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Growth in Understanding the Faith

Thanks to the assistance of the Holy Spirit, the understanding of both the realities and the words of the heritage of faith is able to grow in the life of the Church: “through the contemplation and study of believers who ponder … Continue reading

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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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FOR THE INDICTION OF THE YEAR OF FAITH 4

4. In the light of all this, I have decided to announce a Year of Faith. It will begin on 11 October 2012, the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, and it will end on the … 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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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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