"One day through the Rosary and the Scapular,
I will save the world."
(The Blessed Virgin to St. Dominic)
A short, but true story:
“Alphonsus, King of Leon and Galicia, very much wanted all his servants to honor the Blessed Virgin by saying the Rosary. So he used to hang a large rosary on his belt and always wore it, but unfortunately never said it himself. Nevertheless his wearing it encouraged his courtiers to say the Rosary very devoutly.
One day the King fell seriously ill and when he was given up for dead he found himself, in a vision, before the judgment seat of Our Lord. Many devils were there accusing him of all the sins he had committed and Our Lord as Sovereign Judge was just about to condemn him to Hell when Our Lady appeared to intercede for him. She called for a pair of scales and had his sins placed in one of the balances whereas she put the rosary that he had always worn on the other scale, together with all the Rosaries that had been said because of his example. It was found that the Rosaries weighed more than his sins.
Looking at him with great kindness Our Lady said: 'As a reward for this little honor that you paid me in wearing my Rosary, I have obtained a great grace for you from my Son. Your life will be spared for a few more years. See that you spend these years wisely, and do penance.'
When the King regained consciousness he cried out: 'Blessed be the Rosary of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, by which I have been delivered from eternal damnation!'
After he had recovered his health he spent the rest of his life in spreading devotion to the Holy Rosary and said it faithfully every day.” (Secret of the Rosary – St. Louis Marie DeMontfort)
Our Lady revealed to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche incredible graces for those who devoutly pray the Rosary:
"If you want peace in your heart, in your home, in your country, assemble together every night and say the ROSARY". (Pope St. Pius X)
If you need help in learning how to pray the Rosary, just click here:Rosary Instructions - How to Pray the Holy Rosary
"Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world!"
(Pope Pius IX)