The Holy Rosary

The Daily Rosary is…

  • an Act of Obedience to our Blessed Mother
  • an Act of Faith in the Incarnation (Joyful Mysteries)
  • an Act of Love for Jesus Crucified (Sorrowful Mysteries)
  • an Act of Contrition and Penance for our own sins and negligences (Sorrowful Mysteries)
  • a remedy against future falls (Glorious Mysteries)
  • an Act of Hope and longing for Heaven (Glorious Mysteries)
  • an Act of Humility in honor of our Immaculate Queen
  • an Act of Prudence (an Eternal Life Insurance Policy, if you will)
  • an Act of Justice and Gratitude for God’s infinite goodness and mercy
  • an Act of Fortitude (for overcoming obstacles through perseverance)
  • an Act of Temperance (for conquering self-love, aridity and laziness)
  • a prayer of intercession (for the conversion of poor sinners)
  • a prayer for the souls in Purgatory (richly indulgenced!)
  • a hymn of praise to the Name of Jesus
  • a repeated petition for a happy death 

Other Resources

PDF Booklet: The Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary according to St. Louis de Montfort

O.P.The Treasures of the Rosary by Father Charles Hyacinth McKenna,