Why pray the Rosary every day for a year?


Each time the Blessed Virgin has appeared-- whether it be to Saint Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes; to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco at Fatima; or to Mariette Beco at Banneux-- she has asserted the importance, saving grace, and power of praying the Holy Rosary on a daily basis. Based upon her words, the Rosary is penance and conversion for sinners, a pathway to peace, an end to war, and a powerful act of faith in Jesus Christ. Pope Paul VI presented the Rosary as a powerful means to reach Christ "not merely with Mary but indeed, insofar as this is possible to us, in the same way as Mary, who is certainly the one who thought about Him more than anyone else has ever done."

To show us how this is done, perhaps no one has been more eloquent than the great Cardinal Newman, who wrote: "The great power of the Rosary consists in the fact that it translates the Creed into Prayer. Of course, the Creed is already in a certain sense a prayer and a great act of homage towards God, but the Rosary brings us to meditate again on the great truth of His life and death, and brings this truth close to our hearts. Even Christians, although they know God, usually fear rather than love Him. The strength of the Rosary lies in the particular manner in which it considers these mysteries, since all our thinking about Christ is intertwined with the thought of His Mother, in the relations between Mother and Son; the Holy Family is presented to us, the home in which God lived His infinite love."


As Mary said at Fatima, "Jesus wants to use you to make Me known and loved. He wishes to establish the devotion to My Immaculate Heart throughout the world. I promise salvation to whoever embraces it; these souls will be dear to God, like flowers put by Me to adorn his throne."


Litany of the Saints

Posted by Jacob

Each day of the liturgical year, the Church celebrates the lives of one or more saints—men and women recognized for their holiness and contribution to the faith. Today, November 1, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints—the day on which the Church celebrates all the saints—those whose names we know, and those purified in heaven.  In celebration and honor, we pray:

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.


Holy Mary, Holy Mother of God, pray for us
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us
St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, pray for us
All you holy Angels and Archangels, pray for us
All you holy orders of blessed Spirits, pray for us
St. John the Baptist, pray for us
St. Joseph, pray for us
All you holy Patriarchs and Prophets, pray for us
St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Andrew, St. James, pray for us
St. John, St. Thomas, St. James, St. Philip, pray for us
St. Bartholomew, St. Matthew, St. Simon, St. Thaddeus, pray for us
St. Matthias, St. Barnabas, St. Luke, St. Mark, pray for us
All you holy Apostles and Evangelists, pray for us
All you holy Disciples of the Lord, pray for us
All you holy Innocents, pray for us
St. Stephen, St. Lawrence, pray for us
St. Vincent, Sts. Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us
Sts. John and Paul, pray for us
Sts. Cosmas and Damian, pray for us
Sts. Gervase and Protase, pray for us
All you holy Martyrs, pray for us
St. Sylvester, St. Gregory, pray for us
St. Ambrose, pray for us
St. Augustine, pray for us
St. Jerome, pray for us
St. Martin, St. Nicholas, pray for us
All you holy Bishops and Confessors, pray for us
All you holy Doctors, pray for us
St. Anthony, St. Benedict, pray for us
St. Bernard, St. Dominic, pray for us
St. Francis, pray for us
All you holy Priests and Levites, pray for us
All you holy Monks and Hermits, pray for us
St. Mary Magdalen, pray for us
St. Agatha, St. Lucy, pray for us
St. Agnes, St. Cecilia, pray for us
St. Catherine, St. Anastasia, pray for us
All you holy Virgins and Widows, pray for us
All you Holy Men and Women, pray for us
Saints of God, make intercession for us.
Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.


From all evil, O Lord, deliver us
From all sin, O Lord, deliver us
From your wrath, O Lord, deliver us
From sudden and unprovided death, O Lord, deliver us
From the snares of the devil, O Lord, deliver us
From anger, and hatred, and all ill-will, O Lord, deliver us
From the spirit of fornication, O Lord, deliver us
From lightning and tempest, O Lord, deliver us
From the scourge of earthquake, O Lord, deliver us
From plague, famine, and war, O Lord, deliver us
From everlasting death, O Lord, deliver us


Through the mystery of your holy Incarnation, O Lord, deliver us
Through your Coming, O Lord, deliver us
Through your Nativity, O Lord, deliver us
Through your Baptism and holy Fasting, O Lord, deliver us
Through your Cross and Passion, O Lord, deliver us
Through your Death and Burial, O Lord, deliver us
Through your holy Resurrection, O Lord, deliver us
Through your admirable Ascension, O Lord, deliver us
Through the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, O Lord, deliver us
In the day of judgment, O Lord, deliver us


We sinners, We beseech you, hear us
That you would spare us, We beseech you, hear us
That you would pardon us, We beseech you, hear us
That you would bring us to true penance, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to govern and preserve your holy Church, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all orders of the Church in holy religion, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to humble the enemies of Holy Church, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to grant peace and unity to all Christian people, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to call back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed from the truth and lead all unbelievers to the light of the Gospel, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to confirm and preserve us in your holy service, We beseech you, hear us
That you would lift up our minds to heavenly desires, We beseech you, hear us
That you would render eternal blessings to all our benefactors, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deliver our souls and the souls of our brethren, relations and benefactors, from eternal damnation, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to give and preserve the fruits of the earth, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, We beseech you, hear us
That you would deign graciously hear us, Son of God, We beseech you, hear us


Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.


Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.



O God, whose property is always to have mercy and to spare, receive our petition, that we, and all your servants who are bound by the chains of sin, may, by the compassion of your goodness, be mercifully absolved. Graciously hear, we beg you, O Lord, the prayers of your suppliants, and pardon the sins of those who confess to you, that in your bounty you may grant us both pardon and peace.


In your clemency, O Lord, show us your ineffable mercy, that you may both free us from all our sins, and deliver us from the punishments which we deserve for them.


God, who by sin are offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of your suppliant people, and turn away the scourges of your anger, which we deserve for our sins.


Almighty, everlasting God, have mercy upon your servant N., our Sovereign Pontiff, and direct him according to your clemency into the way of everlasting salvation, that by your grace he may desire those things that are pleasing to you, and perform them with all his strength.


O God, from whom are holy desires, good counsels, and just works, give to your servants that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts be set to keep your commandments, and that, being removed from the fear of our enemies, we may pass our time in peace under your protection.


Burn our desires and our hearts with the fire of the Holy Spirit, O Lord, that we may serve you with a chaste body, and with a clean heart be pleasing to you.


O God, the Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the souls of your servants and handmaids the remission of all their sins, that, through devout prayers, they may obtain the pardon which they always desired.


Direct, we beg you, O Lord, our actions by your holy inspirations, and carry them on by your gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may begin always with you, and through you be happily ended.


Almighty and everlasting God, you have dominion over the living and the dead, and you are merciful to all who you foreknow will be yours by faith and good works; we humbly beg you that those for whom we intend to pour forth our prayers, whether this present world still detain them in the flesh, or the world to come has already received them our of their bodies, may through the intercession of all your Saints, by the clemency of your goodness, obtain the remission of all their sins. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


O Lord, hear my prayer. And let my cry come to you.
May the almighty and merciful Lord graciously hear us. Amen.
And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.






Prayer Source: Enchiridion of Indulgences , June 29, 1968

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