This is Part 2 of our series called “The Holy Rosary is Not An Optional Devotion”. Part 2 focuses on quotes about the power of the Rosary.
Part I can be found here.
In Part I, we looked at some pretty important Marian apparitions/interventions that centered around the rosary: 1) the Lepanto victory; 2) Our Lady of Fatima.
In Part II, we take a look at what the Saints and other faithful has to say about the Rosary.
The Power of the Rosary: Priest Captured By Isis
A Syrian-Catholic priest, captured by ISIS for 84 days and then later released, stated that praying the rosary was a great help in his captivity:
“Mary, Our Lady, was always present and she helped keep me going from the first moment. Every time I prayed the Rosary, I felt an extraordinary peace in my heart. I cannot explain it.”
This priest apparently discovered through a real-life crisis, that through the Rosary, we have recourse to our Lady who intercedes for us with her Son.
The Power of the Rosary: Saint Quotes
The Rosary is powerful indeed. Still skeptical? Most of the Catholic Saints had a devotion to our Lady and the Rosary. Here are some quotes from the Saints.
One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.Saint Dominic
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. For even if you are now on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil…sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul. If you say the Rosary devoutly every day of your life.~St. Louis de Montfort – The Secret of the Rosary
Pray very much the prayers of the rosary. I alone am able to save you from the calamities.~Mary in Akita, Japan
The Rosary is the most beautiful and richest of all prayers to the Mediatrix of all grace; it is the prayer that touches most the heart of the Mother of God. Say it each day. Pope St. Pius X
Pray and let the Rosary always be in your hands as a sign to Satan that you belong to me.” ~ Our Lady to St. Simon Stock
There are so many Saint quotes on the Rosary, it would be impossible to list them all here.
Still not convinced? Here are 15 promises made by our Lady to those who recite the Rosary.
The Power of the Rosary: 15 Promises to Those Who Recite the Rosary
Let’s be clear. The rosary is not a talisman. The Rosary will not save you if you are not in a a state of Grace. Also, a Catholic is not obliged to believe these promises, but there are good reasons to do so.
If you make it a habit to pray the rosary every day, you have one moment in the day, when you get to focus on Christ’s sacrifice for us as well as Mary’s Intercession. There is a saying that says, “what you focus on expands.” Therefore, for the rest of the day or evening, you are more likely to strive to live according to God’s will. If you do this for years, no doubt, you will find that the promises below have come to pass.
The 15 Promises
Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.
I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.
It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the heart 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.
The soul which recommend itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.
Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.
You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
All those who propagate the holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
All who recite the Rosary are my son, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ.
Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
If you weren’t excited before about praying the Rosary, I hope you are now! No, the rosary is not “just another devotion”. Do you currently pray the Rosary?
If you’re not sure how to recite the Rosary, check out this Rosary Prayer guide.
2020 Update: The Power of the Rosary: Beautiful, Sacramental Marriage
As some of you know, my hubby and I married in 2017. Before we married we had resolved with God’s help to pray the rosary every day.
We’ve gotten into the habit of daily rosary walks, when weather permits or we pray it last thing before bed.
Let me tell you something: you can’t go to bed angry when you’ve just prayed the rosary. Even if you start praying the rosary with gritted teeth, eventually you relax and our Lady erases all the tension – trust me on this.
If you do not yet pray a family rosary, there is no time better than now. No matter what problems you are facing in your marriage, pray the rosary. If he or she doesn’t want to pray it with you, pray it on your own.
Our marriage has flourished and I’m convinced the rosary is a big reason why.
May our Lady smile upon you.