The Secret of the Rosary - Eighteenth Rose

Eighteenth Rose - The Hail Mary – Blessings

THIS HEAVENLY SALUTATION draws down upon us the
blessings of Jesus and Mary in abundance, for it is an
infallible truth that Jesus and Mary reward in a marvelous
way those who glorify them. They repay us a hundred fold
for the praises that we give them. "I love them that love Me .
. . that I may enrich them that love Me and fill their
treasures." (Prov. 8:17, 21) Jesus and Mary have always said:
"We love those who love Us; we enrich them and fill their
treasuries to overflowing." "He who soweth in blessings,
shall also reap blessings." (Cor. 9:6)
Now, if we say the Hail Mary properly, is not this a way to
love, bless and glorify Jesus and Mary?
In each Hail Mary we bless both Jesus and Mary: "Blessed art
thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
By each Hail Mary we give Our Lady the same honor that
God gave her when He sent the Archangel Gabriel to greet
her for Him. How could anyone possibly think that Jesus
and Mary, who often do good to those that curse them,
could ever curse those that bless and honor them by the Hail
Both Saint Bernard and Saint Bonaventure say that the
Queen of Heaven is certainly no less grateful and
conscientious than gracious and well-mannered people of
this world. Just as she excels in all other perfections, she
surpasses us all in the virtue of gratitude; so she would
never let us honor her with love and respect without
repaying us one hundred fold. Saint Bonaventure says that
Mary will greet us with grace if we greet her with the Hail
Who could possibly understand the graces and blessings
which the greeting and tender regard of Our Lady effect in
us? From the very first instant that Saint Elizabeth heard the
greeting that the Mother of God gave her, she was filled with
the Holy Spirit and the child in her womb leaped for joy. If
we make ourselves worthy of the greeting and blessings of
Our Lady we shall certainly be filled with graces and a flood
of spiritual consolations will come down into our souls.

The Canada54 National Novena includes a daily reading from the Secret of the Rosary.

There are exactly 54 readings. 
  • A white rose for priests;
  • A red rose for sinners;
  • A mystical rose tree for devout souls;
  • A rosebud for little children;
  • Plus 50 roses representing each Hail Mary recited during 5 decades of the Rosary  - Le Secret du Rosaire - ICI

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