The Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary with Rosary and Scapular

"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)


The Fifteen Promises of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Lady revealed to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche incredible graces for those who devoutly pray the Rosary:

  1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal 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 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. 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. 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 in reciting the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude 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 sons and brothers of my only Son, Jesus Christ.
  15. Devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

"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)