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Hopefully you pray the Rosary daily in order to  grow in holiness and in one's prayer life.


"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).

"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 a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world" (Pope John XXIII).

"The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel" (Pope 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 and can also become a continuing echo thereof" (Pope 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"
(Sister Lucia, one of the seers 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."

"That is why, before doing anything else, priests should try to kindle a love of prayer in people's hearts and especially a love of my Angelic Psalter. If only they would all start saying it and would really persevere, God in his mercy could hardly refuse to give them his grace. So I want you to preach my Rosary."
(Our Lord Jesus to Saint Dominic)

15 Promises Made by the Blessed Virgin to St. Dominic and Blessed Alanus

1) To those who faithfully recite my Rosary, I promise my special protection and very great graces.
2) Those who persevere in recitating my Rosary shall receive signal graces.
3) The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell; it shall destroy vice, free from sin, and dispel heresy.
4) It shall make virtue and good works flourish, and shall obtain for souls abundant divine mercies; it will lift our       hearts to desire heavenly and eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means!
5) Those who trust themselves to me through reciting the Rosary, shall not perish.
6) Those who will recite my Rosary piously, devoutly considering its Mysteries, shall not be conquered by
     misfortune. God will not chastise the sinner who is converted; he shall grow in grace and become worthy of
     eternal life.
7) Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church, or without grace.
8) Those who faithfully recite my Rosary shall find during their life and at their death the light of God, the
     fullness of His grace, and shall share in the merits of the blessed in paradise.
9) I shall quickly deliver from purgatory those souls who have been devoted to reciting my Rosary.
10) The true children of my Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.
11) You shall obtain all you ask for for while reciting my Rosary.
12) I shall help all those who will propogate the Rosary.
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 my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
15) Devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.



Rosary Indulgences

A partial indulgence is gained, under the usual conditions, when praying a 5 decades  continuously

A plenary indulgence is gained, under the usual conditions, when it is prayed by a family group or publicly in a church or oratory. The decades' Mysteries must be announced, and the Mysteries meditated on.

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