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Benefits and Blessings Of The Most Holy Rosary

THE BENEFITS OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY

 

“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live   has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent   that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, wheter temporal or   above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our   families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell   you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of   the Holy Rosary.”

Sister Lucia dos Santos

The 15 promises

(Given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche)

1 Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the   Rosary, shall receive powerful graces.
2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all   those who shall recite the Rosary.
3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will   destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies
4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain   for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of people 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. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the   Rosary, shall not perish.
6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to   the consideration of its Sacred Mysteries shall never be conquered by   misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by   an unprovided death; if he be just, he shall remain in the grace of God, and   become worthy of eternal life.
7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die   without the Sacraments of the Church.
8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during   their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His   graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the   Saints in Paradise.
9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to   the Rosary.
10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of   glory in Heaven.
11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the   Rosary.
12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in   their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the   Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their   life and at the hour of death
14. All who recite the Rosary are my children, and brothers and   sisters of my only Son, Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
Blessing of the Rosary
1. Sinners are forgiven.
2. Souls that thirst are refreshed.
3. Those who are fettered have their bonds broken.
4. Those who weep find happiness
5. Those who are tempted find peace.
6. The poor find help.
7. Religious are reformed.
8. Those who are ignorant are instructed.
9. The living learn to overcome pride.
10. The dead (the Holy Souls) have their pains eased by suffrages.
Benefits of the Rosary

1. It gradually gives us a perfect knowledge of Jesus Christ.
2. It purifies our souls, washing away sin.
3. It gives us victory over all our enemies.
4. It makes it easy for us to practice virtue.
5. It sets us on fire with love of Our Lord.
6. It enriches us with graces and merits.
7. It supplies us with what is needed to pay all our debts to God   and to our fellow men; and finally, it obtains all kinds of graces for us   from Almighty God.

Indulgences

from Enchiridion   indulgentiarum Recitation of the Marian Rosary (Rosarii   marialis recitatio)

An indulgence is the remission before God of the temporal   punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, a remission,   which one of the faithful, properly disposed and under certain definite   conditions, can acquire through the Church, which authoritatively dispenses,   applying the treasure of the satisfactions of Christ and the Saints.
An indulgence is either PLENARY or PARTIAL, depending upon whether it frees   one from the whole or from a part of the temporal punishment due to sin.
This means that one of the faithful who, with at least a contrite heart,   performs a work enriched with a partial indulgence, is granted by the power   of the Church that same amount of remission of temporal punishment as he has   already obtained by the work itself. In other words, the remission is   doubled, and that as often as the work prescribed is performed. A plenary   indulgence means a full remission of temporal punishment, provided that   several other conditions apply, in addition to the work performed or prayer   said.

A plenary indulgence is granted, if the Rosary is   recited in a church or public oratory or in a family group, a religious   Community or pious Association; a partial indulgence is granted in   other circumstances.

  • “Now the Rosary is a        certain formula of prayer, which is made up of fifteen decades of        “Hail Marys” with an “Our Father” before each        decade, and in which the recitation of each decade is accompanied by        pious meditation on a particular mystery of our Redemption.” (Roman        Breviary) The name “Rosary,” however, is commonly used in        reference to only a third part of the fifteen decades.

The gaining of the plenary indulgence is regulated by the   following norms:

  • 1) The recitation of a        third part only of the Rosary suffices; but the five decades must be        recited continuously.
  • 2) The vocal recitation        must be accompanied by pious meditation on the mysteries.
  • 3) In public recitation        the mysteries must be announced in the manner customary in the place;        for private recitation, however, it suffices if the vocal recitation is        accompanied by meditation on the mysteries.

Encyclicals of the Rosary

Pope Leo XIII

Pope Pius XI

Pope Pius XII

  • On        Reciting the Rosary (Ingruentium Malorum) (15 Sep        1951) Pius XII urges us to “fly with greater confidence to the        Mother of God. There, the Christian people ahve always sought chief        refuge in the hour of danger, because she has been constituted the        cause of salvation for the whole human race.

Pope John XXIII

Apostolic Letter

ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE

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