“You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.” (Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche)
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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Do you struggle to pray the Rosary? Fr Lawrence Lew OP, Promotor General of the Rosary for the Order of Preachers, offers advice from his own experience of praying the rosary, guiding you in your prayer to become more like Mary in faith, hope, and love.Find out more
Meditate on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary with this collection of inspiring meditations, based on the Fatima message, the Divine Mercy devotion, the words of Pope Francis, and as composed by St Josemaria Escriva.Find out more
The Rosary is known as a Marian prayer, but at its heart it is a meditation on the Incarnation and the work of Our Lord. In the Rosary, we contemplate Christ's life, death and Resurrection so completely that Pope Paul VI described it as a "compendium of the entire Gospel". Discover how the Rosary can lead us closer to Jesus in this blog.Find out more
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-Biblical.Find out more
To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ. The Rosary, reclaimed in its full meaning, goes to the very heart of Christian life. Rediscover the importance of the Rosary and the many benefits from praying it in this blog.Find 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