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Throughout history, Mary has repeatedly visited her children, asking them to draw closer to Our Lord through her rosary.  Our salutation, "Hail Mary, full of grace," echoes the greeting made by the Angel Gabriel, who conveyed God's pleasure with her as his daughter.  Mary holds the highest and most honored place above all created beings.  She intercedes with God the Father and Jesus Christ, her Son with a familiarity possessed by no one else.  When we ask for her love, guidance and protection, "Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death," we voice our need for her love, strength and the confidence that her intercessory prayers for our spiritual welfare will always be heard.

If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.
        Blessed Alan de la Roche (1)

The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary. (2)
        St. Frances de Sales

When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer. (3)
        St. Louis de Montfort

The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessing. (4)
        Blessed Alan de la Roche

One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world. (5)
        St. Dominic

The Rosary is my favorite prayer.  A marvelous prayer!  Marvelous in its simplicity and in its depth . . .the simple prayer of the Rosary beats the rhythm of human life. (6)
        St. John Paul II, pope

Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray.  This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood. (7)
        St. Louis de Montfort


Humility is to the various virtues what the chain is in a rosary.  Take away the chain, and the beads are scattered; remove humility and all virtues vanish. (8)
        St. John Vianney

The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon.  Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results. (9)
        St. Josemaria Escriva

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. (10)
        St. Josemaria Escriva

Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world. (11)
        St. Pius IX, pope

The rosary is a means given by the Virgin to contemplate Jesus and, in meditating on his life, to love him and follow him ever more faithfully. (12)
        Benedict XVI, pope

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. (13)
        St. Josemaria Escriva

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. (14)
        Pius XI, pope

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 grasped by the heart of her who was closer to the Lord than all others. (15)
        Paul VI, pope

The merciful office of Mary appears perhaps in no other form of prayer as manifestly as it does in the Rosary.  For in the Rosary the part that Mary took as our Co-Redemptrix is set before us. (16)
        Leo XIII, pope

The Church is in the habit of greeting the Virgin as Mother of Grace and Mother of Mercy, and so she has always shown herself, especially when we have recourse to her by means of the Holy Rosary. (17)
        Benedict XV, pope

Our Rosaries acquire yet another title of joy and acceptance in Mary's eyes.  For every time we look once more with devotion and remembrance upon these mysteries we give her a sign of the gratitude of our hearts, we prove to her that we cannot often enough call to mind the blessings of her unwearied charity in the work of our salvation. (18)
        Leo III, pope

If we thus again and again greet Mary, it is precisely that our failing and defective prayers may be strengthened with the necessary confidence; confidence which rises in us thinking that Mary, more than praying for us, prays to God in our name.  Nor can our prayers fail to ascend to him as a sweet savor when commended by the prayers of the Virgin. (19)
        Leo XIII, pope

Perseverance in the daily recital of the rosary is a great assurance of salvation, (20)
        Blessed Alan de la Roch

The Blessed Virgin is better pleased with five decades of the Rosary said slowly and devoutly than with fifteen said in a hurry and with little devotion. (21)
        St. Eulalia

When we say the Holy Rosary, which is a wonderful devotion which I will never tire of recommending to Christians everywhere, our minds and hearts go over the mysteries of Mary's admirable life which are, at the same time, the fundamental mysteries of our faith. (22)
       
St. Josemaría Escrivá

Our Lady invites us daily to rediscover the beauty of the rosary, so simple and so profound. (23)
        Benedict XVI, pope

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. (24)
        St. Pius X, pope

There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.  (25)
        Sister Lucia (Fatima)

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 essential.  Prayer shakes the heart of God, it obtains necessary graces! (26)
        St. Padre Pio

 

 

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