For Further Study
Saint Louis de Montfort, “The Secret Of The Rosary.”
The Handbook of Indulgences Norms and Grants =
“A plenary indulgence is granted when the rosary is recited in a church or oratory or when it is recited in a family, a religious community, or a pious association. A partial indulgence is granted for its recitation in all other circumstances.”
There be a whole bunch of quotes & PROMISES about the Rosary given by >The Saints. According to my booklet, Saint Mary promised Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan,
#3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armour against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
#7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall >not die without the sacraments of the Church.
For the very good Catholics who die to self & pray for the salvation of other people = #11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
My booklet has an imprimatur under the 15 promises of the Rosary (One for a Priest to explain). Saint Mary also said to Saint Dominic, “One Day through the Rosary and Scapular I will save the World.” At >Fatima, Saint Mary said, “I am the Lady of the Rosary.”
Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, “The Rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the Heart of Jesus, Our Redeemer, who so loves His Mother.” Saint Padre Pio: “The rosary is THE WEAPON.” Blessed Pope John Paul II: “Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain linking us to God.”
The Rosary as a >personal devotion is a real good prayer. A real good daily prayer, especially if you want to get into Heaven & take your family with you! +The Rosary will help build the Church & help “Save the World.”
So right away I called him. He had the Flu real bad. He talked hoarse and heavy. I told him his angel had his voice mumble to me. He believed. I told him to say his prayers I do not want to lose him. He had an appointment to the doctor.
That night I was praying intentions for him. I was also in the Spirit very heavy like busting.
That night he took two conflicting medicines by accident in the morning he was rushed to the doctor. He is alright now. Thank you Lord Jesus! Amen!!
John 14:1-2 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Jesus warned about it before hand so I could pray it through with Jesus and The Heavenly Host.
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging."
YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN!! LOL!!! AMEN!!
God is Good!
Praise Jesus and Hail Mary!! Heavenly Host Pray for us!
O.k., at risk, I’ll way in here. Yea, I’ve heard the complaint about the rosary being repititious. Deal is however that I strongly suspect most people don’t know how to pray the rosary. Praying the rosary is a lot more involved than simply saying the prayers of the beads themselves. To pray the rosary properly, the prayers are said, or recited, while, at the same time the person praying the rosary is supposed to meditate on the mystery of the decade of the rosary being prayed. So, for example, see: http://www.catholic.org/clife/prayers/mystery.php
Then click on the first mystery, the Annunciation: you’ll find written there: “My children, be always open to seek the will of God in your life no matter what it is. Never be afraid of God’s will. God’s will always does contain suffering but God’s will also brings peace. God’s will contains Joy. Pray to the Heavenly Father: pray that He will give you the grace through my prayers to accept His will in all things. Place yourself at God’s disposal and He will do great things for you and with you.” So, we are to pray the decade while meditating on the meaning of the Annunciation to Mary, to Jesus, to all of us.
Now, the problem with all of this, other than the fact that most don’t realize what we’re supposed to do while saying the rosary is that its extremely difficult to recite the prayers while at the same time, (with your “one” mind”)actively meditating on the meaning of the mystery. But it is that very difficulty which makes the Rosary more than just a string of repitituous prayers and makes it an “active mental voice” meditation. The power of the event is in the meditation itself. In the trying and mastery of the acts of “meditating on one thing while simultaneously reciting prayers” one finds themselves moving ever more closely and more deeply to the Presence of the Living Word.
I don’t have the time or the vocabulary to describe the “effect” of the effort.........uh, I guess its more like one of those, “you had to be there” moments to actually get what I’m trying to describe.
Try it, You’ll Like It! Oh, and after you do that a couple of times, it suddenly dawns on you the why of the beads! (your brain can’t pray one thing, meditate on another and COUNT, at the same time-——we do have limits)!