“The Rosary is my favorite prayer. Such a wonderful prayer! Wonderful in its simplicity and in its depth. In this prayer we repeat, again and again, the words that the Virgin Mary heard from the Archangel and from her cousin Elizabeth. The Church in its entirety associates itself with these words. On the background of these words of the Ave Maria, the soul visualizes the main events in the life of Jesus Christ. A prayer so simple and so rich. From the depths of my heart, I exhort all to recite it.”
_Pope John Paul II
“Even if you are in the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if — and mark well what I say — if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.”
—Saint Louis de Montfort
“The Rosary is the weapon for these times.”
_Saint Padre PioDuring the 1600’s Century the Ottoman Empire was attacking Venice at the Battle of Lepanto. The Ottoman empire was intent on destroying Christianity forever. Hopelessly outnumbered, the Pope begged everyone to pray the Rosary, and they did. Miraculously the Ottoman Empire was defeated and Mary was given the title Our Lady of Victory.
When we pray the Rosary we are offering Mary a bouquet of roses…and this isn’t just a metaphor! A couple of different times people have witnessed real roses falling from the months of saints as they recite the Rosary.
Blessed Bartolo Lango was a Satantic priest who was converted, and became a powerful saint, through the power of the Rosary. Seriously. Read his story. It will BLOW YOUR MIND.
When Mary appeared in Fatima she spoke of only two things that could bring an end to the War (WWI): saying the Rosary and offering up suffering.
Mary appeared to St. Dominic and gave him the Rosary. It is a gift from heaven!
St. Therese described the Rosary as a long chain that linked heaven and earth. When we pray we hold one end and Mary holds the other.
St. Padre Pio described the Rosary as our greatest weapon!
Religious orders wear long rosaries hanging down their side from their belts. Why? Because it is a weapon! This is the way that knights once carried their swords. And the rosary is so much more powerful than a sword.
Ted Bundy (serial killer) was blown backward when he attempted to harm a girl that had fallen asleep while praying the Rosary.
Check out this remarkable timeline:
May 13, 1917 Mary appears in Fatima for the first time.
May 13, 1981 a man attempts to kill Pope JohnPaul II. He is wounded, but miraculously survives.
May 13, 1982 Pope JohnPaul II visits Fatima and offers Our Lady of the Rosary the bullet that hit him, thanking her for saving his life.
According to Pope JohnPaul II, “How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening.”