Tip: Pray The Rosary "Slowly" (not really an inspirational story)
"Small wonder then that the most sacred prayers of our holy religion seem to bear no fruit, and that after saying thousands of Rosaries, we are still no better than we were before!...I beg of you to temper the speed...and pause briefly several times as you say the Our Father and Hail Mary."
- St. Louis de Montfort
Perhaps the reason why many of us who pray the Rosary "are still no better than we were before" is that we pray it too quickly and have no other intention of getting it over with, having enough satisfaction in just saying it for the day.
Also, when you think about it, after praying so many Rosaries in this fashion, we don't advance to the goodness that we deeply desire nor to the sanctity that we must reach.
St. Louis de Montfort stresses this error when praying the Rosary in his book Secret of the Rosary
. Yes, it is good if one prays the Rosary everyday; but it is bad when one prays it quickly without understanding what he/she is saying.
It'd be good if you try pausing in between phrases or sentences in all prayers of the Rosary and meditate on each Mystery while you are praying them. This, rest assured, will lead you to goodness and holiness. But most of all, if you pray this way, you'd be pleasing God (The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit) and Mary very very much.
Therefore, pray with your heart because that's the real reason for praying.
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