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Do You Know That The Rosary Is a Key Weapon In The Fight Against Satan? The Story of Blessed Bartolo Longo

October is the month of the Rosary, one of the most potent weapons against the power of evil, as the life of Blessed Bartolo Longo — the Apostle of the Rosary, whose anniversary coincidentally falls this month — dramatically shows.

While much of contemporary Christianity has been reduced to moralistic, therapeutic Deism, Catholicism has retained its supernatural roots. The dangers of Devil worship, and the antidote to such poison, continues to be a Catholic preserve.

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Have You Heard About The 7 – Decade Rosary Known As The “Franciscan Crown”?

One unique devotions of the Franciscans is a seven-decade rosary known as the Franciscan Crown. While the traditional rosary known to most people consists of 5 decades which meditate on 15 mysteries (or 20 if you pray the Luminous mysteries) the 7-decade Franciscan Rosary, known as the The Franciscan Crown, is a Rosary consisting of seven decades with each decade describing a particular joy from the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

The story of the Rosary of the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin dates back to the early 15th century. A pious young man named James had been accustomed to adorning a beautiful statue of Mary with a crown of flowers, which he had picked and woven himself. He later entered the Franciscan Order, but either because of a lack of time or permission, he was no longer able to continue this devotion. Distraught because of this, he decided to abandon the religious life and return to the world. 

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Is Buying A Blessed Rosary Sinful?

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Full Question

I have always liked old rosaries and have over the years bought many rosaries at various places. I have never re-sold any rosary I have bought, but the question of simony has come up in my conscience lately. Is it sinful for me to buy these, knowing that many of the old ones are most likely blessed?

Answer

The Catechism defines simony as the buying or selling of spiritual things (cf. CCC 2121). By your account, it is not your intention to buy a spiritual good (such as the graces using the rosary with the proper disposition can help us achieve) but only the rosary itself. This is not a sin. When you are ready to use them, you should have them blessed again.

The Saints And The Rosary, Great Rosary Quotes From Great Men Of God.

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“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”
Saint Louis de Montfort

“You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.”
Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”
Pope Blessed Pius IX

“If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”
Blessed Alan de la Roche

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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary 7th October

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This feast was instituted by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto on this day in the year 1570, a favor due to the recitation of the Rosary. This victory saved Europe from being overrun by the forces of Islam.
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Rosary Of Liberation: For Deliverance, Healing & Breakthrough

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You are recommended to recite the Rosary of Liberation for experiencing deliverance from various bondages like sin, satanic powers, bad habits, financial crisis, family problems etc. It is said in the Bible ” She will bear a Son, and you shall call his name JESUS, for He will SAVE His people from their sins”.( Matthew 1:21) Jesus is the Saviour. Therefore the name Jesus is not a noun form alone, it is also a verb denoting an action which means when you utter the name JESUS you are proclaiming and praying “God save me and all others from our sins”.

Jesus said “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is slave to sin. The slave doesn’t continue in the house forever; the Son continues forever. So, If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed”. (John 8:34-36)

“As He drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing the multitude going by he inquired what this meant. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by”. And he cried “Jesus. Son of David, have mercy on me……. and Jesus said to him “Receive your sight; your faith has made you well”. And immediately he received his sight and followed him glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it gave praise to God. (Luke 18: 35-43)

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Is Rosary In The Bible?

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Hail Mary Biblical Quotations

“There were many other signs that Jesus gave in the presence of his disciples, but were not recorded in this book.” Jn 20:21.

“But Jesus did many other things; if all were written down, the world itself would not hold the books recording them.” Jn 21:25.

It must not be in the bible for it to be the truth for Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit comes, He will lead us into all truth.

See 2 Thessalonica 2:15 “Because of that, brothers and sister, stand firm and hold to the traditions that we taught you by word or by letter.”

Here by letter St. Paul talks about the bible for we know that most of the New Testament books were letters written to different Christian communities eg St. Pauls letter to the Roman etc.

As for the traditions taught by word, St. Paul was talking about those practices taught from one generation to another that were not actually written down like some history  or tradition your great grandfather told your grandfather and your grandfather told your father and your father told you. You see what I mean?

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Great Quotes About The Blessed Virgin Mary And The Rosary

Quotes from our Blessed Mother Mary, the Saints, Pope’s and several scholars.

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Blessed Virgin Mary

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”
~Saint Louis de Montfort

“Continue to pray the Rosary every day.”
~Our Lady of Fatima to Sister Lucia

“You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.”
~Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”
~Pope Blessed Pius IX

“If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”
~Blessed Alan de la Roche

“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.”
~Saint Francis de Sales

“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.”
~Saint Louis de Montfort

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The Three Fatima Secrets

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Our Lady of Fatima Image

On 13 May 1917, ten year old Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto were herding sheep at a location known as the Cova da Iria near their home village of Fátima in Portugal.

Lúcia described seeing a woman “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal ball filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun.”

Further appearances were reported to have taken place on the thirteenth day of the month in June, July, September and October. In these, the woman exhorted the children to do penance and Acts of Reparation, and to make sacrifices to save sinners.

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History Of The Holy Rosary

Several scholars have different views on the origin or history of the rosary.

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Rosary beads

The use of “prayer beads” and the repeated recitation of prayers to aid in meditation stem from the earliest days of the Church and has roots in pre-Christian times. Evidence exists from the Middle Ages that strings of beads were used to count Our Fathers and Hail Marys. Actually, these strings of beads became known as “Paternosters,” the Latin for “Our Father.”

Prayers with beads like the rosary may have begun as a practice by the laity to imitate the monastic Liturgy of the Hours, during the course of which the monks prayed the 150 Psalms daily. As many of the laity and even lay monastics could not read, they substituted 150 repetitions of the Our Father (Pater noster in Latin) for the Psalms, sometimes using a cord with knots on it to keep an accurate count.

Tradition does hold that St. Dominic devised the rosary as we know it. Moved by a vision of our Blessed Mother, he preached the use of the rosary in his missionary work among the Albigensians, who had denied the mystery of Christ.

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The 15 Promises Of The Blessed Virgin Mary To Catholics Who Devoutly Pray The Rosary Daily

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Our Lady revealed to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche these 15 promises or benefits for those who devoutly pray the Rosary daily.

These promises are different to the rosary indulgences.

The 15 Promises

1) To all those who shall recite my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and very great graces.

2) Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary shall receive some signal grace.

3) The Rosary shall be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin, and dispel heresy.

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Rosary Indulgences

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Rosary beads

Indulgence is defined by the Church as remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints.

An indulgence can be plenary or partial, read more about indulgence here…

The Rosary Indulgences

A Plenary Indulgence…
may be gained (under the usual conditions) when the Rosary is prayed in Church, in a family group or in a religious community. Also:

* Five (5) decades of the Rosary must be prayed continuously.
* The prayers of the Rosary must be prayed vocally and one must meditate upon the Mysteries of the Rosary.
* If the recitation of the Rosary is public, the Mysteries of the Rosary must be announced.

A Partial Indulgence…
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How To Pray The Rosary Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

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1. Preparation

Start by making the sign of the Cross:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Then recite the Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ,His only Son Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead;He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

Then say 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys (for the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity) and then 1 Glory Be:

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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The Mysteries Of The Holy Rosary Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

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The traditional Rosary is divided into three parts, each having five mysteries:

Glorious, Joyful and Sorrowful.

In his apostolic letter ‘The Rosary of the Virgin Mary,’ Saint Pope John Paul II proposed a new set of mysteries, which he called the ‘Luminous mysteries,’ and which concern the period of the public life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

For those who wish to say all 20 decades at once during the course of a day, they may be said in the following order:

Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious. 

For those who wish to say only 5 decades per day, the Holy Father proposed the following schedule:

Mondays and Saturdays is the Joyful mystery

Tuesdays and Fridays is the Sorrowful Mystery

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Fatima Prayers

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During the course of the apparitions at Fatima, the three child seers were taught five unique and powerful prayers, two by the Angel of Peace and three by the Mother of God. Later, appearing to Sister Lucy at Rianjo, Spain, Our Lord Jesus Christ dictated two further prayers. For millions of people, these prayers are today a living embodiment of the Message of hope and peace which Our Lady gave the world at Fatima.

In the past few years, through the efforts of Our Lady’s Apostolate, a pious practice has developed of reciting one (or more) of these prayers on a daily basis. The following schedule of prayers is a suggestion only; please feel free to recite them in any order which you find most comforting and appropriate.

Monday

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Litany Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

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Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary,
pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins,
pray for us.
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Hail Holy Queen, Salve Regina

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Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

We Fly to Thy Patronage

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We fly to Thy patronage, O holy Mother of God;
despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin Mary.

Amen.

May the Divine assistance remain always with us!
And may the Souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Amen.

How To Say The Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows

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The Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows reminds us that Mary played a key role in our Redemption and that she suffered along with her Son Jesus to save us. It is prayed using a special rosary comprised of seven “decades” containing seven beads each.

How the Chaplet of Seven Sorrows is prayed:

Each group of seven is begun with an Our Father, as in the regular Rosary. Some people start with an Act of Contrition, since the devotion has a penitential aspect. Also like the regular Rosary, the groups of seven Hail Marys are an occasion for meditation on the “Mysteries.”

V: O God, come to my assistance;
R: O Lord, make hast to help me

V: Glory be to the Father…..

R: As it was in the beginning….

Act of Contrition

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How To Pray The 54-Day Rosary Novena

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On March 3, 1884, a young girl named Fortuna Agrelli was graced with an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary and given this special devotion which she passed onto others.
At the time, young Fortuna was ill with 3 separate incurable diseases and her doctors had given up on her case saying it was hopeless

In desperation, the young girl and her family began a novena of Rosaries.

Our Lady appeared to the girl, sitting upon a high throne, surrounded by luminous figures, holding the Divine Child on Her lap, and in Her hand a Rosary.

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