28 Quotes to Remind You That the Rosary Is the Weapon We Need Right Now

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We’re living through some crazy times right now. Our sense of “normal” has been turned totally upside down. And there’s no time like the present to begin to pray the Rosary more often—every day, in fact.

What makes the Rosary such a powerful weapon in the face of current world events? Here are twenty-eight quotes from holy men and women throughout the history of the Catholic Church to remind you of the power and beauty of praying the Rosary:

“Countless families the world over invite Mary into their homes through the family Rosary. She comes. They sense her presence. They solve their problems because where Mary is present, there is Christ, her Divine Son.” – Servant of God Patrick Peyton

“May the Rosary never fall from your hands.” – Saint Pope John XXIII

“The rosary is the scourge of the devil.” – Pope Adrian VI

“Every word of the Rosary is a prayer to God.” – Servant of God Frank Duff

“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 seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord. In this way the unfathomable riches of these mysteries are unfolded.” – Pope Paul VI

“For a Christian, vocal prayer must spring from the heart, so that while the Rosary is said, the mind can enter into contemplation of each one of the mysteries.” – Saint Josemaria Escriva

“Spiritually unite yourselves to Jesus Crucified and trustfully abandon yourselves into the hands of Mary, calling upon her unceasingly with the Rosary.” – Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“Have you said the Rosary every day with devotion?” – Saint Anthony Mary Claret

“The Rosary can be recited in full every day, and there are those who most laudably do so.” – Saint Pope John Paul II

“In the Rosary, we not only say prayers, we think them.” – Venerable Fulton Sheen

“If evils increase, the devotion of the People of God should also increase. . . . Pray ardently to our most merciful mother Mary by saying the Rosary during the month of October, as We have already indicated. This prayer is well-suited to the devotion of the People of God, most pleasing to the Mother of God and most effective in gaining heaven’s blessings.” Pope Paul VI

“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 of Fatima

“If you recite the Family Rosary, all united, you shall taste peace.” – Pope John XXIII

“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.” – Saint Padre Pio

“The rosary is a treasure of graces.” – Pope Paul V

“Our need of divine help is as great today as when the great Dominic introduced the use of the Rosary of Mary as a balm for the wounds of his contemporaries.” – Pope Leo XIII

“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” – Saint Dominic

“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 XI

“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

“There has also been felt with greater urgency the need to point out once more the importance of a further essential element in the Rosary, in addition to the value of the elements of praise and petition, namely the element of contemplation.” – Pope Paul VI

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

“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the richest of all prayers to the Mediatrix of all grace; It is the prayer that touches most the heart of the Mother of God. Say it each day!” – Pope Saint Pius X

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

“Guided, in fact, by divine inspiration and grace, he [Saint Dominic] foresaw that this devotion, like a most powerful warlike weapon, would be the means of putting the enemy to flight, and of confounding their audacity and mad impiety.” – Pope Leo XIII

“If the Liturgy, as the activity of Christ and the Church, is a saving action par excellence, the Rosary too, as a ‘meditation’ with Mary on Christ, is a salutary contemplation. By immersing us in the mysteries of the Redeemer’s life, it ensures that what he has done and what the liturgy makes present is profoundly assimilated and shapes our existence.” – Saint Pope John Paul II

“The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world.” – Pope John XXIII

“The fathers and mothers of families particularly must give an example to their children, especially when, at sunset, they gather after the day’s work, within the domestic walls, and recite the Holy Rosary on bended knees before the image of the Virgin.” – Pope Pius XI

“We earnestly exhort all Christians to give themselves to the recital of the pious devotion of the Rosary publicly, or privately in their own house and family, and that unceasingly.” – Pope Leo XIII

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