the Rosary? A few good reasons
For world peace
"Say the Rosary every day, to obtain peace for the
of Fatima, 1917
his encyclical Mense Maio ("In the Month of May"),
Pope Paul VI urged Christians to pray to Our Lady Queen
of Peace for world peace. He laid special emphasis on
the Rosary, "the prayer so dear to Our Lady and so highly recommended by the Supreme
for preserving the home
"There is no surer means of calling down God's blessings
upon the family...than the daily recitation of the Rosary."
"If families will but listen to my message and give Our
Lady ten minutes of their twenty-four hours by reciting
the daily Family Rosary, I assure them that their homes
will become, by God's grace, peaceful, prayerful places - little heavens, which God the Author of home
life has intended they should be!"
For courage in the hardships of life
"...a powerful means of renewing our courage will
undoubtedly be found in the Holy Rosary..."
As a ready and easy means of preserving the Faith
have elsewhere brought it to the attention of the
devout Christian that not least among the advantages of
the Rosary is the ready means it puts in his hands to nurture his faith, and to keep him from ignorance of
religion and the danger of error."
For healing the evils of our day
"We do not hesitate to affirm again publicly that We
put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the
healing of evils which affiict our times."
A means of Christian perfection
are sure that Our children and all
their brethren throughout the world will turn (the
Rosary) into a school for learning true perfection,
as, with a deep spirit of recollection, they contemplate the teachings that shine forth from the
Christ and of Mary Most Holy."
Pope John XXIII
For success in one's vocation in life
"I think that
I did not miss a single day in reciting it,
including the most terrible times of battle when I had
no rest night or day. How often did I see her manifest intercession in the decisions which
I made in
choosing a precise tactic. Take, then, the advice of
an old soldier seasoned by experience: Do not neglect the recitation of the Rosary for any
Marshal Foch, great military leader of WW.
As a powerful means of obtaining graces from God
all the devotions approved by the Church
none has been favored by so many miracles as the
devotion of the Most Holy Rosary."
Pope Pius IX
"Those who say it fervently and frequently
will gradually grow in grace and holiness and will enjoy the
special protection of Our Lady and the abiding
friendship of God.
"No one can live continually in sin and continue to say
the Rosary - either he will give up sin or he will give
up the Rosary."
Bishop Hugh Boyle