The Rosary and Faith


The rosary is a ritualistic prayer that was revealed to St. Dominic during “the time when he was preaching to the Albigenses,” having complained of little success, Our Lady responded, saying, “Wonder not that until now you have obtained so little fruit by your labours; you have spent them on a barren soil, not yet watered with the dew of Divine grace. When God willed to renew the face of the earth, He began by sending down on it the fertilizing rain of the Angelic Salutation. Therefore preach my Psalter, composed of 150 Angelic Salutations and 15 Our Fathers, and you will obtain an abundant harvest” (Source). The Angelic Salutation of the time was drawn from Luke 1:28,42: “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.”

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