The Secret of the Rosary - First Rose


The surpassing merit of the Rosary as seen in its origin and name

First Rose - The Prayers of the Rosary

THE ROSARY is made up of two things: mental prayer and
vocal prayer. In the Holy Rosary mental prayer is none other
than meditation of the chief mysteries of the life, death and
glory of Jesus Christ and if His Blessed Mother. Vocal prayer
consists in saying fifteen decades of the Hail Mary, each
decade headed by an Our Father, while at the same time
meditation on and contemplating the fifteen principal
virtues which Jesus and Mary practiced in the fifteen
mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
In the first five decades we must honor the five Joyous
Mysteries and meditate on them; in the second five decades
the Sorrowful Mysteries and in the third group of five, the
Glorious Mysteries. So the Rosary is a blessed blending of
mental and vocal prayer by which we honor and learn to
imitate the mysteries and the virtues of the life, death,
passion and glory of Jesus and Mary.


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

To purchase a hard copy of this defining work by St. Louis-Marie de Montfort, please visit

CANADA - Sunrise Marian HERE

USA - Montfort Publications HERE 

Read the not-for-profit public domain PDF version HERE

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