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The Secret Of The Rosary – How To Pray The Rosary – Part 2

 

Praying The Rosary

(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

 

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Forty-sixth Rose

Of all the ways of saying the Rosary, the most glorious to God, most salutary to our souls, and the most terrible to the devil is that of saying or chanting the Rosary publicly in two choirs.

 

 

God is very pleased to have people gathered together in prayer. All the angels and the blessed unite to praise him unceasingly. The just on earth, gathered together in various communities, pray in common, night and day. Our Lord expressly recommended this practice to his apostles and disciples, and promised that whenever there would be at least two or three gathered in his name he would be there in the midst of them (Matthew. 18:19).

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The Secret Of The Rosary – How To Pray The Rosary – Part 1

How To Pray The Rosary

How To Pray The Rosary

(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

 

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Forty-first Rose

It is not so much the length of a prayer as the fervour with which it is said which pleases God and touches his heart. A single Hail Mary said properly is worth more than a hundred and fifty said badly. Most Catholics say the Rosary, either the whole fifteen mysteries or five of them, or at least a few decades. Why is it then that so few of them give up their sins and make progress in virtue, if not because they are not saying them as they should.

 

It is a good thing to think over how we should pray if we want to please God and become more holy.

 

Firstly, to say the holy Rosary with advantage one must be in a state of grace or at least be fully determined to give up sin, for all our theology teaches us that good works and prayers are dead works if they are done in a state of mortal sin. Therefore, they can neither be pleasing to God nor help us to gain eternal life. As Scripture says, "Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner" (Sirach. 15:9).

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The Secret Of The Rosary – Forth Decade – Part 2

St Dominic

The surpassing merit of the holy Rosary as seen in the wonders God has worked through it

 

St Dominic

(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

 

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Thirty-fourth Rose

 

It is almost impossible to do credit sufficiently to the victories that Count Simon de Montfort won against the Albigensians under the patronage of Our Lady of the Rosary. They are so famous that the world has never seen anything to match them. One day he defeated ten thousand heretics with a force of five hundred men; on another occasion he overcame three thousand with only thirty men; finally, with eight hundred horsemen and one thousand infantrymen he completely routed the army of the King of Aragon, which was a hundred thousand strong, and this with the loss on his side of only one horseman and eight soldiers.

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The Secret Of The Rosary – Forth Decade – Part 1

Priest Praying Rosary

 

The surpassing merit of the holy Rosary as seen in the wonders God has worked through it

 

Priest Praying Rosary

(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

 

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Thirty-first Rose

 

The saintly Blanche of Castille, Queen of France, was deeply grieved because twelve years after her marriage she was still childless. When St. Dominic went to see her he advised her to say the Rosary every day to ask God for the grace of motherhood, and she faithfully carried out his advice. In the year 1213 she gave birth to her eldest child, who was called Philip. But when the child died in infancy, the Queen sought our Lady's help more than ever, and had a large number of rosaries given out to all members of the court and to people in several towns in the Kingdom, asking them to pray to God for a blessing which this time would be complete. This was granted to her, for in 1215 St. Louis was born, the prince who was to become the glory of France and the model of Christian kings.

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The Secret Of The Rosary – Third Decade – Part 2

Secrets of the Rosary

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The surpassing merit of the holy Rosary as a meditation on the life and passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

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Twenty-sixth Rose

Whatever you do, do not be like a certain pious but self-willed lady in Rome, so often referred to by speakers on the Rosary. She was so devout and fervent that she put to shame by her holy life even the strictest religious in the Church.

 

 

Having decided to ask St. Dominic's advice about her spiritual life, she made her confession to him. For penance he gave her one Rosary to say and advised her to say it every day. She excused herself, saying that she had her regular exercises,

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The Secret Of The Rosary – Third Decade – Part 1

Secret Of The Rosary

The surpassing merit of the holy Rosary as a meditation on the life and passion of our Lord Jesus Christ

Secret Of The Rosary

 

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Twenty-first Rose

The Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary

 

A mystery is a sacred thing which is difficult to understand. The works of our Lord Jesus Christ are all sacred and divine because he is God and man at one and the same time. The works of the Blessed Virgin are very holy because she is the most perfect and the most pure of God's creatures. The works of our Lord and of his blessed Mother can rightly be called mysteries because they are so full of wonders, of all kinds of perfections, and of deep and sublime truths, which the Holy Spirit reveals to the humble and simple souls who honour these mysteries.

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The Secret Of The Rosary – Second Decade – Part 2

Methods of Praying The Rosary

Praying The Rosary

(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

 

 

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Sixteenth Rose

Even though there is nothing so great as the majesty of God and nothing so low as man in so far as he is a sinner, Almighty God does not despise our poor prayers. On the contrary, he is pleased when we sing his praises.

 

 

And the Angel's greeting to our Lady is one of the most beautiful hymns which we could possibly sing to the glory of the Most High. "To you will I sing a new song" (Ps. 143:9). This new hymn, which David foretold would be sung at the coming of the Messiah, is none other than the Angelic Salutation.

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The Secret Of The Rosary – Second Decade – Part 1

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(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

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Eleventh Rose

 

The Creed or the Symbol of the Apostles, which is said on the crucifix of the rosary, is a holy summary of all the Christian truths. It is a prayer that has great merit, because faith is the root, foundation and beginning of all Christian virtues, of all eternal virtues, and of all prayers that are pleasing to God. "Anyone who comes to God must believe" (Heb. 11:6), and the greater his faith the more merit his prayer will have, the more powerful it will be, and the more it will glorify God.

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The Secret Of The Rosary – First Decade – Part 2

First Decade Of The Rosary

First Decade Of The Rosary

(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

 

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Sixth Rose

 

From the time Saint Dominic established the devotion to the holy Rosary up to the time when Blessed Alan de la Roche re-established it in 1460, it has always been called the Psalter of Jesus and Mary. This is because it has the same number of Hail Marys as there are psalms in the Book of the Psalms of David. Since simple and uneducated people are not able to say the Psalms of David, the Rosary is held to be just as fruitful for them as David's Psalter is for others.

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The Secret Of The Rosary – First Decade – Part 1

First Decade Of The Rosary

(St. Louis Marie de Montfort)

 

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First Rose

 

The Rosary is made up of two things: mental prayer and vocal prayer. In the Rosary mental prayer is none other than meditation of the chief mysteries of the life, death and glory of Jesus Christ and of his blessed Mother. Vocal prayer consists in saying fifteen decades of the Hail Mary, each decade headed by an Our Father, while at the same time meditating on and contemplating the fifteen principal virtues which Jesus and Mary practised in the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary.

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