September 25, 2015

The Power of the Rosary

The Blessed Virgin Mary presenting the Rosary
to St. Dominic: The Vision of Saint Dominic,
Bernardo Cavallino, 1640 

According to pious tradition, the Rosary was given to Saint Dominic in an apparition of the Virgin Mary in the year 1214. In the 15th century, it was promoted by Alanus de Rupe (St. Alan of the Rock), a Dominican priest and theologian, who established the "fifteen rosary promises" and started many rosary confraternities.

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

Pray the Rosary daily to grow in holiness. The following quotations illustrate the Rosary's power and abundant blessings:
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 
Recite your rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence and with perseverance.
— St. Louis de Montfort 
Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God.
— St. Louis de Montfort

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

— St. Louis de Montfort
One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.
— St. Dominic  
The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.
— St. Francis de Sales
Hold on tightly to the Rosary. Be very grateful to the Madonna because it was she who gave us Jesus.
— St. Padre Pio
The rosary is my weapon.
— St. Padre Pio 
The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin 
— Pope Pius XI 
The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world.
— St. John XXIII
The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life.
— Pope Leo XIII
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.
— St. Pius X
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
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 Pius IX 
Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world.
— Our Lady of Fátima
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 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 the compendium of the entire Gospel.
 — Pope Pius XII  
The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world.
 — St. John Paul II
How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening.
— St. John Paul II
The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results.
— St. Josemaria Escriva
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

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