Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary

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The Madonna of the Rosary, by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1675-80

Prayer for the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Grant us, we beseech Thee, O Lord,
to be fittingly prepared for the offering of these gifts,
and through the Mysteries of the most Holy Rosary,
so to meditate upon the life,
Passion and glory of Thine only-begotten Son,
that we may be made worthy of His promises.
Who liveth and reigneth with God the Father,
in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God,
world without end.


We can never sufficiently recommend the saying of the Rosary, not simply with the lips but with the attention of the soul to the divine truths, with a heart filled with love and gratitude.

St. John XXIII