The Rosary

The Rosary is a certain form of prayer where certain prayers are said while holding each bead on a set of Rosary Beads (see picture to the right). Beads have been commonly used when saying repetitive prayers throughout the centuries and are primarily used to keep track of what prayer is being said. There are certain prayers said on certain beads, and the prayers can be read from a book or easily memorized. Saying the Rosary is extremely easy and takes about 15 minutes or so to say, not much time to spend to receive help with the serious problems all of us face today! The Rosary consists of the following prayers: the Hail Mary, the Our Father, and the Glory Be, among a few other basic prayers. Below we offer Rosary Beads, all specifics on each prayer of the rosary, and how to say them etc, for those who are unfamiliar with the Rosary.

Why Should We Pray The Rosary?

Countless people, famous and unknown, have been praying the Rosary for centuries to obtain help with countless problems in life and the results that people have obtained by doing so have been astounding. We've seen people be cured from serious sicknesses, people have miraculously gotten off drugs, and many other astounding situations have been known to be completely solved through the Rosary!

We should pray the Rosary for many reasons. The first reason you may consider is the first class miracles associated with the Rosary throughout the centuries. The Rosary has repeatedly proven its great power to overcome every problem, small and large, personal, national and international. For example, the Rosary is associated with the Miracle at Fatima in 1917, witnessed by some 70,000 people. The Rosary is also associated with the winning of several popular battles throughout history as well as having saved a Church near where an atomic bomb was dropped in Japan during Word War II. The miracles associated with the Rosary throughout history are too numerous and too significant to ignore. Details on some of these miracles are listed below.

Another reason why so many people have turned to the Rosary throughout history is due to the fact that many of the holiest people in history have relied on the Rosary continuously for help and protection throughout their lives, and these people consistently recommended it openly to everyone during their lifetimes as well.

 

An example of some popular advocates of the Rosary are countless Saints. The daily recitation of the Rosary was the practice of St. Dominic, St. Louis King of France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Vianney, St. Anthony Mary Claret, St. Louis de Montfort, and others whose aim was to live a perfectly holy life. An example of how these Saints felt about the Rosary is reflected in this quote from St. Louis de Montfort:

"If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins you shall receive a never fading crown of glory."

In addition, at least 50 Popes throughout history have openly advocated the Rosary. Some examples:

"The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying." Pope Leo XIII

"The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors." Pope Pius XI

"Among all the devotions approved by the Church, none has been so favored by so many miracles as the Rosary devotion." Pope Pius IX

The Rosary is simply an extremely popular devotion for helping yourself and family and friends, and may even be used to help reduce or even overcome larger problems at the national and international levels as seen in the examples below.

 

Benefits of Saying The Rosary

With the world in the state it is in today, and with all of the problems our family and friends are facing today, the Rosary is the ideal way to help ourselves, family and friends, and is PROVEN to help us. The people that continue to have chronic, serious problems in their lives are people that are most likely not taking advantage of the benefits of prayer, and especially the Rosary. It costs us nothing to say the Rosary, only a few minutes of our day.

 

Example of Miracles Relating To The Rosary

  • Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, 1917 - The most well known miracle which is associated with the Rosary is the miracle related to the appearances of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal in 1917. Here three children claimed a lady appeared to them on multiple occasions, referring to herself as the "Lady of the Rosary", asking that they "pray the Rosary every day" and asking the three children to give other messages to the people of the world. Since people would most likely not believe the children regarding these appearances, the "Lady of the Rosary" promised to perform a public miracle as proof. At her final appearance to the children in October 1917, over 70,000 people gathered at the site of the appearances in expectation of the miracle the children mentioned she would perform. That afternoon, an unexplainable miracle of the sun was experienced by over 70,000 people. This was printed in Fatima newspapers the following day which gave credence to the message the Virgin Mary gave to the three children. These appearances are very well documented should anyone like to read the incredible interviews with the people who were there. Newspaper articles and accounts from some of the people there the day of the miracle (including skeptics!) can be seen here.
  • Russians Pullout of Austria, 1948 - After World War ll. the Allies turned over Catholic Austria to communist Russia. For three years the Austrian people endured this tyranny. Then, a Franciscan priest, Father Petrus, remembered how the Christians although greatly outnumbered had defeated the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto through the Rosary, and he launched a Rosary crusade. Through it 70,000 people, one tenth of the Austrian population, pledged to say the Rosary daily for the Soviets to leave their country. Austria was valuable to the Russians because of its strategic location, rich mineral deposits and oil reserves. Yet on May 13, 1955, the anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, the Russians signed the agreement to leave Austria, and they did so without one person being killed and without one shot being fired. It is the only time that the militant atheistic forces of Marxism have ever peacefully left a country in which they held power.Military strategists and historians are baffled as to why the Russians pulled out. But we are not - it was the power of the Rosary. This is just one of countless stories about the power of the Rosary!
  • Rosary Miracle at Hiroshima - August 6th, 1945 - There was a home eight blocks (about 1 kilometer) from where the A-Bomb went off in Hiroshima Japan. This home had a church attached to it which was completely destroyed, but the home survived, and so did the eight German Jesuit missionaries who prayed the rosary in that house faithfully every day. See Miracle of the Rosary at Hiroshima.
  • The Country That Saved Itself - Brazil 1962 - In 1962 there was a looming threat of communist takeover in Brazil. A woman there named Dona Amelia Bastos was known to have formed a Rosary rally among the Brazilian women there to do their part in opposing the looming threat. Their goal was simply to pray the Rosary in large groups asking the Virgin Mary for help in opposing the Communist takeover which the President of Brazil was leaning toward at the time. In Belo Horizonte 20,000 women reciting the rosary aloud broke up a Communist rally. In Sao Paulo, 600,000 women praying the rosary in one of the most moving demonstrations in Brazilian history, caused the President of Brazil to flee the country and not a single death was encountered, sparing the country from Communist takeover.
  • Battle of Lepanto, 1571 - Before a large scale attack by the Ottoman Turks on an army of Christians in 1571, where the Christians were outnumbered three to one, the Rosary was prayed by all of the Christian soldiers and the Turks were miraculously defeated in the battle. To this day this victory has been attributed to the praying of the Rosary.

 

Other Quotes Relating To The Rosary

  • "Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." Pope Pius IX
  • "When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.” St. Anthony Mary Claret
  • "I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary." Virgin Mary during one of her approved appearances
  • "Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries, shall never be conquered by misfortune. Virgin Mary during one of her approved appearances

 

Details About The Rosary & How You Can Try It

Just like standard prayer as discussed on our Prayer page, you can pray the Rosary for problems you are currently facing, or for problems a family member or friend are facing. You can say it in any quiet location such as at home or during a trip in the car.

If you would like to try the Rosary to help you, a family member, or a friend, we provide all information you will need on this website. Simply click the picture of the Rosary Beads below to proceed.

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If you are unsure about the power of the Rosary, or are skeptical that it can help you with the problems you are facing, you still have nothing to lose by trying it. Then you can compare the Rosary to other means you are using to help rid yourself, family and friends of your problems and judge for yourself on which is most effective.

 

 

 

Please note that if your doctor recommends you perform regular procedures or take medication regularly, the Rosary should not REPLACE your doctor's recommendations, but rather SUPPLEMENT those recommendations.