The Holy Rosary

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Saint Dominic receiving the Rosary from Our Lady

 

The Holy Rosary

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The word Rosary means "Crown of Roses". Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions and it is therefore the most important one. The Holy Rosary is considered a perfect prayer because within it lies the awesome story of our salvation. With the Rosary in fact we meditate the mysteries of joy, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. It's a simple prayer, humble so much like Mary. It's a prayer we can all say together with her, the Mother of God. With the Hail Mary we invite her to pray for us. Our Lady always grants our request. She joins her prayer to ours. Therefore it becomes ever more useful, because what Mary asks she always receives, Jesus can never say no to whatever His Mother asks for. In every apparition, the heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil, to bring us to true peace. With your prayer made together with Your heavenly Mother, you can obtain the great gift of bringing about a change of hearts and conversion. Each day, through prayer you can drive away from yourselves and from your homeland many dangers and many evils. It can seem a repetitive prayer but instead it is like two sweethearts who many times say to one another the words: "I love you". . .

 

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) How to Pray the Rosary

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) The Joyful Mysteries

As a rule, the Joyful Mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday;

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) The Glorious Mysteries

the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday and Sunday;

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the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday and Friday;

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and the Luminous Mysteries on Thursday.
During the Christmas Season the Joyful Mysteries are said on Sunday; and during the Lenten Season the Sorrowful Mysteries are said on Sunday.

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) The Rosary and Contemplative Prayer

angel_01.gif (2832 bytes) The Rosary and Apostolic Life

angel_02.gif (2330 bytes) From Commerce to Holiness