Some of my favorite quotes about the rosary:
October 7 – The rosary has been the strength of our Society from the very first days. Let us fervently and faithfully renew our devotion to this great prayer. In a special way, the Society owes its birth to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and its growth to her tender care. In return, let us thank her for what she has done for us and give her even greater love. Times have been joyful and hard for our Society, but together we have worked with Jesus and for Jesus, always aware that Mary, the cause of our joy, is by our side.
– Blessed Mother Teresa
You must know that when you ‘Hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many—on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!
– St. Bernardine of Siena
The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.
– Pope Pius X
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, whether 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, Fatima seer
[The rosary] sets forth the mystery of Christ in the very way in which it is seen by St. Paul in the celebrated ‘hymn’ of the Epistle to the Philippians—kenosis [self-emptying], death and exaltation (2:6-11)…. By its nature the recitation of the rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life as grasped by the heart of Mary who was closer to the Lord than all others.
– Pope Paul VI
When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.
– Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche
Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.
– Pope Pius IX
How beautiful is the gift of the rosary. How beautiful is the POWER of the rosary. How beautiful is it to understand the mysteries of Jesus’ life through the eyes of His mother. How beautiful is it to know that our beloved Mama Mary was given to us by Jesus and through the rosary, she leads us back to Him.
I pray that this month, and in the months to come, we can all truly meditate on Jesus and the joyful, glorious, sorrowful, and luminous moments of His life.
O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life. Grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.