This is Part 2 of our series called “The Holy Rosary is Not An Optional Devotion”. Part I can be found here.
A Syrian-Catholic priest, captured by ISIS for 84 days and then later released, stated:
There are two things that helped me during my captivity. First, praying the Rosary. 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.
One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.
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
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
Still not convinced? No need to believe me. Here are 15 promises made by our Lady to those who recite the Rosary.
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.
May our Lady smile upon you.
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