"May we be assisted, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the prayers of Thy most holy Mother, whose Rosary we celebrate, that the virtue of the mysteries we adore may be shared and the effect of the sacraments we have received may be obtained."
- Communion: Mass of the Most Holy Rosary
Excerpt from Pope Leo XIII Encyclical: Iucunda Semper Expectatione
(on the Holy Rosary)
"The recourse we have to Mary in prayer follows upon the office she continuously fills by the side of the throne of God as Mediatrix of Divine grace; being by worthiness and by merit most acceptable to Him, and, therefore, surpassing in power all the angels and saints in Heaven. Now, this merciful office of hers, perhaps, appears in no other form of prayer so manifestly as it does in the Rosary. For in the Rosary all the part that Mary took as our co-Redemptress comes to us, as it were, set forth, and in such wise as though the facts were even then taking place; and this with much profit to our piety, whether in the contemplation of the succeeding sacred mysteries, or in the prayers which we speak and repeat with the lips ...
“Whenever one of the faithful who is in a state of grace says the Rosary
while meditating on the mysteries of the life and passion of Jesus Christ,
he obtains full and entire remission of all his sins.”
- Our Lady to Venerable Dominic (Carthusian Monk)