary, envision it as a chain reaching from your hand all the way to heaven. Mary holds the other end and the Rosary serves as a bridge, a lifeline, between you and her. And she is there, on the other end of the Rosary, always. And so, pick up those beads often and know that she is always there, on the other end, loving you with the entirety of her Immaculate Heart.

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