“You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.” (Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche)
May 2021: Rosary Marathon
Pope Francis has requested that the Church comes together to pray the rosary every day throughout May for an end to the pandemic. The Pope will be joining 30 shrines across the world throughout the month of May, with a different intention to be prayed for each day. Find out more about the rosary marathon, including how you can take part, here.
The rosary is a particularly powerful prayer, a dear friend to many saints over the centuries who have seen firsthand the power of it.
If you’ve never prayed the rosary before, it may seem complicated. You may wonder why Catholics make such a big fuss about it! On the other hand, you may have a great devotion to the rosary already – like the saints, you have witnessed the tremendous power that comes when we pray to Jesus through His Mother in this way.
Here you will find a collection of resources on the rosary to guide you in praying it. For those new to it, find instructions on how to pray it. And for both those who are discovering the rosary for the first time, as well as those who are well acquainted with it, explore below different meditations on the rosary, as well as fascinating information on it. You’ll also find an answer to that often-asked question, “Isn’t the rosary a type of repetitive prayer that Jesus tells us not to use?”
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In the Gospel, Jesus tells us not to use “vain repetition”, often used as an argument against praying the rosary. In this blog, Catholic Answers apologist Tim Staples explains why Catholics don't consider the rosary to be anti-BiblicalFind out more
In the Vatican offices is an icon of Mary with her finger pressed to her lips called Our Lady of Silence. One of the elements of this devotion is five mysteries of the rosary dedicated to the silence of Jesus and Mary.Find out more