Category Archives: Rosary

The Spirit of the Rosary as St. Dominic Conceived It

To understand the Rosary better it is well to recall how St. Dominic conceived it under the inspiration of Our Lady at a time when southern France was ravaged by the Albigensian heresy – a heresy which denied the infinite … Continue reading

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The Holy Rosary

  The Rosary is the precious chain that links us to Mary. It keeps us united to her by the sweet repetition of the Hail Mary while we think about the heavenly Mother with Jesus in the fifteen scenes that make … Continue reading

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The Consolations which the Recitation of the Rosary Obtains for Us

“Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.” Pray for us, you whose prayers are always heard, who more than any other has shared in the sufferings of your Divine Son and while we offer to … Continue reading

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The 15 Promises

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 … Continue reading

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St. Dominic and the Rosary

Since the 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 principal devotion of the … Continue reading

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John Paul II and the New Luminous Mysteries

Following the predecessors, Pope Blessed John Paul II wrote and spoke much about Mary and the Rosary. On March 25,1987, he issued an Encyclical entitled Redemptoris Mater (“The Mother of the Redeemer”), dealing with the Blessed Virgin in the life … Continue reading

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The History of the Rosary

The origin of the Rosary is extremely obscure. According to the tradition of the Order of Preachers, accepted by a number of Popes since 1495, the Rosary was devised by St. Dominic himself, and used by him in his missionary … Continue reading

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