♦Meditations and Reflections on:

October Month specially dedicated to the Holy Rosary


A few good reasons why to pray the Rosary


A prayer for all and in all situations of life

“The Rosary has accompanied me in moments of joy and in moments of difficulty. To it I have entrusted any number of concerns; in it I have always found comfort. “The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and its depth,” “our heart can embrace in the decades of the Rosary all the events that make up the lives of individuals, families, nations, the Church, and all mankind. Our personal concerns and those of our neighbor, especially those who are closest to us, who are dearest to us. Thus the simple prayer of the Rosary marks the rhythm of human life”. (ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE) -Pope John Paul II.


For world peace

"Say the Rosary every day, to obtain peace for the world." —Our Lady of Fatima, 1917. In his encyclical Mense Maio ("In the Month of May"), Pope Paul VI urged Christians to pray to Our Lady Queen of Peace for world peace. He laid special emphasis on the Rosary, "the prayer so dear to Our Lady and so highly recommended by the Supreme Pontiffs."


As a powerful means of obtaining graces from God

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


For healing the evils of our day

"We do not hesitate to affirm again publicly that We put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils which afflict our times."-Pope Pius XII


A means of Christian perfection

". . . Therefore we are sure that Our children and all their brethren throughout the world will turn (the Rosary) into a school for learning true perfection, as, with a deep spirit of recollection, they contemplate the teachings that shine forth from the life of Christ and of Mary Most Holy."-Pope John XXIII


A means for preserving the home

"There is no surer means of calling down God's blessings upon the family.. . than the daily recitation of the Rosary."-Pope Pius XII.


For courage in the hardships of life

"...a powerful means of renewing our courage will undoubtedly be found in the Holy Rosary . . .   -Pope Leo XIII.


"If families will but listen to my message and give Our Lady ten minutes of their twenty-four hours by reciting the daily Family Rosary, I assure them that their homes will become, by God's grace, peaceful, prayerful places—little heavens, which God the Author of home life has in-tended they should be!" Father Peyton.


As a ready and easy means of preserving the Faith

...We have elsewhere brought it to the attention of the devout Christian that not least among the advantages of the Rosary is the ready means it puts in his hands to nurture his faith, and to keep him from ignorance of his religion and the danger of error." -Pope Leo XIII.


For success in one's vocation in life

"I think that I did not miss a single day in reciting it, including the most terrible times of battle when I had no rest night or day. How often did I see her manifest intercession in the decisions which I made in choosing a precise tactic? Take, then, the advice of an old soldier seasoned by experience: Do not neglect the recitation of the Rosary for any reason." -Marshal Foch, great military leader of WW. I




Text © Mother Teresa Center of the Missionaries of Charity




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