The Church of 
St. Bartholomew
A Catholic Community
In the Archdiocese of
New York

                                                                           Liturgy Commission
                                                                             Daily Rosary Group

The Holy Rosary is one of the most precious prayers we have as Catholics. It is also one of the most recognizable Catholic devotions. Better still it is one of the most powerful weapons in our arsenal for spiritual warfare and one of the greatest aids in our pursuit of a fruitful spiritual life. It’s sad that many Catholics lose sight of these facts. Thus we’re also losing the tradition of saying the rosary as often as possible. Many have even forgotten how to say the rosary, to devil’s delight since he knows the potent and efficacious effects of the prayer.

Here are 15 reasons to say the rosary daily or at least as often as you can. These are not just mere reasons but promises from Our Blessed Mother to all who would recite the prayer daily. These aren’t insignificant promises, but rather enormously helpful graces provided to those who are trying to live a good and faithful Catholic life:

  1. To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces.
  2. Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive signal graces.
  3. The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against Hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin, and dispel heresy.
  4. The Rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
  5. Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.
  6. Whoever recites my Rosary devoutly, reflecting on the mysteries, shall never be overwhelmed by misfortune. He will not experience the anger of God nor will he perish by an unprovided death. The sinner will be converted; the just will persevere in grace and merit eternal life.
  7. Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
  8. Those who are faithful to recite my Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces and will share in the merits of the blessed.
  9. I will deliver promptly from Purgatory souls devoted to my Rosary.
  10. True children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in Heaven.
  11. What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.
  12. To those who propagate my Rosary I promise aid in all their necessities.
  13. I have obtained from my Son that all the members of the Rosary Confraternity shall have as their intercessors, in life and in death, the entire celestial court.
  14. Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
  15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.

Other Reasons To Say the Rosary Daily

  • Prayed with the family, it will create stability and peace in the home.
  • Helps us to know Our Blessed Mother better.
  • Helps us to get to know Jesus better because Mary’s goal is to bring us closer to Her Son. By meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary we are simply reflecting on various aspects Jesus’ life, viewed through the eyes of His Mother.
  • There’s power in the Rosary because it came to us from Mary. Thousands of miracles have been associated with praying the Rosary.
  • We can help to pray for the world and the many countries under serious problems. At Fatima, Our Lady asked for prayers to prevent the Second World War and for the conversion of Russia.
  • We can pray for the many souls that are lost to fiery abyss of Hell because no one is praying for them.
  • The Rosary has a special power against evil. Satan hates Mary with all his might. Demons fear the Rosary. Blessed Pope Pius IX once said, “Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”
  • Helps us to ward off temptations
  • Our Lady of Fatima asks us to “Pray the Rosary daily.”

See the link below on how to pray the Rosary

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

"Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world" (Our Lady of Fátima).

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

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

"No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary" (Bishop Hugh Doyle).

"The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world" (Pope John XXIII).

"The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel" (Pope Paul VI quoting Pope Pius XII).

"Meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary . . . can be an excellent preparation for the celebration of those same mysteries in the liturgical actions [i.e. the Mass] and can also become a continuing echo thereof" (Pope Paul VI).

"My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at Fátima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God" (Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fátima).

"How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening" (Pope John Paul II).

Pope John Paul II has called the Rosary his "favorite prayer," after the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours.

St. Louis de Montfort warns us against both the ignorant and scholars who regard the Rosary as something of little importance..."the Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God."

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