Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition

The Month of the Holy Rosary is upon us!

In 1481, Our Lady appeared to Venerable Dominic, the Carthusian … and said to him: “Whenever one of the faithful who is in a state of grace says the Rosary while meditating on the mysteries of the life and passion of Jesus Christ, he obtains full and entire remission of all his sins.”

Our Lady also said to Blessed Alan [de la Roche]: “I want you to know that although there are numerous indulgences already attached to the recitation of my Rosary, I shall add many more to every fifty Hail Marys (each group of five decades) for those who say them devoutly, on their knees – being, of course, free from mortal sin.  And whosoever shall persevere in the devotion of the Holy Rosary, saying these prayers and meditations, shall be rewarded for it; I shall obtain for him full remission of the penalty and of the guilt of all his sins at the end of his life.”

The Secret of the Rosary, St. Louis Marie Grignone de Monfort, Ch. 28, Twenty-eighth Rose, pages 78 and 79.