Restoring the faithful remnant
through devotion to the Holy Rosary
to resurrect true culture.
The mind is infinitely variable in its language, but the heart is not. The heart of a man, in the face of the woman he loves, is too poor to translate the infinity of his affection into a different word. So the heart takes one expression, ‘I love you,’ and in saying it over and over again, it never repeats. That is what we do when we say the rosary - we are saying to God, the Trinity, to the Incarnate Savior, to the Blessed Mother: ‘I love you, I love you, I love you.
As the magnifying glass catches and unites the scattered rays of the sun, so the rosary brings together the otherwise dissipated thoughts of life in the sickroom into the white and burning heat of Divine Love.
All the idle moments of one’s life can be sanctified, thanks to the rosary. As we walk the streets, we pray with the rosary hidden in our hand or in our pocket; as we are driving an automobile, the little knobs under most steering wheels can serve as counters for the decades. While waiting to be served at a lunchroom, or waiting for a train, or in a store, or while playing dummy at bridge, or when conversation or a lecture lags - all these moments can be sanctified and made to serve inner peace, thanks to a prayer that enables one to pray at all times and under all circumstances.
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.
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, where eyes close upon the shadow of this world and open on the substance of the next.
Because of the daily family rosary, my home was for me a cradle, a school, a university, a library, and most of all, a little church.
Individuals, whatever their spiritual status may be, will undoubtedly find in the fervent recitation of the Holy Rosary, an invitation to regulate their lives in conformity with Christian principles. They will, in truth, find in the Rosary a spring of the most abundant graces to help them in fulfilling faithfully their duties in life.
The Holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results.
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.
Behold, if we desire to rise even to Mary's knowledge and loving of Jesus, we must whisper 'Hail Mary,' and repeating it, meditate upon these mysteries in union with her.
The Rosary is so easy to understand that children, and also simple persons who do not know how to read, can use the Rosary as a means of prayer.
Can a pagan recite the Rosary? And why not? Indeed, in that case, he may delve more easily into the truth of our faith. By praying, he may obtain the grace to know the truth in religious matters and the strength to accept such religion much more easily. He will acknowledge it as true, regardless of setbacks or judgments from others who are still unfamiliar with matters of faith.
In addition to the Lord's Prayer and the Angelic Salutation the essence of the Rosary is contemplating the mysteries of the life of Christ the Lord and the most holy Mother of God.
The Rosary is the strongest impulse of the human heart, and those who get hooked on it will improve their habits.
I found that another powerful means for doing good was giving away rosaries and teaching people how to use them.
As you know, dear sons, it is a celebrated fact that the rosary was entrusted by the Holy Mother of God to Saint Dominic as a singular help when he battled against monstrous errors.
The Most Holy Rosary is the most powerful, easy, and gentle means for dispelling ignorance and for removing errors and heresies.
We should meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary, applying them to the circumstances of our own lives.
Have courage, my dear children! I exhort you to fight against the persecution of the Church and against anarchy, not with the sword, but with the Rosary.
As Saint Dominic employed the Rosary as a sword to destroy the monstrous heresy of the Albigenses, so likewise in our time the faithful, in using the same weapon - that is to say, the daily recitation of the Rosary - will obtain that, by the all-powerful protection of the Mother of God, the many errors infecting the world will be uprooted and destroyed.
I could conquer the world if I had an army to say the Rosary.
It must not be thought that the Rosary is only for women and for simple and ignorant people; it is also for men and for the greatest of men.
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. This is why even the material rosary itself is such a terrible thing for the devil, and why the saints have used it to enchain devils and to chase them out of the bodies of people who were possessed.
Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.
I promise you that if you practice this devotion and help to spread it you will learn more from the Rosary than from any spiritual book.
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. It is very easy to break a single stick, but if you join it to others to make a bundle it cannot be broken.
Go get my weapon.
If evils increase, the devotion of the People of God should also increase. And so…pray ardently to our most merciful mother Mary by saying the rosary…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.
At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, its deliverance was attributed to the power of the rosary, and Our Lady of the Rosary was acclaimed as the one whose intercession brought salvation.
Concentration is impossible when the mind is troubled; thoughts run helter-skelter; a thousand and one images flood across the mind; distracted and wayward, the spiritual seems a long way off. The rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls, precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of the three powers; the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual, and in that order.
When combined with the pure contemplative prayer of the rosary meditations, the Hail Mary becomes the most powerful weapon ever placed in the hands of man - a weapon which, through God and his most blessed Mother, will someday change the face of the earth.
Today, as in other times, the Rosary must be a powerful weapon to enable us to win in our interior struggle, and to help all souls.
The Rosary is a weapon in our hands with which we can overcome the devils attacks.
The Holy Rosary is comprised of many holy elements; no one doubts that this devotion is very pleasing to God and the holy Virgin. The devotion of the most Holy Rosary is powerful enough to transmit all graces and, as we are aware from experience, it has proven to be a remedy during times of war, plagues, hunger and other calamities; in addition, those who have been troubled in body or soul, if the had recourse to the Rosary, always received consolation.
"Since the Holy Rosary is composed, principally and in substance, of the prayer of Christ and the Angelic Salutation, that is, the Our Father and the Hail Mary, it was without doubt the first prayer and the first devotion of the faithful and has been in use all through the centuries, from the time of the apostles and disciples down to the present."
"I beg of you to beware of thinking of the Rosary as something of little importance - as do ignorant people and even several great but proud scholars. Far from being insignificant, the Rosary is a priceless treasure which is inspired by God."
"Almighty God has given the Rosary to you because he wants you to use it as a means to convert the most hardened sinners and the most obstinate heretics. He has attached to it grace in this life and glory in the next."
"I want people who have a devotion to my Rosary to have my Son's grace and blessing during their lifetime and at their death, and after their death I want them to be freed from all slavery so that they will be like kings wearing crowns and with scepters in their hands and enjoying eternal glory."
"You and all those who love Our Lady ought to [preach the Holy Rosary] so that, by means of this holy practice of the rosary, you may draw all people to the real science of the virtues."
"It must not be thought that the Rosary is only for women and for simple and ignorant people; it is also for men and for the greatest of men."
"The Rosary is one of the greatest secrets to have come down from heaven."
"Wonder not that until now you, Saint Dominic, have obtained so little fruit by your labors; you have spent them on a barren soil, not yet watered with the dew of divine grace. When God willed to renew the face of the earth, he began by sending down on it the fertilizing rain of the Angelic Salutation. Therefore, preach my Psalter."