promises to those who regularly recite the Rosary
Imprimatur ~ Patrick J. Cardinal Hayes DD, Archbishop of New York
1. Whoever shall
faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive
2. I promise my special
protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the
3. The Rosary shall be a
powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and
4. It will cause virtue
and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy
of God; it will withdraw the heart of men from the love of the world and
its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh,
that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
5. The soul which
recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary shall not
6. Whoever shall recite
the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred
mysteries, shall never be conquered and never overwhelmed by misfortune.
God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an
unprovided death (unprepared for heaven).The sinner shall convert the
just shall grow in grace and become worthy of eternal life.
7. Whoever shall have a
true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the
8. Those who are faithful
to recite the Rosary shall have, during their life and at their death,
the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death
they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
9. I shall deliver from
purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
10. The faithful children of the Rosary
shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.
11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by
the recitation of the Rosary.
12. All those who propagate the holy Rosary
shall be aided by me in their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that
all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire
celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons,
and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of
Indulgences for Recitation of the Marian Rosary
indulgence is granted, if the Rosary is recited in a church or public
oratory or in a family group,
a religious Community or pious Association; a partial indulgence is
granted in other circumstances.
Rosary is a certain formula of prayer, which is made up of fifteen
decades of "Hail Marys" with an "Our Father" before each decade, and in
which the recitation of each decade is accompanied by pious meditation
on a particular mystery of our Redemption." (Roman Breviary)
"Rosary," however, is commonly used in reference to only a third part of
the fifteen decades.
gaining of the plenary indulgence is regulated by the following norms:
recitation of a third part only of the Rosary suffices; but the five
decades must be recited continuously.
recitation must be accompanied by pious meditation on the mysteries.
recitation the mysteries must be announced in the manner customary in
the place; for private recitation, however, it suffices if the vocal
recitation is accompanied by meditation on the mysteries.
belonging to the Oriental rites, amongst whom this devotion is not
practiced, the Patriarchs can determine some other prayers in honor of
the Blessed Virgin Mary (for those of the Byzantine rite, for example,
the Hymn "Akathistos" or the Office "Paraclisis"); to the
prayers thus determined are accorded the same indulgences as for the
~Enchiridion, 1968, #48