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Everyday Rosary Newsletter -- Ready for Advent?
November 01, 2009

Everyday Rosary Newsletter Vol.1, Issue #01 -- Ready For Advent? website. In each issue you will find Rosary inspirations, new meditations, feature articles and ideas that support your prayer life, a calendar of upcoming Rosary Feast Days, and how to incorporate your faith in other holidays. Plus stories on how the Rosary has affected the lives of others and what people are doing to promote the Rosary. It will also keep you up-to-date on information added to the site. It is your monthly dose of Rosary inspiration!

Table of Contents

Honoring Mary As Queen Of All Saints, Plus Great Advent Resources

A Note From The Editor:

As we rush into the hustle and bustle of the holidays, a sometimes dreaded feeling of "Here we go again" is an unwanted companion. You may feel this way because your closeness with God and therefore your inner peace is put on hold as you try to keep up with all the secular demands of Thanksgiving and preparing for Christmas.

Don't let your holiday experience overwhelm and discourage you again. This year, balance the secular demands with your spiritual well being. Put God first. But how do you do this exactly when you have turkeys to baste, pies to make, Christmas cards to send, presents to buy, homes to decorate...

Whew! I am getting overwhelmed just thinking of it all. But I have your answer. Pray the Rosary everyday!

Making time to pray the Rosary everyday will give you much needed peace and tranquility. It will also remind you of the reason you are doing all these things, the turkey and the cards and the presents, in the first place. The daily Rosary will inspire you to incorporate the true meaning of these holidays and observances and keep the secular distractions to a minimum. Read on for some helpful tips and ideas on how to accomplish this goal of finding peace during "the hap-happiest season of all."



The Benefits Of Incorporating The Rosary Into Your All Saints And All Souls Day Observances

On All Saints' Day the Church honors all the saints whom are both known and un-known. The reason for this great Feast Day is to make sure that no saint is overlooked and that all receive their due honor. Otherwise some would be missed during the Liturgical Year.

This celebration can be taken one step further by taking the opportunity to honor Mary, the Queen of All Saints in a special way. Be sure to pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary as part of your festivities on All Saints' Day. Maybe you can pray them before or after Mass. That way you will be praying in front of Jesus present in the tabernacle.

New Meditation on the Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation

Saints were ordinary people just like you and me whose perfection of the virtues earned them the right to be honored and imitated by those on earth.

Mary on the other hand, earned the title Queen of All Saints because she perfected all virtues to such a degree that her holiness cannot be compared to any other of God's creatures. Mary was perfectly humble, perfectly obedient, completely pure and completely chaste.

Because of mankind's sinful nature, no saint is able to perfect all the virtues. He may have made great progress in some areas but surely he struggled in others. One thing all the saints knew is that Mary was the perfection of all virtues. She was a perfect reflection of Jesus. They followed her example and knew that they must go to Jesus through her loving arms.

If you aspire for sainthood, and we all should, you too must learn from the saints to imitate Mary's life and holiness.

Another way to celebrate All Saints' Day is to read up on saints who promoted the Rosary. Start with one of these:

  • St. Dominic
  • Blessed Alan
  • St. Pius V
  • St. Alphonsus Ligouri
  • St. Louis Marie DeMontfort
  • Blessed Bartolo Longo

All Souls Day- All Souls' Day is another appropriate feast day when you can make use of the Rosary as a central part of your observance. All Souls' Day is the commemoration of all those in the Faith of Jesus who have died. Usually when a person dies, his soul has not been perfectly purified from the effects of sin and he is not ready to enter Heaven. Your job and mine is to pray for these souls so that they will soon be purified, leave purgatory and enter Heaven.

Besides attending Mass on this day, you should pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary paying special attention to the Second Glorious Mystery- The Ascension. The fruit of this mystery is hope for Heaven. Offer your Rosary for all the dead that they soon may enter Heaven. "It is...a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins." -2 Machabees 12:46.

Get Advent Off To A Good Start This Year With The Help Of The Rosary
Secular society presents a joyous yet shallow and spiritually meaningless celebration during in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The department stores are decorated, towns have their holiday banners and evergreen boughs up, people seem happier and more charitable, Christmas trees light up homes, and in my area, even Santa Claus comes through on a firetruck. All this is very festive and pleasing...

But it barely scratches the surface of the true meaning of the Advent season. If you spend your Advent immersing yourself only in these superficial observances, you have missed an enormous opportunity to grow spiritually and attain greater inner peace that will last long after the glitter and Santas have been packed away and placed back in storage.

You are better off spending your Advent doing the things Holy Mother Church prescribes.

Advent is a time of preparing for the coming of Jesus. This is a three-fold preparation. You prepare for...

  • His coming at Christmas
  • His promised Second Coming at the end of time when He will judge both the living and the dead
  • His coming when you die and receive your personal judgement and enter into eternal happiness with Him in Heaven

In order to really grasp these three monumental events, you must meditate on the mysteries in Jesus' life. To appreciate these mysteries, you must understand them. To understand them better, pray the Rosary.

The main features you should be focusing on during Advent are a love for Jesus, prayer, personal holiness, and penance.

The daily Rosary is the best way to reach these goals. The Rosary will increase your love for Jesus. Next to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Rosary is the most beneficial form of prayer. As you develop a devotion to the Rosary you will grow in personal holiness. The Rosary can even aid in the penances you perform. You can decide to pray the Rosary rather than watch a Christmas TV special. Or maybe pray the Rosary rather than have that second cup of eggnog. You get the idea.


Top Ten

Top Ten Ways To Have A Peaceful And Serene Advent Season

10. Get outside and take in the glory of God's creation. Enjoy the fall leaves. Take a walk in the snow. Take the time to enjoy the gift of nature God has given you and thank Him for it. This is good for the soul.

9. Leave your schedule open and don't over-commit. This will keep distractions to a minimum and give you more time to take in the peace and wonder of the season.

8. Make sure secular customs only deepen the spiritual meaning of Advent not detract from it.

7. Avoid any customs that distracts you from your Advent observances.

6. Get your gift giving into perspective. Remember the reason you are giving gifts in the first place and don't get carried away or obsessed. Giving and receiving gifts is a "perk" and not the purpose.

5. If you have young children let them help with the decorating. Make it a time of sharing and talking about all the rich traditions of your faith, listen to sacred music (see resources) and have fun keeping it simple and low key. If you don't have small children invite a young family to help you with your decorating. You will be glad you did. Children make this time of year special and bring great joy.

4. Make use of an Advent wreath and daily Advent prayers like Preparing for Christmas with Pope Benedict XVI which can be found in the resources section.

3. Remember the penitent nature of the season and think of times and places when you can offer up little sacrifices and "go without". (Maybe skip that gingerbread latte while you are doing your Christmas shopping.)

2. Set aside time each day for prayer and spiritual reading. A place to start on your spiritual reading would be Thomas A 'Kempis with The Imitation of Christ and The Imitation of Mary; see resources.

1. Pray the Rosary everyday!


How To Guide

How To Get In The Daily Rosary Habit (Or Stay In The Habit) Despite Your Busy And Hectic Holiday Schedules

Take a look at your daily routine. Find where you have free time and make that your Rosary time. Write it down and stick to it. Praying the daily Rosary is a lot like exercising, you can talk about getting started all you want but to really get going you must make a plan and stick to it. Soon you will be looking forward to your daily Rosary and will feel like your day is incomplete if you miss it.

Sometimes even when you are in the habit of praying a daily Rosary, you can get busy and miss your Rosary time. Don't let this happen. If you notice you are missing your Rosary, take another look at your daily schedule and discern why you are missing it and consider moving it to a better time.

Your schedule changes and you need to adjust your designated prayer time accordingly. You are never too busy to pray. Never believe you are. If you are thinking these types of thoughts there is a spiritual battle going on and you need to be proactive to overcome it. Make time for the Rosary everyday.

If this sounds a little rigid to you, you don't have to say at "6:00pm - Daily Rosary". Just say something like "Daily Rosary after dinner". But if you do like a more structured schedule, by all means do what works best for you.

How To Promote The Rosary During Advent Season

Advent is a time of preparing. You have found the perfect tool to help you prepare your heart for Christmas-the Rosary. Why not share your discovery with your family and friend. Promote the Rosary. With all the parties, gift giving and Christmas cards, this is the perfect time of year to do so.

Are you planning holiday dinner party? Invite your guests to pray the Rosary before dessert is served. Just announce that you are going to pray the Rosary in the other room and invite your guests to join you. That's it. You have promoted the Rosary. You didn't have to explain anything just invite them to pray. No preaching and no twisting of arms. They do have to wait for dessert to be served though.

Another clever and dare I say lucrative way to promote the Rosary during this time of year is to make and sell your own rosary beads and rosary jewelry. Yes, this is for those of you who are crafty and have a little extra time on your hands. You will be earning extra cash and promoting the Rosary at the same time. Talk about a win, win situation. Or you could give these handiworks as Christmas gifts. Which is also a great way to promote the Rosary.

Another way to promote devotion to the Rosary this Advent Season is by giving Christmas goodies baskets to your neighbors and friends. This year include a rosary and a "How to pray the Rosary Pamphlet" on top of the fudge and thumbprint cookies with a layer of plastic wrap between the two of course; see resources.

Here's an idea. Wear rosary jewelry. Advent is the perfect season to dress up and wear nice clothing. Compliment your "Christmassy" wardrobe with rosary jewelry. A sparkling rosary bracelet will go well with your poinsettia sweater and it is sure to be noticed. When it is, you have the perfect opening to tell the admirer about the many benefits of praying the Rosary and the peace it has brought to your life by bringing you closer to Jesus and His mother Mary. If you don't own any rosary jewelry, check out the resource section of this newsletter.

The final and easiest way to promote the Rosary during Advent is to tell your family and friends about and by all means forward them this newsletter.


Calendar Of Upcoming Feast Days

The Month Of The Poor Souls In Purgatory

The Rosary is very important during the month of November-The Month of the Poor Souls in Purgatory. This whole month is dedicated to praying for the souls suffering in Purgatory. It is the duty of every Catholic to pray for these Poor Souls.

Fulfill this duty by offering your Rosaries for them during November. Remember, these souls are certain of entering Heaven, but first they must be purified in Purgatory. They cannot do anything for themselves, but you can do something for them. Their time there is shortened by your prayers and good works, and by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

Below is the 129th Psalm. It is known as the psalm of the holy souls in purgatory. The words are applied to the longing and sighing of the soul awaiting entry into Heaven.

De Profundis-Psalm 129 (130)

Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication. If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it. For with thee there is merciful forgiveness: and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord. My soul hath relied on his word: My soul hath hoped in the Lord.

From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord. Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption. And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

Indulgences for the Poor Souls - On All Souls' Day you can gain a plenary indulgence to be applied only to the Poor Souls in purgatory by visiting any parish church or public oratory and reciting either an Our Father and an Apostles Creed. A plenary indulgence to be applied only to the Poor Souls can also be gained on all the days from November 1 through November 8 by visiting a cemetery and praying for the souls laid to rest there. To gain these indulgences for the Poor Souls, all the usual conditions must be met. To learn more about indulgences and what the "usual conditions" are, please see the resource section in this newsletter.

The feast of All Saints and All Souls is discussed in detail in the above article:The Benefits Of Incorporating The Rosary Into Your All Saints And All Souls Day Observance.


Many families have the custom of saying what they are thankful for at their Thanksgiving's Day dinner. It is a wonderful tradition indeed to be mindful of all the blessing God has bestowed on you during the past year. And what better day to be thankful than on Thanksgiving.

As a Catholic, why not take that one step further and after dinner, if you're not to sleepy from all that turkey, offer your family Rosary in thanksgiving. Every member of the family can mention the things they are thankful for when you normally list your intentions. This is the perfect ending to a Thanksgiving Day celebration.

First Sunday Of Advent - November 29th

Are you ready for Advent? Look over this check list. If you are needing something, you will find it in the resource section of this newsletter.

  • Do you have Advent candles?
  • An Advent wreath?
  • An Advent prayer companion?

St. Nicholas Feast Day - December 6th

Take the opportunity this year of promoting the Rosary on St. Nicholas' Feast Day. St. Nicholas is the Patron Saint of small children. If your family already has traditions for that day, wonderful. If not, here are some ideas...

Have a family member dress up as St. Nicholas wearing a white beard and the vestments of a bishop. He can play St. Nicholas who has come down from Heaven to bring gifts. Make sure he tells the children to get their hearts ready for a holy Christmas. Have him give fruit and candy AND ROSARIES. Then reminding them to be little Marys and Marios, he departs.

Don't allow this to replace the modern day "Santa". It is best that the two remain separate. Instead let the kids know this is a play and that St. Nicholas is their special saint up in Heaven who is praying for them. Have them pray for his help in learning to be good and obedient children. A good idea is to have the older children take turns each year dressing up like St. Nicholas.

Another way of observing St. Nicholas' Day is to have the children leave out their shoes on December 5th to have them filled by "St. Nicholas". When they wake up on St. Nicholas' feast day they will see that he has left them presents. Include rosaries and maybe rosary jewelry along with the candy and fruit. This way the children will know that St. Nicholas wants them to be good and pray their Rosary.

However you choose to celebrate St. Nicholas' feast day, be sure to incorporate the importance of the family Rosary in preparing your hearts for a holy Christmas.

Some great Rosary gifts that children will love are listed below in the resources.



Rosary Gift Resources

Books On Saints
  • Saint Dominic - Soft Cover
  • Wisdom's Fool
  • Saint Alphonsus Liguori - Soft Cover
  • Saintly Men of Modern Times - includes chapter on Blessed Bartolo Longo
  • The History of St. Dominic, founder of the Friars Preachers By Augusta Theodosia Drane available at
  • Picture Book of Saints - Hard Cover - This beautiful St. Joseph Edition of the Book of Saints illustrates the lives of 120 saints for all ages. Each page is illustrated, has an appropriate prayer and a short biography of the saint.  This is a good book for young readers but adults can learn a lot about the saints from it as well.
  • Dominican Saints - Soft Cover - This is a perfect resource for learning more about Saints who promoted the Rosary, among them being St. Dominic and St. Pius V. Other Dominican saints covered in these 1921 book include St. Peter Martyr, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Vincent Ferrer, St. Catherine of Ricci, and St. Rose of Lima and more.
Advent Resources
  • A Sacred Christmas - CD - A Sacred Christmas is a special collection of Christmas carols, chants, hymns, Baroque music and Mass Propers. This CD is a perfect alternative to mainstream Christmas music. A Sacred Christmas creates an exploration of some of Christmas' most treasured and sacred gems. Whether reverent or jubilant, modern compositions or ancient classics, this Christmas album is truly a collection of excellent spiritual music for the holiday season.

  • The Announcement of Christmas - The nuns of the Abbey of Regina Laudis are back, bringing listeners a rare opportunity to experience the “original” Christmas music of the monastic tradition. The original Christmas music was sung as an act of prayer, voices raised to God in worship, rather than as a performance. The Announcement of Christmas carries listeners through the different phases of the season: the four weeks of Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and finally the Epiphany. With selections that range from majestic ensembles to stunning solo pieces, a musical masterpiece that at once thrills the ears and opens the heart to the birth of Christ.

  • Religious Customs in the Family, by Fr. Francis X. Weiser - In Religious Customs in the Family, Fr. Weiser draws upon his memorable experiences as a little boy in Catholic Europe, as well as on his great knowledge of religious customs, to guide mothers and fathers in giving their homes a truly Catholic spirit. Such a home will profoundly help children to live and to grow in God's grace. On the other hand, if the family members are not in tune with their beautiful Catholic traditions, they undoubtedly will live according to the ways of the secular world, largely unmindful of God and of their eternal destiny. Among the fascinating topics which Fr. Weiser covers briefly, but with his own sure touch, are:

    • Family Prayer
    • The Problem with Santa Claus
    • Blessing of Children
    • Baptismal Names
    • Lenten Customs
    • Name-Days
    • Easter Customs
    • Holy Water
    • All Saints' Day, All Souls' Day, Halloween
    • Advent Customs
    • Proper Observance of the Weeks Before Christmas
    • Feasts of Our Lady
    • Spiritual Approach to Baptism, Matrimony and the Other Sacraments
    • St. Nicholas
    • Christmas Customs
    Filled With surprising revelations, Religious Customs in the Family is an essential book every Catholic family should own and use, for it describes a way of Catholic family life that is a crucial element to passing on the Faith to one's children. This book can well make the difference between a family's being only Sunday-morning Catholics or truly Catholic people who are oriented toward Heaven every day of their lives.

  • The Catholic Home, by Meredith Gould, PhD - For centuries, the Catholic Church has offered an abundance of splendid traditions that extend religious and spiritual practice into daily life. Now, Meredith Gould reintroduces these customs and rituals to modern Roman Catholics.

    Using the liturgical calendar, The Catholic Home provides familiar and new ways to celebrate each season and its special days. Gould reviews major holy days, select saints’ days, familiar prayers, and suggests meaningful ways to prepare as a family for such sacraments as Baptism, Confirmation, First Eucharist, and Matrimony.

    This book includes a concise history of each ritual and clarifies the meaning behind it by highlighting celebrations of Catholic holidays from different parts of the globe. Your family will learn to make Advent wreaths, Jesse trees, St. Lucy’s crowns, King’s cakes, All Souls altars, traditional foods, and participate in family devotions.

    Throughout The Catholic Home, Gould’s down-to-earth practicality and sense of humor give the activities she describes modern relevance no matter how ancient their origins. Excerpts from the official Catechism of the Catholic Church are included to illuminate Church doctrine on matters of faith and ritual. This indispensable guide will appeal to Catholics young and old and inspire beloved family traditions to be handed down from one generation to the next.

  • Magnificat Advent Companion 2009 - Advent is the sacred season of anticipation and expectation in which we prepare for the coming of our blessed Savior. To live Advent is to live in an awareness of a Presence that changes our lives. The Magnificat Advent Companion is a rich spiritual guide that will accompany you daily through the 4 weeks of this holy season. It provides original daily reflections based on the Scriptures of the Mass for each day of Advent written by some of the finest Catholic writers in the world. In addition, it offers superb essays, devotions, prayers, and other liturgical and spiritual aids to guide and enrich the reader's experience of Advent. This invaluable booklet will bring you ever closer to the Infant King.

  • Advent Meditations With Fulton J. Sheen - Drawn from Archbishop Sheen's best-selling books, these 28 reflections will lead you day by day through the Advent season. Eloquent quotes are paired with beautiful Scriptures on the themes of the season—patience, waiting, gift, hope, humility, joy—and more. Spend a few quiet moments of each day with one of the 20th century's greatest preachers, preparing your heart to receive the Savior of the world.

  • Preparing for Christmas with Pope Benedict XVI - Preparing for Christmas with Pope Benedict XVI is an ideal prayer companion for the busy days leading up to Christmas. Available for the first time in English, this Advent companion is brief enough to be used whenever a few minutes are available and can easily be carried in a purse or pocket. The antiphons, reflections, and meditations in this novena are all derived from homilies, audiences, and other talks by the Pope.

    Whether joined to a parish's celebration of daily Mass, prayed at various parish meetings, or used at home around the table, this novena offers a wonderful way to reflect and re-center during Advent.

  • Advent Meditations with Padre Pio - During the season of Advent, we anticipate the coming of the Messiah. He who was sent was not a warrior-king, but an outcast who preached an all-inclusive love and who continues to bring God's blessed community to life each day. Saint Pio loved this Messiah and desired to be with him. One might say his entire life was a prolonged "advent," a restless anticipation of that blissful moment when he would finally be with God.

    The quotations found within the pages of Advent Meditations With Saint Pio of Pietrelcina are drawn from his own letters, allowing readers to accompany him on his Advent journey. They will experience his searching, share his longing, feel his discouragement, yearn with his confidence, and exult with his hope. Daily excerpts are paired with inspiring Scripture passages that navigate readers through the themes of the season - patience, hope, humility, and joy. Spending a few moments each day with Saint Pio will help prepare the heart to receive the Savior this Advent season.

  • Advent Wreath - With this simple Advent wreath you can either leave as is or decorate it to suit your tastes.

  • Advent Candles - These are hard to find, buy them now. I have found them at Hallmark gift stores also.

  • Advent Calendar - This traditional free standing Advent calendar presents the story of Christ's birth in great detail. Prepare for Christmas by opening a window each day during Advent to reveal a special picture. The front is accentuated with glitter and bible text is presented on the back of each window. Calendar sits easily on any table top or flat surface. Imported from Germany. Calendar measures 25 3/4" x 8 1/2".

Spiritual Reading

Imitation of Mary, Thomas A' Kempis
  • Excellent companion to The Imitation of Christ that is comprised of writings about Our Lady carefully culled from the works of Thomas à Kempis and set forth in the style of The Imitation of Christ. It offers a splendid way to grow in the imitation of Jesus through the imitation of His holy Mother.
Imitation of Christ, Thomas A' Kempis
  • The most popular religious book - after the Bible - ever written, is presented here in its best known English translation: that of the Venerable Richard Challoner (1691 - 1781), Vicar Apostolic of the London district in penal times, and perhaps the greatest English Catholic figure of the eighteenth century.

    A work of spiritual devotion - its purpose is to instruct the soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model. It consists of a series of counsels of perfection written in a familiar and even colloquial style, and is divided into four parts/books:

    1. Useful Admonitions for a Spiritual Life
    2. Admonitions Concerning Interior Things
    3. Of Internal Consolation
    4. Of the Blessed Sacrament


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Should rosary jewelry be worn, or is it sacrilegious?

Rosary jewelry including rosary bracelets, necklaces and rings are sacramentals. Through sacramentals you will receive grace, your venial sins will be forgiven, and punishment owed for sin will be remitted.

Through the use of rosary jewelry as a sacramental, God will bless you in both the spiritual and physical realm. These blessings are obtained through the devotion sacramentals inspire, in this case devotion to the Rosary, and through the prayers and blessings attached to the item and the prayers offered for you the wearer.

You must have your rosary blessed by a priest after you have purchased it for it to function as a sacramental. So if it isn't blessed take it to Mass and ask the priest to bless it afterwards.

Always remember to use sacramentals with great faith and devotion. Never make them objects of superstition.

Another benefit of rosary jewelry is that you pray using it anytime and when you wear rosary jewelry, you spread devotion to the Rosary. There is absolutely nothing sacrilegious about that!

Wear rosary jewelry proudly and with great devotion and keep praying it everyday!

Does the Rosary really bring peace?

The Rosary does bring peace. It is a wonderful prayer and it has many great effects on those who are devoted to it. is focused on that very premise.

I can be completely stressed or agitated and when I sit still and spend 15 or 20 minutes meditating on the life of Jesus by means of the Rosary, by the time I am done, I feel completely refreshed and ready to handle whatever God wills.

The 15 Rosary Promises were revealed by Mary to Blessed Alan and St. Dominic. When reading through the promises you will see how this peace is gained through the graces Mary sends through her Son Jesus. The promises are:

  1. To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces.
  2. Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some special grace.
  3. The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.
  4. The Rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts 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.
  5. Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.
  6. Whoever recites my Rosary devoutly reflecting on the mysteries, shall never be overwhelmed by misfortune. He will not experience the anger of God nor will he perish by an unprovided death. The sinner will be converted; the just will persevere in grace and merit eternal life.
  7. Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
  8. Those who are faithful to recite my Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces and will share in the merits of the blessed.
  9. I will deliver promptly from purgatory souls devoted to my Rosary.
  10. True children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.
  11. What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.
  12. To those who propagate my Rosary I promise aid in all their necessities.
  13. I have obtained from my Son that all the members of the Rosary Confraternity shall have as their intercessors, in life and in death, the entire celestial court.
  14. Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
  15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.
With these promises in mind, keep promoting and praying the Rosary everyday.

Are the Rosary mysteries important? Can I pray the Rosary without meditating on them?

Yes, the Rosary mysteries are very important. They are an intricate part of the Rosary.

Rosary mysteries are events in Jesus' life and are the reason the Rosary is referred to as the prayer of the Gospel. The Rosary isn't simply reciting prayers from memory. No, it is much more than that and is one of the most beneficial ways of praying because it unites both vocal and mental prayer.

The Rosary has a body and a soul. The body is the matter and the soul is the form. The matter or body of the rosary are the prayers, the Hail Mary, Our Father, etc. The soul or form of the Rosary are the mysteries- the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous.

The mysteries cannot be separated from the prayers without affecting the spiritual benefits of the Rosary.

Mary herself revealed this to Blessed Alan when she said, "These salutations while meditating on the life, death, and passion of Jesus Christ - for this meditation is the soul of this prayer." You are not saying the Rosary properly and are missing many of it's benefits if you are not saying the mysteries.


What's New

A Glimpse Into December's Newsletter

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Thank You!

Thank you for reading! Keep visiting and remember we love hearing from you. Please use the "contact us" page to leave any and all suggestions or comments. I hope your Advent gets off to a peaceful and serene start.

Queen of All Saints. Pray for us!

To Jesus through Mary,

Kathleen Bowen and The Rosary Team

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