Since this coming Thursday is the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1), this “Mondays with Mary” will conclude this month of the Holy Rosary with a post on what the saints and Popes have said about the Rosary and the Hail Mary. Don’t forget that this Thursday, All Saints Day, is a day of obligation for all Catholics. This is one of those days that we must go to Mass. We really should always want to go to Mass since the Holy Eucharist is the greatest source of God’s grace for us and it is the “source and summit” of our faith. Remind your family members and friends that this is important day for as Catholics since it’s a Holy Day of Obligation, but it is the day we celebrate the great Communion of Saints as well.
At Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Scottsdale, Arizona, the parish where I work, is having Mass at 6:00 p.m. and then following Mass, Fr. Chad King, our Parochial Vicar, and myself will be presenting – “A Night with the Saints.” I hope to blog about our presentation and tell you about the saints we discussed on that night. They are some good ones!
Without further a due, I present the Saints and Popes on the Holy Rosary –
40 straight days in Rome, Italy, St. Thomas Aquinas preached on the Hail Mary.
St. John Vianney, patron of priests, was seldom seen without a rosary in his hand.
Pope Adrian VI said, “The rosary is the scourge of the devil.”
Pope Paul V said, “The rosary is a treasure of graces.”
Pope Paul VI said quoting Pope Pius XII, “The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel.”
Blessed John Paul II said, “How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening.” Blessed John Paul said his favorite prayer is the Rosary.
Pope Leo XIII wrote 9 encyclicals on the Holy Rosary.
Blessed John XXIII spoke 38 times about our Lady and the Rosary. He prayed 15 decades daily.
St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort said, “The rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the Heart of Jesus, Our Redeemer, who so loves His Mother.”
Blessed Alan de la Roche said, “If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”
St. Dominic said, “One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.”
St. Josemaria Escriva, said, “Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!”
If you have any quotes by the saints that I don’t have listed on here, please share them with us in the comment box below.