“Mondays with Mary” – 54 Days of Rosary Quotes

Over the past 54 days here in the Diocese of Phoenix, we have been praying the 54-Day Rosary Novena in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fatima. This past Friday night, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted consecrated the Diocese of Phoenix to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral.

Many people I know have taken up the Holy Rosary and have prayed it devoutly these past weeks. My girlfriend and I met just before the novena began and have been praying it together often at night walking the streets of my neighborhood before she returns home to her place. It has been a tremendous gift for us as a couple as well as to the entire Diocese of Phoenix.

Over the 54 days, the Diocese of Phoenix sent out Flocknote messages, for those who signed up, reminders to prayer the novena. The messages contained quotes from many Saints about the Rosary, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Blessed Mother, including the words of Our Lady of Fatima to the three shepherd children. For your reading enjoyment and daily prayer, below are the quotes that were sent –

1. “You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary.” – Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

2. “The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessing.” – Blessed Alan de la Roche

3. “My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady of Fatima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God.” – Sister Lucia, one of the visionaries at Fatima

4. “There are no surer means of calling down God’s blessings upon the family…than the daily recitation of the Rosary.” – Pope Pius XII

5. “When people love and recite the Rosary, the find that is makes them better.” – St. Anthony Mary Claret

6. “Continue to pray the Rosary every day.” – Our Lady of Fatima to Sister Lucia

7. “The Rosary is my favorite prayer.” – Pope St. John Paul II

8. “The Rosary is the weapon for these times.” – Padre Pio (St. Pio of Pietrelcina)

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

10. “Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be the monotony of “Hail Mary’s” which purifies the monotony of your sins!” – St. Josemaria Escriva

11. “How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening!” – Pope St. John Paul II

12. “Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with blood.” – St. Louis de Montfort

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

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

15. “The Rosary should be said with faith for our Blessed Lord said, ‘Believe that you shall receive; and they shall come unto you.’” – St. Louis de Montfort

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

17. “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 (Padre Pio)

18. “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 the Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces are given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.” – St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

19. “When you say your Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds join 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

20. “Recite your rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence, and with perseverance.” – St. Louis de Montfort

21. “The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” – Sr. Lucia dos Santos, Fatima seer

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

23. “The family that prays together, stays together.” – Fr. Patrick Peyton

24. “Those who say the Rosary frequently and fervently will gradually grow in grace and holiness and will enjoy the special protection of Our Lady and the abiding friendship of God.” – Bishop Hugh Boyle

25. “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

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

27. “The Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God.” – St. Louis de Montfort

28. “No one can live continually in sin & continue to say the Rosary: either they give up sin or they give up the Rosary.” – Bishop Hugh Doyle

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

30. “The Rosary is the Bible on a string” – Fr. Ronan Murphy

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

32. “You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.” – Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

33. “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

34. “If you have lost the taste for prayer, you will regain the desire for it by returning humbly to its practice.” – Bl. Pope Paul VI

35. “Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son.” – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

36. “Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.” – St. Maximillian Kolbe

37. “In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose guidance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

38. “As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

39. “Let us run to her, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.” – St. Francis de Sales

40. “Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God’s heart.” – St. Maximilian Kolbe

41. “I am not only the Queen of Heaven, but also the Mother of Mercy.” – Our Lady of Fatima

42. “What a joy to remember that she is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?” – St. Therese of Lisieux

43. “In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, thing of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.” – St. Bernard of Clairvaux

44. “After the love which we owe Jesus Christ, we must give the chief place in our heart to the love of his mother, Mary.” – St. Alphonsus Ligouri ‘

45. “Before, by yourself, you couldn’t. Now, you’ve turned to Our Lady, and with her, how easy!” – St. Josemaria Escriva

46. “We never give more honor to Jesus than we honor his mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor him all the more perfectly.” – St. Louis de Montfort

47. “If you ever feel distressed during your day, call upon Our Lady. Just say this simple prayer: Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now. I must admit – this prayer has never failed me.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)

48. “If you invoke the Blessed Virgin Mary when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you.” – St. John Vianney

49. “Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of Hell fear the name and protection of Mary.” – St. Bonaventure

50. “Pray! Pray a great deal and make many sacrifices, for many souls go to Hell because they have no one to make sacrifices and to pray for them.” – Our Lady of Fatima to St. Jacinta, St. Francisco, and Sr. Lucia

51. “To save the souls of poor sinners, God wishes to establish the devotion to My Immaculate Heart throughout the world.” – Our Lady of Fatima to St. Jacinta, St. Francisco, and Sr. Lucia

52. “Let us all willingly endeavor to follow faithfully the path that He has mapped out for us. Yes, because it was out of love that God sent us this pressing call from his mercy, in order to help us along the way of our salvation.” – Sr. Lucia

53. “Let us offer ourselves to God, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the acts of thanks and willingness; let us offer our sacrifices in union with Christ the Redeemer and, with our souls in prayer of atonement and conciliation, let us repeat: Lord Jesus, it is love of you, in reparation for sins and for the conversion of sinners.”  – Pope St. John Paul II

54. “Consecrating the world to the Immaculate Heart of the Mother means returning beneath the cross of the Son. It means consecrating this world to the pierced heart of the Savior, bringing it back to the very source of its redemption. Redemption is always greater than man’s sin and the ‘sin of the world.’ The power of Redemption is infinitely superior to the whole range of evil in man and the world. The heart of Mary is aware of this, more than any other heart in the whole universe, visible, and invisible. And so she calls us. She not only calls us to be converted: she calls us to accept her motherly help to return to the source of redemption.” – Pope St. John Paul II

Our Lady of Fatima…Pray for Us

How Important is the Holy Rosary? Well, I Have Written on it 13 Times

Today, in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church, we celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Holy Rosary is important and should be prayed by all the faithful as it has been told to do so by Our Lady in apparitions. There are two important components to the Holy Rosary – one is meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary, and two, vocal prayer. The most important aspect of the Holy Rosary is that it focuses on the life of Jesus Christ. Through the intercessory prayer of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we meditate and pray the life of Jesus Christ.

So how important is the Holy Rosary? Well, I have written on it 10 times. Below is the collection of blog posts, mostly from my series “Mondays with Mary”, I have written on the Holy Rosary beginning in 2012. Please feel free to share this post or any of these others with family and friends.

1. “Mondays with Mary” – The Holy Rosary (May 7, 2012)

2. “Mondays with Mary” – The Holy Rosary, Part Deux and St. Therese of the Child Jesus (September 30, 2012)

3. Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7, 2012)

4. “Mondays with Mary” – The Holy Rosary Through the Words of Blessed John Paul II (October 8, 2012)

5. “Mondays with Mary” – 37th Annual Arizona Rosary Celebration in Phoenix, Arizona (October 22, 2012)

6. “Mondays with Mary” – The Saints and Popes on the Holy Rosary (October 29, 2012)

7. “Mondays with Mary” – 7 Benefits of Praying the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 19, 2013)

8. “Mondays with Mary” – The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7, 2013)

9. “Mondays with Mary” – Pope St. John Paul II on Our Lady of the Rosary (October 6, 2014)

10. “Mondays with Mary” – The Method of Praying the Rosary of the Mater Dolorosa (June 29, 2015) – This rosary is different than the Loretto Rosary, but still an important prayer to be prayed.

11. “Mondays with Mary” – Venerable Fulton J. Sheen on Mary and the Rosary (October 7, 2015)

12. “Mondays with Mary” – 40th Annual Arizona Rosary Celebration in Phoenix, Arizona (October 26, 2015)

Our Lady of the Rosary…Pray for Us.

Nuestra Señora del Santisimo - Damián Domingo

Nuestra Señora del Santisimo – Damián Domingo

With today’s blog post, that would be now 13 times.

Updated 1/17/2016.