Friday, June 2, 2017

Pray The Rosary! What Else?

BEADS OF JOY 06-02-17
“Pray The Rosary! What else?”
©2017 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Focus: What Do The Saints Say About The Rosary?
The Saints, Priests, Bishops and so many noted religious have a lot to say about the Rosary; I will share a whole bunch of their very special quotes with you. I hope you enjoy these most blessed words, this sure was a lot of fun to compile. Embrace these quotes, live them as best you can. The Saints have some remarkable insight to the Rosary. We too can gain this same insight, devote your life to prayer and be faithful to praying the Rosary every single day. I hope and pray you have enjoyed this series this week.

 “The word Rosary means “Crown of Roses,” that is to say that every time people say the Rosary devoutly they place a crown of one hundred and fifty-three white roses and sixteen red roses upon the head of Jesus and Mary. Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty.” ~St. Louis De Montfort

“The Holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.” ~St. Josemaria Escriva

“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” ~St. Padre Pio

“The Rosary is a prayer both so humble and simple and a theologically rich in Biblical content. I beg you to pray it.” ~St. John Paul II

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

“Whoever spreads the Rosary is Saved.” ~Blessed Bartolo Longo

“If families give Our Lady fifteen minutes a day by reciting the Rosary, I assure them that their homes will become, by God’s grace, peaceful places.” ~Fr. Patrick Peyton

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

“If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I assure you that in spite of the gravity of your sins, you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory. Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in Hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if and mark well what I say — if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon of your sins.” ~St. Louis de Montfort

“Those who say the Rosary daily and wear the Brown Scapular and who do a little more, will go straight to Heaven.” ~St. Alphonsus Ligouri

“Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the most Holy Rosary.” ~Pope Pius IX

“The Rosary is the scourge of the devil.” ~Pope Adrian VI

“The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls, precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual, and in that order.” ~Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“The Rosary is a treasure of graces.” ~Pope Paul V

“The Rosary is THE WEAPON.” ~St. Padre Pio

“The Rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the Heart of Jesus, Our redeemer, who loves His Mother.” ~St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort

“If there were one million families praying the Rosary every day, the entire world would be saved.” ~Pope St. Pius X

“There is no surer means of calling down God’s blessing upon the family than the daily recitation of the Rosary.” ~Pope Pius XII

“We put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils which afflict our times.” ~Pope Pius XII

“The Rosary is a school for learning true Christian perfection.” ~Pope John XXIII

For all of us ROSARY MAKERS !!!
"I ask that the world continues to make Rosaries, and send the prayers, link to link throughout the world. For I still promise that if you will listen to My directions, given through My Son, in the Father and the Holy Spirit - I promise to do all that I can, My children, to save your lives upon earth; and also, if you must come across the veil, to save you from eternal damnation through the Scapular and the Rosary." - Our Lady, October 5, 1985

“To pray the Rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and His mother.” ~St. Pope John Paul II

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

“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.” ~Pope Pius X

“The power of the Rosary is beyond description.” ~Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life.” ~Pope Leo XIII

“One day through the Rosary and the Scapular I will save the world.” ~Blessed Virgin Mary to St. Dominic

“The Rosary, precisely because it starts with Mary’s own experience, is an exquisitely contemplative prayer. Without this contemplative dimension, it would lose its meaning… Without contemplation, the Rosary is a body without a soul, and its recitation runs the risk of becoming a mechanical repetition of formulas, in violation of the admonition of Christ: “In praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard for their many words.” ~St. Pope John Paul II

“Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!” ~St. Pio of Pietrelcina

“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” ~Sister Lucia of Fatima

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

“Recite your Rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence, and with perseverance.” ~St. Louis de Montfort

“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 St. Pius X


Your brother in Christ Jesus 
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Today is Friday: We pray the Sorrowful Mysteries:

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony on the Garden (Sorrow for sin) –Matt 26:36-46
2. Scourging at the Pillar (Purity) –Mark 15:1-16
3. Crowning with Thorns (Moral Courage) –Matt 27:27-31
4. Carrying of the Cross (Patience) –Mark 15:20-22
5. The Crucifixion (Perseverance) –Luke 23:33-46

Thank you Lord for loving us so much…

Rosary Man Jim’s Sorrowful Reflection:

I share this meditation I wrote back in 2010. Here I share my own personal insight and experience, as I journey with our Lady from station to station.

Many Franciscan groups around the world use this for their own group gathering while they meditate the Stations with our Lady. It is unique and emotionally very moving as you move from station to station… From my heart to yours.