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“I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May.”

– Pope Francis 

As an aid to the prayerful recitation of the holy Rosary throughout the month of May – and preferably well beyond then – I have included below some of the articles I have written previously on the Rosary. I hope you might find them useful.

Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.

A Scriptural Rosary

A Scriptural Rosary

“.. a Gospel prayer ..” - Pope St Paul VI, ‘Marialis Cultus’ The Rosary is a deeply Scriptural prayer and it has been referred to as ‘theologically rich in Biblical content’ (Pope St John Paul II) – indeed, it is the Gospel in bead form. The prayers of the Rosary come...

Mysteries of Light

Mysteries of Light

"This addition of these new mysteries.. is meant to give it fresh life and to enkindle renewed interest in the Rosary's place within Christian spirituality as a true doorway to the depths of the Heart of Christ" - Pope St John Paul IIWriting his Apostolic Letter on...

Papal Rosary Prayers

Papal Rosary Prayers

"I want to encourage everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary at home in the month of May." - Pope Francis  Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the faithful for the month of May 2020   Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a...

Meditations on Mary

Meditations on Mary

"I myself have often encouraged the frequent recitation of the Rosary. From my youthful years, this prayer has held an important place in my spiritual life.. The Rosary has accompanied me in moments of joy and in moments of difficulty. To it, I have entrusted any...

Model of the Church

Model of the Church

"Mary's role in the Church is inseparable from Her union with Christ and flows directly from it.. After Her Son's Ascension, Mary 'aided the beginnings of the Church by Her prayers'. In Her association with the Apostles and several women, 'we also see Mary by Her...

Treasure of the Heart

Treasure of the Heart

"His Mother treasured all these things, pondering them in Her Heart." (Luke 2:19)In Saint Matthew's Gospel, the Lord tells us clearly - "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.. but store up treasures in Heaven.." (cf.Mt.6:19-20). Our treasures, then,...

Entrusting It All To Mary

Entrusting It All To Mary

"In times of darkness, holding the Rosary is like holding your Blessed Mother’s hand. Pray the Rosary every day. Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary. She will take care of you.. love Our Lady and make Her loved; always recite the Rosary and recite it as often as...

The Daily Rosary

The Daily Rosary

"But the most important reason for strongly encouraging the practice of the Rosary is that it represents a most effective means of fostering among the faithful that commitment to the contemplation of the Christian mystery .. it is more urgent than ever that our...

In Prayer With Mary

In Prayer With Mary

"The Rosary of the Virgin Mary.. is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium. Simple yet profound, it still remains, at the dawn of this third millennium, a prayer of great significance, destined to bring forth a harvest of holiness. It...

A Eucharistic Rosary

A Eucharistic Rosary

"The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer. In the sobriety of its elements, it has all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety, of which it can be said to be a compendium." -  'Rosarium Virginis Mariae', St John Paul...

The Power Of This Prayer

The Power Of This Prayer

"The Church has always attributed particular efficacy to this prayer, entrusting to the Rosary, to it's choral recitation and to it's constant practice, the most difficult problems. At times when Christianity itself seemed under threat, it's deliverance was attributed...

A Beautiful Monotony

A Beautiful Monotony

Anyone who has ever been in love will have experienced that moment when the heart feels the urge to say ‘I love you’ over and over again. In many senses, it is exactly the same with the Rosary.

Walk With Mary

Walk With Mary

Ever faithful to Her task, the Blessed Virgin offers us ways of vanquishing the three great enemies which pursue us in life – greatest amongst Her Sacramentals is the holy Rosary.

A Lenten Rosary

A Lenten Rosary

Praying a daily Rosary is an excellent way of coming to know and serve the Lord better, following the example of His Mother. Lent is the perfect time to begin this practice.

The Secret Of The Rosary

The Secret Of The Rosary

"Say the Rosary often with faith, humility, confidence and perseverance." - St Louis Marie de Montfort “A prayer so easy and yet so rich..” – Pope St John Paul IIAlthough it may be the most popular of all Catholic devotions and even the one most associated with being...

Men And The Rosary

Men And The Rosary

"Get a Rosary, have it blessed by a Catholic Priest, carry it with you always and - above all - pray the Rosary, every single day."In January of this year, I wrote about The Rosary Revival and in that post, I said this – “In ‘Marialis Cultus’, Pope Paul gives a hint...

The Rosary Revival

The Rosary Revival

"A prayer so easy and yet so rich.." - Pope St John Paul II At the present time, it seems there is something of a resurgence in the praying of the holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There are new books on the subject, renewed calls to it's prayerful recitation,...

Learning Christ From Mary

Learning Christ From Mary

"They will have the two-edged sword of the Word of God in their mouths and the bloodstained standard of the Cross on their shoulders. They will carry the Crucifix in their right hand and the Rosary in their left, and the holy Names of Jesus and Mary on their heart." -...

Merciful Reparation – the five first Saturdays

Merciful Reparation – the five first Saturdays

"Have pity on the Heart of your Most Holy Mother, covered with the thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to remove them with an act of reparation." - Our Lord to Sister Lucia The theme of reparation as a means of obtaining...

The Gift Of The Rosary

The Gift Of The Rosary

Thank You, heavenly Mother, for the precious gift of Your most holy Rosary. You know, dear Mother, that these beads are always in my pocket. From my earliest days, there they have been, a constant reminder of You, a tangible sign of Your motherly protection and love;...

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